What does Pinterest have to do with my body image?

 Don’t get me wrong; I love Pinterest. I think that it is a brilliant place to share creative ideas. I truly cannot imagine life without this excellent resource; however, I’ve noticed Pinterest is sometimes a trigger for body dissatisfaction. Lately, I’ve been reading The Body Image Workbook by Thomas Cash, Ph.D. I am addressing and reevaluating…

Ask these 4 questions before you quit

Photo by Alex Woods on Unsplash Monday, Feb 5, 2018 When we start a new project or challenge it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of doing something new or different. Then we may hit a roadblock, get off track or just get bored and it starts to fizzle. Were you invigorated to…

It’s not your fault, it’s your tendency

Have you ever really wanted to do something, like create a new habit, but try as you might you inevitably let yourself down? It’s a frustrating cycle. You want something, so you work for it but fail. Still wanting to form the habit, you try again this time with a little less confidence because of…

Debunking the myth: all things are good in moderation

Monday, January 22, 2018 Ever catch yourself thinking “oh I shouldn’t…” or I just can’t have one [insert food with no brakes]. Yep, we’ve all been there. It varies depending on a person’s taste preference and often what they grew up eating. A few I hear commonly include, potato chips, cashews, ice cream, cheese, or…

This is not to make you move, but to help you feel supported

Last week, in a delicious yoga class at the Hot Asana studio near Southpoint, our instructor offered props and said, “this is not to make you move, but to help you feel supported.“ This made me think of our goal at Well-Balanced Nutrition. When most of the environment around us promotes convenience food and unbalanced options, it…

2 steps to shake-off added sugar

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 But it’s a holiday! Birthday! Vacation! Or we’re celebrating! The fact is, there is always a good excuse to eat unbalanced food – especially sugar. As we wrap up another year and holiday season, it is a good opportunity to press the reset button and take a closer look at our…

Ways to stay well balanced this Thanksgiving

This week came up fast. It has been a busy month at my house. Longer than usual work hours has meant less family time and more stress. That’s the way it happens. We don’t plan to get stressed out. We just find ourselves all of sudden overwhelmed. Then the holiday comes. We say that the…

A new approach to mindful eating | 4 tips to get started

You know that empty feeling after you eat? The times you think, “that was so unsatisfying.” What if there is a different way to get the most nutrition and enjoyment from your food. A client, who we will call Eric, was recently diagnosed with melanoma stage III. Eric is a young and otherwise healthy guy…

No more food shaming!

Monday, Sept 18, 2017 I just don’t do this often but I’m putting my foot down. There will be no more self-afflicted food shaming. As Kristen eloquently states in her blog post, Why Well-Balanced Eating is NOT fail proof, “Well-balanced eating (and well-balanced living for that matter) is not fail-proof because at the end of the…

Who is on your team? 4 ways to get more helpers

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 The other night, while reading Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, I got to thinking about my people. You know, the ones that make life more fun, doable, and interesting. I joke that God knows I am such a handful I needed two partners – one in life and one…