Mindfulness for Dietitians: Where Science and Spirituality Meet

For all my dietitian, nutritionist, therapist, and health coach friends: . Meditation is a tool that can help us both personally and professionally as clinicians, and it can be a useful complement to a mindful eating practice if we learn to teach it to our clients. . Meditation changes both the structure and function of […]

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A meditation offered from my own messy and imperfect practice

I’m often speaking of the benefits of meditation, particularly in supporting an Intuitive Eating practice so this week I’m offering a recorded meditation to use at home. I share a couple of thoughts to set the stage – mainly that this is about real life, not some pseudo-spiritual ideal – and then dive right in […]

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The intuitive eating movement is growing – I share one small example of how we are moving into the mainstream

Hi there:Last week I did something totally new for me: a live interview. The Daily Burn is an online fitness community that streams live workouts daily and offers other resources and inspiration including interviews with people like me!JD, the host, and I spoke about diet culture, why focusing on weight loss is exactly the wrong […]

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A long-overdue introduction

Hi there.I thought I’d introduce myself. You know my name is Jenna and that I’m a non-diet dietitian but I’d like to share a little more about me. . I am not a lover of selfies. I’d rather be living my life than documenting it. But here I am after a long day, a day […]

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When accepting your body feels impossible

Sometimes (or even often) accepting our bodies feels out of reach. This is usually because our focus has narrowed to some aspect of our bodies that is not complying with our expectations, not conforming to the patriarchal society’s requirements of female bodies, or simply causing us emotional or physical pain. In these moments, one of […]

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What has magical eating cost you personally?

One of the most eye-opening, painful, and necessary steps to getting on the Intuitive Eating path is recognizing and acknowledging the deep and meaningful costs of magical eating to your life. These costs can be monetary, yes, but perhaps more difficult to admit is how much joy, experience, pleasure, and energy have been utterly dashed […]

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Shift your allegiance from external to internal drivers of eating

  Hi there! It sounds so simple: Eat according to internal sensations. And in a way it is, but it’s definitely not easy. Especially if you are a member of this insane culture that convinces us not to trust our own bodies and instead to turn over that power to so-called experts, plans, and programs. […]

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