In this episode, Victoria shares the story of how her mindset shifted from feeling that she just had to lose weight to knowing that it was absolutely okay to be fat. She also unpacks the way society measures self-worth, and discusses why and when to set boundaries in personal relationships.
This post was written by Caitlyn Corradino, founder of F.I.T.4ALL and my amazing, allergy-suffering intern.
Anyone that is familiar with Intuitive Eating knows that two of the most important components of this practice are letting go of food rules and giving yourself unconditional permission to eat.
But what if someone has a medical condition, like a food allergy or Celiac Disease, and their doctor has prescribed them a restricted diet? Can that person still be an intuitive eater? As someone living with clinically-indicated allergies to peanuts, wheat, and oat, I believe that the answer is yes!
In this episode I talk to Adrianne Finn, a certified SCOTT Pilates instructor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Yoga Teacher, TRX and barre instructor. If that wasn’t enough she also has her degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science and currently works at an eating disorder treatment center where she helps patients honor their body’s unique needs and develop a healthy relationship with movement.
In this episode Caitie and I answer listener questions about Intuitive Movement.
Chrissy King is a Milwaukee-based ISSA certified personal trainer and fitness blogger. Chrissy first stepped into a gym eight years ago with a weight loss goal. But she was soon introduced to strength training, and realized that this fitness modality brought her a sense of confidence and inner strength that was completely independent of her weight...and of any results. She fell in love with the process. Now, she guides clients through strength training and creating a sustainable fitness routine that they can genuinely enjoy.
You might be wondering: what is Intuitive Movement? Well first, I’d like to say that I did not coin this term and I am certainly not the first to talk about it. But as a Personal Trainer and Intuitive Eating Counselor, it felt well, intuitive, to explore this concept and share my 10 Principles of Intuitive Movement (a play on the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating).
I think it’s important to point out that these are my 10 principles. These are observations I’ve made based on my personal and professional experiences and there’s still a lot to learn and discover! It’s also important to point out that these are not tricks to “do more” or “stick with” an exercise or fitness program. These are principles to help you develop your intuition to have a healthy, flexible, and relationship with movement (exercise, working out, fitness… whatever you want to call it!).
From scientific studies and medical professionals to Instagram influencer ‘experts’, there is no shortage of nutrition and health information out there. But, the reality is the field of nutrition and dietetics is still new, and safe and effective health and diet advice implementation not only involves a great deal of trial and error but also some solid critical thinking skills, nuance, a ‘big picture’ perspective, and occasionally the ability to hold two opposing ideas at one time. It’s not the simple cause and effect model that we’ve always assumed. Read the full post >>>
The Ketogenic Diet was one of the top Googled diets in 2017, according to Time magazine. If you follow #fitspo on social media or eavesdrop on conversations at your gym, it’s likely that you’ve encountered someone who is following the “Keto” Diet or “going keto.” Maybe you have even considered trying it for yourself. Read the full post >>>