How to check for signs and what to do about it Many of us have been taught to have weight stigma. To judge, criticize and “fix” those that have more weight on them than what has been deemed to be “acceptable” by society. Maybe you fall into this category and have felt...read more
This past weekend, my 8 year old daughter had one of her friends over. She was proudly showing me her FitBit that she had just gotten and all that it could do. Every part of me cringed as her innocent voice said, “it shows the steps that you take and the calories you...read more
A couple weeks ago, a good friend of mine posted on her Facebook page the quote, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” She included a message that she was working out, eating the best she ever had in a long time and feeling great. She also happens to be naturally...read more
It’s been awhile since I have had a post! I have missed writing greatly, but now feel that my life is in a bit more balance. I moved my private practice office in the beginning of summer to be closer to home and while adjusting to the summer schedule, we...read more
Body image is one of the most powerful things that will impact our daughters. Teaching our daughters a healthy body image means imparting on them that what their body can do, is far more important than what it looks like. How often do you think...read more
It seems like we are hearing more about brain food, foods that actually help our brain become healthier. The way society is today, there is such a focus only on the physical appearance and physical health of someone’s body. As I have discussed...read more
Trust. Somewhere along the way, that word has been taught to not go with our bodies. How you were brought up with food and the encouragement of listening to your body certainly shapes the way you trust your body. That is why I am so passionate...read more
As a dietitian working with young girls struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating (this is having an unhealthy relationship with food and can be eating too little or too much), I have seen how impactful parents are to a child’s...read more
Somewhere along the way we have been taught we have to live “by the rules.” In my practice, I see many clients that like to be the food rules followers. These are the people that will be the “hard core” dieters, the ones that will only eat...read more
We all want to have healthy kids. However, when we think about healthy kids and food, we do not always think about the word, permission. In my last post, www.beyondyoursurface.com/permission, I spoke of how important the language of food is,...read more
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