12-Months to a Happier and Healthier You

Happy New Year!!

If you are the type of person who likes to set New Years’ Resolutions or just take stock of where you are now and where you’re headed this year, then keep reading.

There are 12 months in this year and each one gives you the opportunity to improve your nutrition if you so desire.

Let’s jump right in and brainstorm some health-promoting behaviours for the 12 months of the year.

Here are some ideas that I’ve come up with to get you thinking – please take them or leave them. Feel free to use the following inspiration as a guide only.  Continue reading

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30 Days to a Better Relationship With Food and Body

Discover how to improve your relationship with food and body.

Learn how to nourish, respect and accept your body, and actually love food and your life.

Make this month your month to priortise you. Improve your nutrition and relationship with food and body.

 

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Mindful Eating Checklist

Are you wanting to learn to eat more mindfully, but don’t know where to start?

This post includes some questions to help you eat mindfully.

Just like anything to do with non-diet nutrition, be aware of not falling into the diet trap – i.e. ‘the mindful eating diet’.

The following ideas are purely to help you experiment with mindful eating and to help you know what suits you when becoming more mindful during eating. These ideas may or may not be suitable for you.

Before we jump into the list, let’s define what mindful eating is. Continue reading

Intuitive Eating Checklist

Are you wanting to learn to eat more intuitively, but don’t know where to start?

The following checklist will give you some ideas on how to eat more intuitively.

Before we jump into the list, let’s define what intuitive eating is. Continue reading

How is Anti-Obesity Helpful?: Bringing The Focus Back To Health

Today is named Anti-Obesity Day and exists to highlight how obesity is a public health hazard.

In the work I do as an Accredited Practising Dietitian, I help people in a weight-neutral context (aka anti-diet or anti-trying to ‘fix’ the body), which means I don’t support this anti-obesity day.

We do not support anti-obesity day because of it adding to weight stigma. CLICK HERE to learn more about weight stigma and how it in fact contributes to a public health hazard not for because someone’s body is deemed ‘obese’.

Instead, I would like to bring awareness to how damaging the focus on obesity is on health, in particular, mental health as described in the post – No, Obesity Isn’t Australia’s Biggest Health Problem. Continue reading

Happy Kindness Day!

What a great day to celebrate kindness.

Kindness is something that this world can use more of, however, what we are all in need of is self-kindness or self-compassion.

Think back to a time when something didn’t go to plan or you made a mistake.

What was your reaction? I bet it was harsh, judgemental and self-critical.

We are wired to be our harshest critics for survival, but berating ourselves in this judgemental manner doesn’t usually enable us to thrive and find joy and happiness. Continue reading

What’s the Real Problem with Obesity?

Today is world obesity day.

We live in a world where ‘obesity’ is seen as a bad thing, a disease and a problem to be fixed.

There is so much stigma associated with larger bodies. Continue reading

Why Intuitive Eating Isn’t Working For You

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Are you someone who believes intuitive eating hasn’t worked?

Intuitive eating is a non-diet principle, which means it is not a diet.

Intuitive eating is a way of eating that helps people to heal and improve their relationships with food and body.

Intuitive eating involves stopping dieting behaviours such as counting calories and macronutrients, weighing food and your body and so on. It supports people to tune, honour the body’s signals and ultimately trust their body again.

Freedom from guilt and judgment associated with food and eating comes from really trusting your body. Continue reading

Improve Your Nutrition With Self-Kindness

Self-kindness and eating: What Does It Look Like?

Could self-kindness (or self-compassion as it is also called) be the missing ingredient in nutrition that most people lack?

Self-kindness can be described as being kind to one’s self in times of perceived inadequacy, failure, or suffering.

Kristin Neff has defined self-compassion as being composed of 3 main components – self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness:

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6 Top Tips To Rebel Against Diet Culture

In planning to write this post I asked my community what their top ways were to rebel against diet culture.

One mum brought up a great point, which I thought was important to share before jumping into my top tips. She shared that she was putting too much energy into being angry at diet society rather than loving herself, so she was changing her focus to feeling proud of herself beyond aesthetics. This is a great point to highlight there is a fine line balancing being rebellious and caring for yourself.

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