Tag Archives: Psychology of eating

5 ways to center yourself when you’re feeling off-kilter

  In an ideal world we would all feel calm, at ease and totally centered. But we don’t live in an ideal world. We live in a reality, where we encounter frustrations, deadlines, losses, illness, and more. There is so much of life that destabilizes and makes us feel ungrounded. And those of us who […]

Emotional eating? 6 key questions

I found myself prowling through the cupcake aisle at Whole Foods. I walked slowly around and around the glass case, checking out the beautiful decorations and the different flavors. Perusing cupcakes is nothing extraordinary, people do it everyday, but the thing is that my body is very sensitive to wheat and refined sugar. I get super sleepy […]

The problem with a better body

I saw the sign at the gym. “BETTER BODY CHALLENGE” and suddenly, out came this rant: “Really? A BETTER body? What’s wrong with my body as it is?! I’m here at the gym because I want to care for myself! I want to be strong and agile and you are telling me that my body is […]

I just want to eat like a normal person…

“Everyone else goes out and has nachos and margaritas and stays skinny. If I eat that, I blow up!” “My friends are able to have a bite of dessert and then not eat the whole thing…I can’t do that!” “The rest of my family doesn’t worry about dairy or gluten or sugar, it drives me […]

Where digestion really starts, and why it matters!

If you look up images of digestion, you’ll get see a lot of this… The pictures show the digestive tract starting from the salivary glands. But that’s not really where digestion starts. The process of digestion actually starts in your brain! Specifically – that process has a fancy name – it’s called The Cephalic Phase […]

How to Develop Body Wisdom

This week a brand new client said to me… “I’ve been brainwashed! I know the calories in every food I know the fat grams in an avocado I know to watch for fibre in relation to fat. But I don’t know what works for MY body! I don’t know how to listen to my own […]

Social Media and Your Body

Here’s how to have a relationship with your body that will change your life! You are most likely on Facebook or Twitter, perhaps Instagram or maybe even Pinterest.  (Please join me on any of those social media platforms by clicking through on these links!) The purpose of these networks – of course – is to connect you with other people. But […]

The only diet I recommend to all women

I’m not a believer in diets for three reasons: I’ve tried hundreds, and they’ve never helped me release weight in a permanent way. I’ve worked with hundreds of women who have been deeply demoralized and lost trust in their body by doing countless diets that “failed.” The Statistics (they don’t lie): 95% of diets fail, and […]

The hidden gift in Oprah’s new diet

I’ve been tracking the Oprah/Weight Watchers story closely, because I’m fascinated by our diet industry, and I’m obsessed with the relationship that women have with food and their body. So, I want to offer you a look at this issue from three perspectives. The Money The Message The Magic…or “hidden” gift in Oprah’s diet So […]

7 strategies that help if you eat to feel grounded

It was midnight after being on the road since 5 in the morning that I found myself standing in the kitchen, unpacking from my trip and eating mindlessly. It took me a good 5-10 bites to realize what I was doing – I was eating to try to get grounded. I have a two different names […]