A non-diet, body-positive approach to eating and living can help you feel more comfortable in your body without having to starve
Lisa Rutledge is a registered dietitian with specialties in weight management and disordered eating. She has made it her mission to help people with complicated relationships with food simplify eating and feel better about themselves. She works as a private consultant, runs workshops and presentations as well as shares her knowledge through her blog www.LisaRutledge.ca, podcasts and online videos. Lisa has worked with various media organisations such as CBC radio, Radio Centre-ville, MUHC magazine and the Montreal Gazette. She believes that a healthy life requires eating your foods you love.
Giving yourself permission to eat whatever you want, whenever you want is important, but that's not all there's to it.
01/23/2018 09:58 EST
You restrict because you go overboard at the holidays, but you are going overboard because you feel deprived and restricted.
11/13/2017 12:59 EST
Publicly humiliating a kid for food choices sounds terrible and unethical. So how and why is it permitted in our institutions?
10/24/2017 12:46 EDT
There is a lot of shame in the world of food and exercise habit change.
09/20/2017 13:25 EDT
As dietitians, we tout ourselves to be pursuers of science — but somewhere along the way we've given in to click bait and become beholden to likes and shares.
08/09/2017 11:04 EDT
Fasting diets work for weight-loss just as well as any other traditional caloric restriction diets — which is VERY POORLY.
07/25/2017 11:50 EDT
Health Canada should use a more global approach looking at consumers' habits and relationships with food rather than singling out nutrients.
07/04/2017 14:13 EDT
Does it ever feel like traditional nutrition advice is a little old school? That the recommendation of drink more water, eat
03/15/2017 05:48 EDT
The holiday season means constant activities, festivities, shopping, gatherings, and of course, lots of food. This can be exciting for many, and daunting for others. Food should not be a source of stress or guilt during the holidays (or ever) and it's important to make time for self-care to stay healthy and to reduce stress.
12/12/2016 02:25 EST
Many of us think that hating our bodies can motivate us to change and become healthier, but this mentality can actually produce the opposite effect. This weight-focused approach can lead to short-term weight loss, but most people have trouble maintaining these results and do not necessarily improve their long-term health.
05/25/2016 05:34 EDT
A well-planned healthy vegetarian diet can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and various types of cancer. Even making small dietary changes, such as participating in meatless Mondays, is a great first step towards a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
04/25/2016 09:12 EDT
Setting reasonable goals and trying to change things slowly in your lifestyle is much more successful in the long run because it helps to boost motivation and avoids falling back into bad habits.
03/23/2016 11:03 EDT
It's not sexy or glamorous, but it works. Eat a normal portion once in a while and it not only satisfies your desire for pasta with creamy sauce (which is a normal part of living) but it also has the super powers of staving off binges and feelings of deprivation from good food.
02/16/2016 03:17 EST
I have to admit, I hate talking about what not to eat. Not only is it boring and a kill-joy, but it perpetuates the myth that dietitians take away food choices. But, if you are trying to lower your cholesterol levels, here are some interesting nutrients you'll want to consider including more often.
02/08/2016 04:48 EST
Eating disorders are more than just "extreme dieting," they are psychological disorders that stem from complex underlying issues. There are many stereotypes and myths surrounding eating disorders, and the resulting stigma can make it more difficult for those affected to seek treatment.
02/01/2016 01:56 EST
If you are looking for ways to eat better from the cafeteria, we've got you covered! Here are 6 tips you can use to help you make healthy choices in your cafeteria:
01/21/2016 01:23 EST
Although the holidays are well behind us, the pinch of all that holiday spending is still being felt. On top of that, resolutions made to eat better can seem impossible when budgets are tight. The good news is that there are ways to eat well this winter while trying to cut back on food spending.
01/13/2016 12:23 EST
If you feel that your eating is out of control, don't run into the arms of another diet, it will only make things worse. Instead, try eating three normal meals every day and consider how labelling foods as "bad" is affecting you and reach out to a local dietitian who practices mindful eating.
01/05/2016 09:31 EST
I am against cutting calories or using specialty ingredient to the detriment of recipes, your budget and meal satisfaction. Before you lighten-up a recipe and feel compelled to eat too much of it because it just doesn't taste good, hear me out.
12/21/2015 01:39 EST
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