Posts Tagged ‘Holistic Nutrition’

Does Weight Loss Improve Body Image?

There is a common belief that body image is correlated with one’s actual physical appearance. That is, many of us believe that if we somehow “improve” how we look – by losing weight, for example – we will be happier with our appearance. It makes sense, but it is not always true. A Purdue University […]

Body Image and Nutrition

When it comes to challenges with body image, the conversation usually focuses on the emotional toll such struggles can take. They can severely damage our confidence and sense of self-worth, and that can hold us back from living our fullest lives. However, you might be surprised to learn that body image struggles can be detrimental […]

Men, Body Image, and the Media

More and more, there is a growing awareness around the ways in which media messages negatively impact the body image and self-esteem of women and girls. But what about men and boys? Though the dialogue around it may not be as robust, the way that men and boys see themselves is certainly shaped by the […]

Why Isn’t My Diet Working?

It seems almost paradoxical. We’re told that losing weight is just a matter of striking the right ratio of calories in to calories out. So we go on a diet. We strictly follow its rules. We limit our calorie intake. We exercise. But we don’t lose weight. What’s going on? Here are some important factors […]

Body Image and the Elderly

Typically we think of body image concerns as a problem that affects adolescents and young adults, but this is not always the case. As several new studies show, the elderly, and in particular elderly women, are increasingly concerned about body image and physical appearance. If you work with the elderly or simply have a beloved […]

Natural Weight Loss and Mindfulness

In the world of nutrition, there is often so much focus on how quickly a particular diet can help us lose weight, and how many pounds it can help us shed, that we forget why we want to lose weight to begin with—to be healthy and happy. Applying the seven attitudinal factors of mindfulness, as […]

Women, Body Image, and the Media

It’s no surprise that, for most women, body image is negatively impacted by messages in the media. In fact, there is a growing awareness around this, even within the media and our popular culture itself. But how exactly are these negative messages delivered? What makes them so insidious? Let’s take a look at a few […]

Why We Need Holistic Nutrition

In the past, those wishing to enter the realm of nutritional education had to do so completely under the auspices of Dietetics … but times have changed! Today, the amount of information at our fingertips, about what we should eat and what nutrition can do, is astounding. Anyone inspired to learn more about Nutrition can […]

How to Become a Holistic Nutritionist

There are countless nutrition and diet programs that health and weight conscious people can choose from. If you’re like the majority of those who have tried to lose weight or change their body image, you know from experience that these programs often solve one issue, but not others. And sometimes these programs can even introduce […]