How to Practice Self-Care and Self-Love: 12 Reflection Questions to Get You Started

Self-care and self-love are different. I’ve compiled some questions you can ask yourself to come up with a plan that works for you. Yep, you’re the expert. Are you wondering, “Ellen, if you’re a nutritionist why are you talking about self-care and self-love?” Good question!

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My Journey to Becoming a Non-Diet Nutritionist and Intuitive Eating Coach

Are you curious about how I became a Non-Diet Nutritionist and Intuitive Eating Coach? My career journey is also a self-discovery journey. Funny how that works, eh? Small, baby steps were an important part of my career journey. I think this is how you can meet your goals too, whatever they are.

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Is Your Body Positivity Movement Fatphobic? The History of Fat Acceptance

Body positivity isn’t a new thing. If your body positivity doesn’t include people with marginalized bodies (e.g., people of colour, fat, queer, trans, etc.) and tackle discrimination in all forms, it’s missing something.

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What's Thin Privilege? Who Has it and Why Does it Matter?

Our society is structured around the needs of people in smaller bodies. And as a result, people in larger bodies face weight stigma, weight discrimination, and fatphobia. If you’re ready to dismiss the idea of privilege, remember that there’s a lot of growth on the other side of discomfort.

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What's Intuitive Eating? Hint: Intuitive Eating isn't a Diet

No diet plan can know what you enjoy, or how much you need to nourish yourself. Intuitive eating helps you reclaim trust in yourself, without food rules. If diets don’t work, what should you do? Intuitive eating is centred on you as the expert.

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Clean Eating: Here's Why You Need to Make the Food Shaming Stop

Clean eating creates fear, shame, and mistrust around food. When you try to follow a “clean diet” or “only eat clean,” you set unrealistic expectations of yourself and the food you eat. It’s too rigid.

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The Truth About Your Emotional Eating: It Isn't A Bad Thing

Emotional eating has a bad reputation as something that you need to overcome in order to have a “healthy” relationship with food. But why would you want to eat without emotion?! Get rid of the guilt.

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How Intuitive Eating Can Change Your Life

Here's the thing other nutritionists won’t tell you about your relationship with food. It's not about the food. Intuitive eating is one tool you can use to challenge the diet mentality.

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New Year’s Resolutions: How To Set Goals for Yourself

New Year’s resolutions are usually rooted in thinking that you're not good enough the way you are. I ditched New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. This doesn't mean that I don't have goals, but I go about reaching them in a different way.

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