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A lot of people approach movement as a primary way to control or to change their weight. Diet culture has been portraying physical activity as a way to lose weight and “feel better about ourselves” for a very long time. It often correlates physical activity to weight and self-worth which is SUPER problematic. It disregards […]

Fitness At Every Size

August 13, 2021

Going away on vacation is meant to disconnect, relax and recharge from our crazy hectic lives. There’s always a picture of us sitting by a beach, soaking up the sun and disconnecting from our responsibilities in daily life. But it isn’t always this way, is it? Most people don’t end up truly relaxing because the […]

Guilt Free Vacation

August 5, 2021

It’s not uncommon for moms to feel intense pressure to “get their body back” immediately after giving birth. Or honestly, just getting their pre-pregnancy bodies back at all! As we know, our society glorifies thinness and one’s ability to achieve thinness. Naturally, as a person with a uterus is carrying and CREATING A FREAKING HUMAN, […]

Postpartum and Body Image

July 29, 2021

“You must have vegetables at every meal, every day”… Myth or Fact?! This is something that I hear my clients tell me often. There is a common belief that you MUST eat vegetables all day every day in order to be healthy. Well today, I want to talk about how vegetables have been put on […]

Food Myths Debunked: Are Vegetables Really All That?!

July 22, 2021

Perfectionism is a term that is often thrown around when we talk about disordered eating and body image. We may not realize it, but a lot of chronic dieters engage in perfectionistic tendencies. They often feel like they are to blame when a diet or fitness program doesn’t as planned, and that they are never […]

Perfectionism and Disordered Eating

July 16, 2021

Let’s talk about weight bias, weight, stigma, and weight discrimination. This is a topic that often comes up with my clients and I don’t think it’s something that many of us truly understand, and I believe that we really need to address this issue because it surrounds us daily in our environments (home, school, work) […]

Weight Bias, Weight Stigma and Weight Discrimination

July 8, 2021

If you have been following me for a while, you may have noticed that I use the term Diet Culture a whole lot. We are seeing more and more posts, books, blogs, podcasts etc. coming out that talk about Diet Culture and being anti-diet to advocate for changes on how our society views food! This […]

What is Diet Culture?

July 2, 2021

In the past few years, the prevalence of eating disorders in Canada has been increasing every year. And a global pandemic surely did not help! Since the start of the COVID-19, multiple studies have pointed out that eating disorders (ED) are on the rise. Increases in certain emotions like stress, anxiety, and depression are known […]

What Are Eating Disorders?

January 29, 2021

Trigger warning: *The term obesity will be used in this article as defined by the document being reviewed. The views presented in the summary of the guidelines are not necessarily those of The Balanced Practice.* In August 2020, the new clinical guidelines for obesity in Canada that came out! This article will explore what these […]

A HAES® Aligned Dietitian Reviews New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Obesity

August 11, 2020

Ah food cravings! Most of us get them and a lot of us hate them! Food cravings have been demonized quite a bit by diet culture and associate with lack of willpower or motivation. Well, I am here to debunk some of that and explain WHY we get cravings to better understand how to address […]

Understanding Food Cravings – Explained by a Registered Dietitian

May 21, 2020