Intuitive Eating: Make Peace With Food

If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing. When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in overwhelming guilt. ⁣

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Intuitive Eating: Ditch the Diets

Research that shows that Intuitive Eating and body acceptance leads to positive health outcomes that far outweigh those gained by dieting. The truth of it is, there is NO way to lose weight quickly, easily, and permanently, and being at a low weight is not the be-all and end-all of health.

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Michaela Latimer
What is 'Health at Every Size'?

HAES is a weight-neutral approach, meaning that is not inherently against weight-loss, but it is against the single-minded pursuit of weight loss. It works to recognise that body shape, size and weight are not purely evidential of any particular way of eating or level of activity, personality issue or moral character; and there is beauty and worth in every body.

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Michaela Latimer
Saying No to Control

Juggling a thousand different tasks and goals It may come with a sense of pride and satisfaction, but it often comes at a very high price in the long run. What life will teach you time and time again is that the more we grasp for control, the less we will often get. The better we get at being open and willing to change, quite paradoxically, the more in control we will feel when life throws us a curveball.

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Michaela Latimer
Creating Positive Food Memories

It’s the evening picnics with friends, the late night dinner table conversations with family, the date nights with our partner, the cups of tea and fruitcake when visiting our grandparents, the wine and platters shared with our best friends. Have you noticed how your relationship with food and your body can affect these memories?

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Michaela Latimer
Men, Diets & Disordered Eating

A common misconception that we hear a lot in our work is that complicated relationships with food and body disproportionately affect women. However, the unfortunate truth is that men are just as likely to struggle in their relationship with food and their body. Guys, there is room for you in this narrative.

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3 Rules for a Happy Holiday Meal

Above all else, it’s important to remember that we can’t control the things that people say to us. However, we can control how we react to the things that are said by others, even though it may not always be easy. It can be helpful to gently remind your family and loved ones that jokes and comments about food and body are not welcome at the table.

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Michaela Latimer