Slower Living

One of my intentions for the new year is to embrace ‘slower living,’ or at least get curious as to what this phrase actually means for me. As this past year came to an end, I started to reflect on the remarkable state my life was in. I say remarkable because some aspects of my life are just unbelievable, inspiring, and rapidly changing. Other areas of my life I’m experiencing struggles I never imagined for myself.

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New Year, Same You

I don’t know about you, but the years seem to be going by faster and faster, and I am just unwilling for that to continue. I believe part of it is that our lives continue to speed up, we push ourselves to accomplish more, and we spend an astronomical amount of time and energy trying to change our body and self to be more acceptable.

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Does Body Size Determine If an Eating Behavior is Disordered?

Disordered eating is difficult to define when it is often disguised as a “diet” or masked by the skewed perception of what a disordered body should look like. Whether it is restricting food or reactive eating that develops from deprivation, these behaviors are our body’s way of trying to signal that something is wrong. Ironically, instead of seeing these as red flags, they can be normalized by society to control body size.

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How to Drown Out Diet Talk

It never fails. As soon as someone discovers I am a dietitian they want to know what set of dogmatic diet rules I live by. As if I were a Starbucks drink, they are expecting a description such as, “a non-GMO, soy free, Paleo pescatarian who alternates between Beach Body shakes and Whole30 every month.”

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