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How to Encourage Your Clients to Focus on Health Rather Than Weight mind & body Jan 10, 2022

No one goes into health care to become a weight expert, but as health professionals we often find ourselves fielding questions about weight and its impact on health. For many years, I either gave a half response or simply avoided answering the question altogether. As I started learning more about...

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How to Talk About Health At Every Size with Your Clients mind & body Jan 03, 2022

Health at Every Size® (HAES®) is a movement that is gaining traction in the health community. Proponents of HAES believe that everyone, regardless of their size, deserves to feel good about themselves and have access to quality healthcare. If you're not familiar with HAES, don't worry,...

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How Do I Go From Dieting to Intuitive Eating? culture & lifestyle mind & body Nov 29, 2021

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I know that our patients and clients are probably tired of hearing from us that ‘diets don't work.' Although it’s true for those that have...

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How Do You Eat Intuitively During the Holidays food & nutrition mind & body Nov 22, 2021

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One of the best things about the holidays is all the delicious food! But it can also be one of the biggest challenges that our patients and clients face....

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How to Start Intuitive Eating food & nutrition mind & body Nov 15, 2021

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When people think of healthy eating the image that likely comes to mind is an overly restrictive diet that takes tons of preparation and lots of...

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How I Learned to Manage My Autoimmune Condition with a Health at Every Size Approach health conditions mind & body Nov 08, 2021

My journey with an autoimmune condition started in the fall of 2012. At the time, I was serving in the United States Marine Corps. I had no idea what an autoimmune condition even was, but I would soon find out after a routine physical examination revealed anti‐SSA and ‐SSB...

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5 Benefits of Adopting a Health at Every Size Approach in Your Clinic or Practice culture & lifestyle mind & body Oct 18, 2021

The Health at Every Size (HAES) approach is an evidence-based strategy that focuses on promoting health for people of all sizes. Unfortunately, misconceptions about HAES have resulted in health professionals dismissing the immense benefits that come with adopting a weight-inclusive approach in...

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Why Weight Loss Programs Aren't the Answer to Obesity (And What Is!) health conditions mind & body Oct 11, 2021

Even though many claim obesity rates are on the rise, what’s often not discussed enough is how we can help change this trend by focusing on wellbeing rather than weight loss programs. When we think about wellbeing we encompass our physical, mental, and social health, whereas weight loss is...

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Why Weight Stigma in Healthcare Threatens Wellbeing (And What You Can Do About It!) health conditions mind & body Oct 04, 2021

It's no secret that weight stigma in healthcare is rampant. From doctor’s visits where they’re more concerned with your weight than your wellbeing to health coaches that are trying to stuff the next diet down your throat, weight loss is often seen as the cure for all ills.

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Eating and the Enneagram food & nutrition mind & body Aug 30, 2021

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I joined my friend Sarah Lynn Wallace's, Enneagram MBA Podcast, for an extra special episode all about the enneagram and what it has to do with the way that you eat!

In this episode, we give you a very comprehensive summary...

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Mind Your Own Plate: Part 2 food & nutrition mind & body May 20, 2021

My friend, Natasha Mills and I are back for Part 2 of our 2-Part Mind Your Own Plate series for her Let Me Touch That Podcast.

In Part 1, Natasha and I covered:

  • What nutrition is, why it's so important, and what it is that I do with nutrition (on Al Gore's Internet?!)
  • The most common...
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Mind Your Own Plate: Part 1 food & nutrition mind & body May 12, 2021

I got the opportunity to be a guest on my friend, Natasha Mill's, Let Me Touch That Podcast. I met Natasha back in 2015 when we both worked at the embassy in Bahrain and we have been friends ever since. 

When Natasha reached out to invite me on her podcast to share the hard...

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The Must-Have Checklist to Start a Weight-Inclusive Health Business

If you're a health provider who is looking to start their own weight-inclusive health coaching business, you're in the right place! In this checklist, I go over everything you need to know about starting your own business.

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