Habits, lifestyle change, motivation

Habits, lifestyle change, motivation

June 1, 2020

How to get back up after you have fallen: A summary of Dr Robyn Hanley Defoe’s webinar from the Dietitians of Canada National Conference held virtually

“We can do hard things… The practice of continuing to push forward, even when it is hard, is a choice…The difference between those who can keep getting up after adversity and those who struggle with it is knowing how to draw on this resource (resiliency) in times of need…” Dr […]
January 27, 2020

Are you setting the wrong kind of goal?

If you think you need more self-discipline in your eating and lifestyle, then you are probably setting the wrong goal! Most of us set what are called “should goals” – I should eat more salads, I should go to bed earlier, I should drink less, I should snack less, I […]
January 9, 2020

What is your one word or phrase that captures your intention for 2020?

Happy 2020! While there is nothing magical about the start of a new year, many people find January is like a clean slate – a chance to reflect on where you are in your life and where you want to go. Choosing a word or phrase to anchor you into […]
September 9, 2019

Non-scale victories: setting health goals beyond weight loss this fall Part 2

Trigger warning – the following post has weight talk as it explores weight gain in midlife. If you or someone you know is struggling with their eating or relationship with food, please contact a regulated health professional or visit http://nedic.ca/ In part 1 of this post, I challenged readers to explore […]
August 18, 2019

Non scale victories: setting health goals beyond weight loss this fall Part 1

Trigger warning – the following post has weight talk as it explores weight gain in midlife. If you or someone you know is struggling with their eating or relationship with food, please contact a regulated health professional or visit http://nedic.ca/ Our bodies change as we go through life. Related to […]
May 29, 2019

9 questions to ask yourself when you do not reach your goal

Have you ever set a goal and not accomplished it? It isn’t the best feeling. Most people post only their successes on social media, which means that our social media feed is skewed full of other people’s awesome lives and successes while we wallow in our own shame storm of […]