There is no such thing as perfect! We are constantly bombarded with ‘healthy eating’ messages- whether it be in the supermarket…. the advertisement on TV…. the bus shelter…. the professional sportsman with food in hand- it can be quite overwhelming! Not to mention the demonization of foods such as chocolate… cakes…. biscuits and fried foods. No wonder we have developed a way of talking to ourselves which is truly unkind…. ‘why did you eat that!’, ‘now you have blown your he
A Non-Diet Approach….? How can I possibly reach my goals without a diet…? What exactly does this entail…? The Non-Diet Approach moves away from traditional diet prescription, and focuses on achieving healthy behaviours. Rather than focusing on weight loss and cutting out this…limiting that… the approach focuses on nourishing your body to its best version of health. Sounds exciting doesn’t it….! Why the Non-Diet Approach…? Research has shown that most (95%!) individuals who go
You’ve heard of mindful eating, and you’ve given it a go, but you’ve come to a point where you’re not quite sure where to go from here. The road to being a mindful eater isn’t as straight forward as you’d expected! So what’s the next step? Mindful eating is a wonderfully complex skill that constantly evolves your understanding of your body as it changes, moment to moment, day to day, year to year. It’s also a completely neutral skill, it doesn’t tell you when you must eat, or
When you think about eating, what does it usually look like for you? Rushing to get out the door in the morning, mouthfuls of cereal in between getting dressed and getting kids ready? Eating lunch in front of your computer at work? Dinner in front of the TV? Of course not every meal is going to be a crazy rush, but more often than not these days, we find ourselves multitasking at every turn, whether it be physically doing more than one thing at once, or just as equally our he
After deciding to dump diet culture and make a move towards finding peace with food and your body, what do you do from here? Many people have heard of ‘Intuitive Eating’, but what does it actually mean? Intuitive Eating is almost like an anti-diet! Where diets tell you when, what and how much you can eat (along with what you can’t eat as well!), intuitive eating is all about honouring your body’s natural and normal physical cues for hunger, fullness and appetite. Our bodies a
Today is Mindful Eating Day 2018! It is a day we Non-Diet Dietitians celebrate and advocate for a mindful approach to food choices and eating... But first of all, what is Mindful Eating?
Mindful eating began with the concept of mindfulness (to be mindful means to be present in the moment, becoming non-judgementally aware of your internal environment including the mental, physical and emotional, and the external environment), and applies these principles of mindfulness to