If you’ve been to a BIRTHFIT Seminar or have seen one of BIRTHFIT’s Mind Body Nourishment webinars (here, here, and here), you may be familiar with setting down the what-to-eat side of nutrition and investigating who-we-are-as-eaters. This paradigm shift is based on the work of Marc David from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Recently, I’ve been asked how to bring these… Keep Reading
Life is possible through rhythm: orbits, biogeochemical cycles, heart beat, breath, sleep, menstrual cycles, and metabolism. Without rhythm, disorder and disease occur. This is as true for heart arrhythmias as it is for metabolism. If you feel lost or uncomfortable in your relationship with food, rhythm is a beautiful place to start taking action. Learn… Keep Reading
#86 – The Psychology of Eating with Melissa Hemphill. Why Who We Are As Eaters Matters More Than What We Eat.
In my work around nutrition, I do not advocate diets because research shows us that 96% of people who lose weight on a weight loss diet gain it back within a year and 99% gain the weight back within 2 years. The difference between the 99% and the successful 1% is that the 1% isn’t… Keep Reading
“If only I had enough willpower, I could control my appetite.” If you’re like me (and most humans on planet Earth), you believe that appetite and over eating are willpower problems. Over time, this has become accepted as fact. Strengthening the “willpower muscle” seems to be the only way to control appetite, stop over eating,… Keep Reading
The domains of fitness and nutrition are heavily dominated by masculine energy. By masculine, I mean that we approach the body, it’s appearance, and it’s abilities in a very left-brain, direct, and scientific way. We distill the greater essence of what it means to be alive into bite-size materials and processes. We obsess over numbers:… Keep Reading