Building your support team

Eating disorders require a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Here are the main players in the team and the rationale behind their involvement to help you understand who you may need on your side and why: Dietitian Assess intake for nutritional adequacy Improve diet quality Provide practical advice around food and eating patterns Meal plan prescription…
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Vegan or Carnivore?

With vegetarian and vegan diets on the rise and an increased variety of meat-free alternative foods available – should we consider a switch from a typical meat-based diet? What are the benefits of being vegetarian or vegan VS a meat eater? I commonly see clients who have adopted vegetarian and vegan diets in order to…
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5 Minute mindful eating

Have you ever eaten a plate of food and not tasted a bite? Or forgot you ate because your mind was somewhere else? How often do you find yourself in autopilot mode? Mindfulness is all about living in the moment, noticing, paying attention intentionally. Being consciously aware of thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness can help with…
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To gluten or not to gluten…

Most people I talk to have tried more than one type of restrictive fad diet, which usually ends in a binge followed by a self induced guilt-trip and tears. Egg free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, meat free… Whats the evidence suggesting we should do these? In the case of allergy or intolerance, yes removing these from the…
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Connecting with the world…

Feeling tired and disconnected from yourself or your community? Do you want to give back or get involved? Do you need time out? Here is some food for thought! 1)   Put the phone down, step away from the laptop, hide your ipad (but not before you watch this video clip)… http://elitedaily.com/news/world/this-is-one-of-the-most-vital-messages-gen-y-needs-to-hear-video/ If you’re not yet up…
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The Lowdown on Fats & Oils

Often made out as the bad guys, fats and oils are really just misunderstood. Fats and oils are imperative to our health and are an essential component in our nutrition plans. Fats and oils are important for our body, they: Protect your organs Are important for our nerves, brain and skin cells Assist in temperature…
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Book Review: “Eating in the Light of the Moon”

By Dr. Anita Johnston This is a beautifully written book that weaves in myths, metaphors and fairy tales to guide you through its core themes. Useful not only for those who are developing skills to recover from disordered eating, this book is a positive, empowering and practical resource for exploring your understanding and relationship with…
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Ditch the Diet Products

Diet products send the message that we need to be constantly dieting and aiming for weight loss. This can be destructive to a healthy nutrition plan and mindset. Diet products do not teach you how to change habits or behaviours that may be impacting on your weight concerns, they don’t teach you how to maintain…
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