Three Ways I Achieved a Healthy Relationship With Food

Last week a colleague* complained to me that her mouth was sore from having eaten an entire bag of sour candies the evening prior. “This needs to stop,” she told me, “It’s out of control. It’s like this every evening these days.” I listened to her empathetically. I’ve been there; but not for a very… 

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10 ways you can change the way you speak to be more body positive

Sticks and stones can break our bones… but words matter, folks. I tend to cringe when I hear people talk about “cheat” days or eating “clean” or eating a “naughty” treat. For starters, labelling foods as “good” or “bad”, “clean” or “naughty”, causes so much unnecessary anxiety for people. Imagine being hungry at an event… 

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we all need support – thoughts on how we should talk about weight loss

Last month I read this article in the New York Times titled, “Losing it in the Anti-Diet Age – the agonies of being overweight in a culture that likes to pretend it only cares about health, not size” It’s a good article, worthy of reading. The article is a long one that took me several… 

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10 Lunch Packing Tips for Healthy and Tasty Lunches

10 lunch packing tips to help you pack healthy, tasty, and budget-friendly lunches. Love it or hate it, lunch packing season is here! There are a lot of good reasons you should pack your lunch: The food you pack will almost certainly be more nutritious and less expensive than if you go out for lunch…. 

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8 ways to eat healthy at the cabin this summer

Summer vacations are the best, but it can be tough to keep healthy eating on track. Here are some tips for eight ways to eat healthy this summer at the cabin (cottage, lake house… wherever you are!)   I just spent nearly four weeks at our family’s cabin (which is now also my parents’ full-time… 

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judge not

Here’s a scene that plays out in my life fairly frequently: someone leans in to me over their kale salad / green smoothie / cold-pressed juice and tells me in wide-eyed whispers about the crap they saw so-and-so eating the other day. Or, a friend relays a story about having seen a colleague in their… 

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Live Well – first running clinic

Today’s Live Well post is another in the series by my good friend Lindsay Goodridge. It’s my first running clinic and I’m feeling a little bit nervous. I’ve never been a participant before, I’ve only every coached them. Is this what my participants go through?! I’m thinking of reasons not to go… it’s raining… I have a… 

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Live Well – Why do YOU want to exercise?

This Live Well post is the first guest post by my very dear and extraordinarily talented friend Lindsay Goodridge: These are some things I know to be true: Getting back into exercise is hard! Maintaining an active lifestyle that is balanced and not made of rules is hard! Exercising when things hurt or when you’re recovering… 

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Live Well – You and I and BMI

These days I’m attempting to walk a delicate balance between diving into obesity research, and framing everything I say in a size positive-way. It’s not easy. We keep hearing about a worldwide obesity epidemic. With it there is a slew of health problems both on a personal and a public health level, as well as… 

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