We all eat when we’re not physically hungry and use food for comfort or to ease stress some of the time. That’s so normal. So human. The challenge is when food becomes a go-to mechanism for soothing, distracting, or numbing uncomfortable emotions. Or when it’s consistently used to “take the edge off” after a long, hard day.
Stress eating is accompanied by guilt and shame for many people. So many of my clients share that they wish they could control it, but that something seems to come over them and in the moment there’s no way out. It’s like the groove in your mind to reach for food to manage discomfort is so deep, it’s hard to get out of that rut. So it makes sense that the solution to stress eating is a complex one, having to do with great shifts in mindset and behaviour. To help you get started, I’ll be sharing two keys to ease stress eating in today’s video.
Are you ready to shift your stress eating patterns?
Picky eating can make mealtime feel like mayhem. There is only so much you can do to get your kid to take in nutritious food before throwing in the towel and giving them whatever the heck they want. Makes perfect sense that managing picky eating is one thing dietitians are focussing on to help families [...]
This was definitely the most delicious thing I ate this week. Seriously. How did I not think about making an aioli using almond butter, before this? The Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli was featured on Global Calgary in my segment about mindfully enjoying nuts and seeds. So now that you watched the video, are you ready [...]
Embarrassing and uncomfortable digestive symptoms suck. When you are experiencing gas, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, etc., it makes sense you want to find a solution and you want it, like yesterday. It’s natural for people with digestive woes to start looking into what they are eating that could be contributing. Unfortunately, this can sometimes turn into [...]
Have you ever asked yourself: “should I really be doing that for my health?” Food fads are prevalent and this information age we live in can lead to incredible overwhelm. That’s why all week, as part of #NutritionMonth2017, dietitians across the country are educating about how to tease out fact from fiction and determine what [...]
So you’re tired of feeling stuck in your body, overwhelmed by the “should-do’s”, obsessed with what goes in your mouth, or like you just keep failing. And you’re considering hiring a wellness professional to help you move out of your rut and gain some healthy momentum. First off, kudos to you, it is a huge [...]
I don’t consider myself a weight loss coach. “But you’re a dietitian! Who’s all about people loving their bodies. Isn’t that what you do? Help people lose weight, so they can finally love their bodies?” Nope. When I launched Worthy and Well, I don’t think I ever said - “you need to lose weight - [...]
Many folks are gabbing on about self-care and self-love these days, which is great, right? But what happens when loving yourself feels like something on the “should-do” list but it’s just not happening right now. What then? Dr. Justine Dowd on Mindful Self-Compassion You Don’t Need Another Tip, or Trick, or Meal Plan
In honour of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (runs February 1 - 7), I’d like to share 3 myths about eating disorders in today’s video. Reducing the stigma and shame related to eating disorders and illuminating the facts is so important. It all starts with awareness. There are so many events happening to raise awareness. Attend [...]
What if you owned a valuable resource that could help you heal your relationship with food, help you feel the way you want to feel, and help you live your life more fully? Would you take the time to get to know and appreciate it? In today’s video, I reveal your #1 untapped resource that [...]
Yup, I’m an anti-diet dietitian and I’m here to discuss the benefits of dieting. Dieting serves us in many ways, which is why we try diets again and again, until we finally hit our “diet rock bottom.” In today’s video, I reveal these benefits and offer perspective so you can get out of the dieting cycle [...]