The Whole 30 is Over, Now What?

The Whole 30—that’s what we’ve heard about the most this year. It seems to be one of the big diet trends right now. That’s right, we called it a diet. Many don’t think the Whole 30 is a diet. The truth? Lots of programs out there are diets in disguise. We recently came across a meme titled “Diet Buzz Words: … Continued

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Nutritionism

By Dana Sturtevant and Hillary Kinavey In a culture that emphasizes “nutritionism”—a reductionist way of thinking about food that assumes the whole point of eating is to maintain and promote bodily health—it is easy to forget that food is so much more than the sum of its nutrients. The term “nutritionism” has been coined to describe the fixation on nutrients at the expense … Continued

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We Can Do Better

Last week, some of you likely read about AspireAssist, the new weight loss surgery device that allows people to purge a third of their meals through an external pump that dumps some of the stomach’s content into the toilet. We were horrified by the news, but unfortunately, not at all surprised. We’ve long viewed the traditional weight paradigm as one … Continued

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The Sacred Art of Listening

We recently came across this beautiful talk by Tara Brach on The Sacred Art of Listening. When we think of listening, we think of the space we hold for people’s healing process, and how the quality of our listening, not the wisdom of our words, has the biggest impact on whether or not people change. When we cultivate the ability to … Continued

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There is no such thing as a “summer body”

Every week, there seems to be a theme in what my clients bring up in session. This week it has been “Summer is coming!” Clients whose weight cycles a lot (via dieting) wonder if their clothes will fit when they try them on the first time this year. So the dieting mind gets LOUD again. Just when you are getting … Continued

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