2 and 3 year olds can be difficult (but man are they cute). One minute they’re smiling and hugging you and telling you how much they love you and the next, they’re screaming at the top of their lungs at the public library because you told them it was time to go (after you warned them 8 times).
So many emotions, so little self-control and a whole lot of developmental milestones make this stage of life interesting to say the least. You’ve got your hands full parenting toddlers, feeding your littles doesn’t need to add to the overwhelm.
My husband and I love watching food documentaries, particularly the ones where they travel to other countries and explore different cuisines. We recently watched Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and it reminded me of the feeling I used to get every time we’d watch Anthony Bordaine’s show.
Call it nostalgia or whatever you want, but I’ve always felt a little sad that I don’t live in a different country or another time with a distinct food culture.
Nourish your body with food and water, move joyfully and appropriately, manage stress, and rest. These are the four basic tenets of any preventative health regimen or recovery plan.
Yet the majority of health professionals and mainstream media focus on the first two principles and neglects the last two, with the exception of sleep, of course.
But there’s a reason I didn’t name sleep as the fourth tenet of health and opted for “rest” instead.
I have never done one of these posts, but after asking you guys if you found “what I ate in a day and why” posts helpful, and reading the overwhelming “Yes” responses, I decided to do one: pregnancy edition.
Of course before I go on, here’s my shpeel about these types of posts:
One: what I eat (the foods and amounts) change from day to day based on my hunger, fullness, activity levels, cravings and environment. This day is ONE day only, and as I fully embrace intuitive eating, I have no set meal plan or regimen that I follow every single day.
we’re FINALLY continuing with the Intuitive Eating (IE) and Scripture Series picking up with the fifth principle of Intuitive Eating: Respect Your Fullness. Let’s jump right in.
The authors of Intuitive Eating write this about the fifth principle:
“ Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes and what is your current fullness level.
Sounds simple enough eh? Yet there are a lot of things that have to happen before this becomes easy or even possible to execute.
There's been so much written about digestion lately, I've hesitated to add my voice to the noise, lest I provoke the often angry opinions of the masses, but recently something shifted my perspective on this.
I was speaking with a group of women about digestion and elimination diets, sharing the same simple truths I do with my clients, and several of the women messaged me later to tell me how freeing those nuggets of information were. Honestly, their words caught me off guard. Of all the things we'd discussed that evening, I was surprised it was the two cents about digestion that really helped these women.
I am a fan of demystifying and uncomplicating common health concerns in order to make you a more empowered health advocate. And high blood pressure is definitely a common health concern, with nearly 3 million cases reported each year in the US.
Yesterday I did an Instagram experiment. I asked people what their ten favorite foods/ingredients were. One, because I was just curious and two, because I wanted people to think about this.For so many people today this is a super hard question. Between our culture telling us what we can and can't eat and the mixed messages we receive about some of our favorite foods, a lot of us have completely stopped eating for enjoyment.
There is a lot of misconception out there about the health at every size, intuitive eating and non-diet approach. From a distance, people view intuitive eating as anti nutrition knowledge--but that's not the case. Actually, intuitive eating and the health at every size movement put more of an emphasis on healthy behaviors and intentions than weight loss diets, which tend to focus on deprivation, numbers and fear.