Health and Life

Health and Life: it’s a balance I had a client session recently wherein I asked the client why she decided to work with me. See this client had previously been part of a diet program, and been successful. She also had felt supported and not judged. It didn’t sound like a terrible experience. Yet whenContinue reading “Health and Life”

Let’s talk about weight without dieting

Let’s talk about weight without dieting A tale of two Bronwyns Bronwyn Then I first became a “dieter” around the age of 15 or 16. I lost some weight, then spent another 7-8 years trying to maintain that body weight or (always hopefully) lose more. It was a rough time. My life revolved around myContinue reading “Let’s talk about weight without dieting”

What Gardening and pursuing a non-diet lifestyle have in common

What Gardening and pursuing a non-diet lifestyle have in common Over on Instagram, and in my Runclub video last week I shared that I was preparing for the growing season by starting some seeds indoors. This week we got some sprouts! And I couldn’t help but think of some of the similarities between gardening andContinue reading “What Gardening and pursuing a non-diet lifestyle have in common”

The Diet Cycle

What is the Diet Cycle? Diet cycle, also known as the restrict-binge cycle is a term used to refer to an experience seen frequently with those who embark on dieting. We might also think of it as part of what leads to yo-yo dieting. Often people start a diet, or lifestyle change, with the bestContinue reading “The Diet Cycle”

Let’s Talk about Dieting

I want to do a small series on dieting for this blog. Why? I believe that we talk about dieting a lot in the anti-diet world, but often it is poorly defined. There is a lot of misinformation out there on dieting. For many folks with eating disorders, a diet was their “gateway”. Even thoseContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Dieting”

Wanting to lose weight is okay

Wanting to lose weight is okay If you’ve been reading my blog you’ll notice I am not very pro-weight loss. In fact, I believe we need to stop equating thin bodies and the pursuit of weight loss with health. (This will be a theme – what is health? Who do you picture when you thinkContinue reading “Wanting to lose weight is okay”

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021

Eating Disorder Awareness week Did you know thEatiat in Canada it is eating disorder awareness week? It is! Eating disorders are a devastating and deadly mental health issue. They affect many people, of all genders, all ethnicities, all ages, and all body sizes. They also don’t discriminate by dis/ability, mental abilities, or wealth. I meanContinue reading “Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021”

Weight Neutrality

Weight Neutrality What is Weight Neutrality? I wanted to write a post that discusses the idea of weight neutrality, because my assumption is that it might be a new term for many readers. And you may have seen the term “weight neutral dietitian” tossed around a bit around here, so it is important to talkContinue reading “Weight Neutrality”

A healthy relationship to food

A healthy relationship to food What exactly does it mean to have a healthy relationship to food? For today’s blog post I wanted to talk a little bit about what I mean by helping people improve their relationship to food, because it’s a term that is getting used a lot more, but doesn’t necessarily haveContinue reading “A healthy relationship to food”