No Way Am I Buying Bigger Pants!

Fall is upon us and that means…wardrobe change! But what if you pull out last year’s skirts, pants and dresses only to find that they shrunk? Or maybe it’s that you expanded? Either way, they won’t fit comfortably. So, what’s a girl to do? I’ll tell you what many will do – they’ll decide to…

Eat Cake for Breakfast

As parents, we work incredibly hard to make the life of our kids better than our own. So when it comes to their health, we do everything we can to make sure they don’t struggle the same way we do. But the problem often lies in our efforts. We tell them, “don’t eat too much…

I am celebrating 8 years of being purge free!

That’s incredible to me. What blows my mind is that I didn’t even realize that I had an anniversary to celebrate because being purge free is my new normal. 9 years ago my son was born. 8 years ago we were leaving his cake smashing photo session to celebrate his first birthday and I was…

International No Diet Day

It’s finally here. A day that truly celebrates a life free of rules and restrictions; a day that celebrates our bodies just as they are. But how much has our body image deteriorated to fuel the need for a No Diet Day? How widespread is the desire to be ‘perfect’ and ‘skinny’ anyways? Although it’s…

Recovering from the Easter Bunny – After a Binge

Food has been part of celebration, grief, and tradition for as long as human history dates back. It’s not going anywhere. So when holidays like Easter come around, things can get a bit stressful. The endless sweet treats delivered by the Easter Bunny fill many homes with unwanted temptation; so how did it go? If…

That Rascally Rabbit is Delivering Chocolates Again!

Easter; it’s another one of those sweet treat holidays. Everywhere you go you’ll find brightly coloured wrappers filled with mouth-watering goodies. They’re adorning the shelves at your local grocery store, filling treat bowls at the dentist’s office, and begging for your attention at the gas station convenience store. They are practically DEMANDING that you indulge.…

Please Stop Helping Me Mom

I love it when Mom’s come to talk to me about their daughter’s weight and food challenges. Moms want to help. Moms feel guilty. Seeing their child suffer is heartbreaking. They think that they did something that led to their daughter’s binge eating, closet eating, or poor self-esteem. So Mom’s continue to do things they…

When My Emotional Eating Wasn’t Emotional at All

I have been on this body love, intuitive eating journey for about 15 years. What’s most surprising? Everyday I’m still learning. I’m constantly finding myself in new ‘aha!’ moments as I weave my way through this life of mine. My patients, my family and my friends are always opening up my eyes to new situations,…

The Case of the Magic Pill

On TV it all looks so easy. Dr. Oz debut’s the ‘Magic Pill to Stop Aging’[i] and proclaims numerous other miracle pills that will to strip the weight off you with no ‘no exercise, no diet and no effort’. They tell you it’s all because of some nutrient or another found only in an exotic…

We Don’t Give Our Bodies Enough Credit

We live in a culture where scientists are constantly bashing some foods then recommending others, and where the health gurus praising their miracle diets and body transformations are a dime a dozen. For years, we’ve been taught about the endless rules and about those ‘toxic’ foods that will destroy our metabolisms, but is it really…