Should You Feed Your Child Lucky Charms?

  February 20, 2018

What do you do when you’re at the store and your little one wants a sugary cereal? Are you nervous to get the sugary ones? Just last week we went grocery shopping as a family. Family grocery shopping has it’s own unique set of challenges – everyone (ahem, I mean my husband and daughter) are … Continued

Why Trying to Get Kids to Lose Weight Is a BAD Idea!

  February 15, 2018

  I’m not sure how many of you have been following along with the controversy around Weight Watchers this past week. Weight Watchers has decided to allow teenagers as young as 13 years old (with a parent’s consent) to take part in their program for free this summer. To say that it has caused controversy … Continued

Help, My Child Doesn’t Want to Eat What I Make!

  February 7, 2018

Eliminating pressure around meal and snack times, will help your children to become more attuned to listening to their bodies and eating for hunger and stopping when they are full. As parents, this is difficult to follow through with at times because we want what is best for our children. We want them grow up … Continued

5 Tips for Addressing the Larger Bodied Child

  December 4, 2017

This blog post is especially hard for me to write, not because it’s something I’m not well versed in, but something that tugs on my heart strings. I’ve come to understand it’s an important issue to understand and address with parents. As parents we always want what is best for our children. We want them … Continued

4 Key Steps to Handling Halloween Candy!

  October 24, 2017

A Realistic Approach To Dealing with Halloween Candy Overload! I remember as a young child the enjoyment I got from trick or treating and being able to come home and enjoy my candy. We used to sit at the table and look at the good stuff we got and sort out all the “crappy” candy. … Continued

The Effects of Shaming Your Child’s Eating

  January 9, 2017

The Effects of Shaming Your Child’s Eating Most parents don’t set out to intentionally shame their child or their eating, but it happens more often than you think. The shame is used most often in an attempt to change the outcome of what or how much your children will eat. However, the negative comments are … Continued

What is a Diet?

  January 7, 2017

Think about the diets you have been on. What do they all have in common? Eliminating a major macronutrient…Atkins, Paleo. Controlling portions sizes…Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Slim Fast. Classifying foods into good and bad categories…21 day fix, Red Light Green Light Diet, Whole 30. You get the idea, these are obvious diets that have … Continued

It’s Okay to Eat: Giving Yourself Permission

  January 3, 2017

After a long history of dieting or restrictive eating it can warp your mind into thinking you can’t or shouldn’t eat certain foods. As each new diet hits the market another macronutrient is attacked and eliminated. It was fat in the 90’s, carbohydrates in early 00’s, gluten in the mid 00’s, grains and fruits in … Continued

What Is Normal Eating?

  January 2, 2017

Today is a new beginning, you’ve decided you to explore normal eating. You have decided to reject another diet. You’ve realized that living in the constant battle with food and your body doesn’t feel good and isn’t helping anyone. You want to stop binging on food you don’t think you should eat. You want to … Continued

Why Weight Loss New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Work

  January 1, 2017

  Today, is the day. It’s the day when more than 45 million people resolve to lose weight in the New Year. In every article on losing weight I have come across in the past week either promises weight loss or blames you for not losing weight. The ten mistakes you are making when trying … Continued

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