Eating Disorder

3 Ways to Celebrate No Diet Day!! 

Healthy bodies come in all different shapes and sizes. We see it every time we hit the gym, get our hair done, or just walk down the street.  May 6th is International "No Diet Day" - a day where people everywhere can say "I don't need no stinkin' diet." Wouldn't it be great to throw some self-love motivation out to the universe? 

  

Here are three ways anyone can celebrate "No Diet Day"

  1. "I love me some ME!" There’s no point in trying to look like a celeb on a magazine cover. Did you know that those celebs don’t even look like that? Over 95 percent of media images are altered (not real). We can rock our different sizes and unique shapes.  You can do it: Share what you value about your body and why - with yourself, a good friend, or on social media. 
  2. "Because I'm HAPPY..." We often think if we choose to be content, we’ve become complacent. That’s simply not the case. We can find health and happiness along the way. Try to let go of the “if/then” attitude. Being happy in the body you have is possible even while you’re working on making it healthier. You can do it: reflect on what you are grateful for today and why. Can you share three things?
  3. "Can I Live?" Life is happening whether you are there or not. Might as well join the party. Remember that experience trumps appearance. So what happens if you don’t get out on the beach (the dance floor, the doctor’s office, the dinner club)? It’s very likely that you lose what could have been a delightful or enlightening event. Choosing the experience is the first step in making wonderful memories. You can do it: Share a picture of a recent joyful experience - and talk about how it made you feel. 

By Leslie Schilling and Rebecca Scritchfield, Co-Founders of Dietitians for Body Confidence www.RD4BC.com

About: Leslie Schilling and Rebecca Scritchfield are registered dietitian nutritionists and fitness experts and moms of girls. They co-founded "Dietitians for Body Confidence" to establish a dialogue about the valuable role dietitians can play in helping to improve body image. Learn more at www.RD4BC.com

13 Quotes About Your Body You Need to Hear

Happy Monday NutriFocus Family!!! 

In Honor of #Motivation #Monday I'm sharing an encouraging reminder to LOVE YOUR BODY!!!!  Check out These 13 Quotes Your Body Needs to Hear!

13 Quotes About Your Body You Need to Hear - WorldLifestyle.

11 Signs You Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

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I liked this article and wanted to share with my NutriFocus family!!!!  How many of these signs can you claim?!

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14274/11-signs-you-have-a-healthy-relationship-with-food.html

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Change Your Life by Changing Your Perspective

I'm currently reading "Unglued" by Lysa Terkeurst. If you have not read this book, I can highly recommend it! I want to share a quote from the book that I feel is a great representation of the theories I try to impress upon my clients and ANYONE looking to better their health.

"Brain research shows that every conscious thought we have is recorded on our internal hard drive known as the cerebral cortex. Each thought scratches the surface much like an Etch A Sketch. When we have the same thought again, the line of the original thought is deepened, causing what's called a memory trace. With each repetition the trace goes deeper and deeper, forming and embedding a pattern thought. When an emotion is tied to this thought pattern the memory trace grows exponentially stronger."

We won't develop new responses to life, food, etc until we develop new THOUGHTS!!!

New thoughts come from a new PERSPECTIVE!

What's your perspective?! Is it based on truth or a damaged perspective?

NutriFocusRD is here to help. Check out www.nutrifocusonline.com for information on how to schedule an appointment.

You Are Invited....

To Join Southern Smash & Professionals Specialized in Treating Eating Disorders for an Informative and Inspirational Evening! When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Samford University

I would LOVE to see you there! You will NOT want to miss this event!!

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TIPS TO EATING WELL THIS WEEK!

Hello to my beloved NutriFocus Family!   I want all of us to primarily focus on eating well all week!  All week I will be posting tips that will help promote positive eating behaviors so that eating can be an "experience" instead of a rushed & dreaded chore. My wish is that the tips will be daily disciplines that will help you fully experience freedom within your eating behaviors!

TIP #1 - Eat With Intention

Try to have all your meals and snacks in a designated location and without distractions.  In order to allow our bodies to fully experience satiety, we must allow time for our bodies to acknowledge that we are eating. By limiting distractions you give your brain the ability to send proper hunger/fullness cues.  It also allows you time to taste and enjoy your food which reduces cravings!  To improve your mindful eating skills, also consider eat more slowly, stopping to put your fork down between bites, and feeling yourself becoming fuller. Making an effort to be mindful no matter what you’re eating can help break the tendency to binge.