Intuitive eating

Building Body Trust in Relationship

January 30, 2012

As many know and have experienced, it is possible to change and grow together…even around deeply vulnerable topics with often disparate histories such as food and weight. Often times we hear people talk about working on one’s self before getting into a new relationship. “It’s time to work on yourself!”, “I can really get strong…

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The Stages of Intuitive Eating, Part 1

December 7, 2011

Learning how to trust that your body knows best. The beginning stages of intuitive eating often require us to hold opposite experiences as truth at the same time. We can feel relieved and excited to have found something that finally feels right, new, and sane. We can also feel confused, alone and as if we are stumbling…

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Reaching a Natural Healthy Weight

July 7, 2011

Our experience has shown us that to eventually get to your natural healthy weight, you need to loosen up on yourself and treat your body with respect. My work with patients around weight began as a research dietitian – over a period of about seven years I helped participants in clinical trials make lifestyle changes…

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The Farmer’s Market is Back!

April 12, 2011

By Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD This Saturday, I woke up and realized that the downtown Portland Farmer’s Market has started up again. So I got dressed and headed downtown to see what the season has to offer. I first headed to The Smokery, where they sell the very best smoked salmon—it is not salty and…

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The Farmer's Market is Back!

April 12, 2011

By Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD This Saturday, I woke up and realized that the downtown Portland Farmer’s Market has started up again. So I got dressed and headed downtown to see what the season has to offer. I first headed to The Smokery, where they sell the very best smoked salmon—it is not salty and…

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