nutrition

Why Do I Use Intuitive Eating?

"Clients learn to find enjoyment with food again, as well as respect and appreciation for their bodies."

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While I find myself to be an Intuitive Eater, the more I work with clients, the more I see this concept does not necessarily come naturally for them or has gotten buried deep from years of dieting and needs to be brought back to the surface. Using the concepts of Intuitive Eating with my clients, I’ve found that it guides them out of having to deal with the guilt, shame, and constant repeat yo-yo battle dieting brings to their life. They learn to find enjoyment with food again, as well as respect and appreciation for their bodies.

3 Swaps for Healthier Holiday Baking

3 Swaps for Healthier Holiday Baking

The Holidays are in full swing which can be a difficult time for people who are trying to maintain a healthy diet. Try these healthy baking swaps in order to eat, drink, and be merry without any added guilt this Holiday season!

  1. Cut the Fat:

Reduce the total fat in your recipe by cutting the amount of butter or oil in half and replacing it with an equal amount of:

Recipe: Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard

(recipe courtesy of EatLove)

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 5.8oz
Total Time: 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 15 ounces pumpkin, pureed
  • 6 fl ozs coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger diced

DIRECTIONS:

Recipe: Smokey BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Smoky BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

(recipe courtesy of skinnytaste)

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Total Time: 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cup unshelled, raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 4 to 5 squirts olive oil spray

DIRECTIONS:

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