OCD within Intuitive Eating

Written by my client: R.B. OCD within Intuitive Eating I could feel my brain.    The ridges, the indents, and the neurons through their pathways; like bad music, every thought felt like an obvious, random beat- a startling nuisance.   I could fully relate to how my nephew describes a bad day at school: “My…

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An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift

    An Expensive Dress and a Paradigm Shift    Sometimes, I find myself getting emotional during sessions with a client. I feel the tears swelling up in my eyes. I can feel embarrassed or maybe out of line, but I don’t. I know that part of the healing process (for many people), is allowing…

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Will Power and Intuitive Eating

Will Power and Intuitive Eating As I sit down to write, my mind is pulled in 100 directions.   Firstly, I have a client in 25 minutes, so I am constrained by time. For better or worse, I want to put my thoughts on this page in that amount of time.    Time constraints- that’s…

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Rachel Cohen- Here to Tell her Story of Survival

–Trigger Warning for anyone recovering from an eating disorder Rachel Cohen- Here to Tell her Story of Survival From: Sexual Abuse, an Eating Disorder, Endometriosis Rachel Cohen lives in Woodmere and works as a special ed teacher. She has her own blog and writes about experiences she has gone through, such as an eating disorder,…

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Get INTUIT with Gila – The Personal Series

Intuitive Eating has become a huge part of my life. It definitely changed the trajectory of my career path. I am a timid person. Self conscious about most things.   I always wanted to be a business owner but probably not for the right reasons. As a kid, I never felt like I had enough.…

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, What are my True Values After All?

Do you find yourself consistently picking fights with the mirror about your appearance? Maybe you’ve walked past and heard yourself utter these familiar phrases:   “I feel good about myself until I pass by a mirror.” “I avoid mirrors at all costs. I don’t want to see my reflection.” “I can’t stop looking in the…

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But I Need to Lose Weight for Health Reasons!

“But what if I have diabetes – it’s medically necessary for me to lose weight?”  As a registered dietitian who specializes in Intuitive Eating, this is something I hear A LOT!   Back when I was a student, we learnt that if you lose even 10% of your body weight, this can help lower your…

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Should we Take Life for Granted?

Should we Take Life for Granted?   Taking things for granted is a funny thing.    At face value, it sounds like a negative thing. Something to be avoided at all costs.    But two different instances in my life made this concept stick out in my mind, and I had to assess if this…

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Why Does Food Sooth my Aching Heart?

Imagine the scene – it’s 5:00pm. Everyone is home from school. Baby screaming. 4 year old temper tantruming. 10 year old trying to tell you about your day. AHHH you want to scream. You want to run away. “How is this happening again?” you ask yourself.   The pain, frustration, hurt, anger, and resentment boil…

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