Happy Sunday Friends,
So, I haven't added anything to this blog yet. Partly trying to figure out my new world between private practice and other roles as a dietitian I still hold. Partly, my perfectionist tendencies keeping me from posting, the struggle is real.
Alas, I have decided the way I want to use my blog right now is to post quick posts about a topic or idea that I am working through within the health, nutrition, or wellness scope. I may share insights or questions, but I will also offer articles I have been reading from other practitioners that I found helpful.
Food Holidays are upon us
As the "food holidays" are upon us, I was recently asked to give a "healthy eating" talk for a group of teachers leading up to Christmas. My idea for a presentation focusing on mindful eating instead was met with excitement from the school district (Yay). This has lead me to brainstorming what I want to incorporate into my presentation. Sorting through our behaviours and emotions around food on a regular day can be hard enough, when holidays like thanksgiving, halloween, and Christmas come around this can be even further amplified, and can lead us to feeling quite chaotic.
In a (very simplified) diet culture world the year kind of looks like this, and as the year goes on the shame/guilt/restrict cycle around food can become amplified. To be clear, I just made this up while sorting through my thoughts. There are many other occasions and life events that come up throughout a year as well.
Whats the answer to get away from this?
Some ideas that I have come across and wanted to share:
A few resources I came across in the past few weeks that I wanted to share with you from health professionals I follow: