My Thoughts on Intuitive Eating: Does It Really Work? (Part 1)

Lately, I have been talking about intuitive eating versus (what I call) intentional eating. Many of you (in my community) have asked me my stance on intuitive eating; if I hate it and if I’m anti-intuitive eating. For this reason, I think it’s important to share my thoughts on intuitive eating with you.  I want…

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Willpower & Your Relationship With The Word “NO”

Some people say that willpower is a finite resource, while others disagree. I think what’s important to know is that willpower shifts and changes, it’s not a fixed point. It changes based on your internal and external factors. It changes based on how you’re feeling that day, whether you’ve had enough sleep, what else you…

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Do You Struggle With Black & White Thinking?

Black and white thinking is the cognitive distortion I see most in my practice. The American Psychological Association defines cognitive distortions as “faulty or inaccurate thinking, perception or belief.” Black and white thinking is also known as all or nothing thinking.  While there are many cognitive distortions (you can find a list of the most…

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Someone about to take a piece of fried chicken. There are french fries, a donut and a coke on the table

Are Processed Foods Bad For You?

I’m about to give you what I consider the only nutritional advice that is true for everyone across the board. This is for every shape and size, not just those working on weight management.  If you are looking to be healthy, free of disease, free of body image struggles, free of weight struggles, reduced anxiety…

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a young adult wearing a sports bra and leggings is looking at herself in the mirror. She is pulling at her stomach and is upset with the way her body looks

How To Overcome Your Negative Body Image

Today is about helping you get to a place where you’re finding more peace and ease with your body. I am going to give you TWO tangible steps you can begin using TODAY to start on this journey.  These are two really powerful steps that I use with all of my clients who are struggling…

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Why Do We Stress Eat?

Why do we stress eat? We’ve all heard the saying “comfort food”, but what does this really mean? Is food really comforting? Or is it just a psychological or emotional attachment? And why do we reach for the crackers, cookies and muffins when we’re feeling particularly stressed out? It turns out, there is pretty good…

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Body Neutrality on

What do you think of the concept of body neutrality? How do you define it in your own words? I think the concept of body neutrality has its place. Just like every other movement, it started with someone feeling like the other labels didn’t apply to them, and therefore sought to create a label they…

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The Big Connection Between Stress and Weight Gain

1. Apart from stress eating, what mechanisms in the body might come into play when it comes to stress? Stress triggers our brain to tell us to overeat, and not broccoli and carrots – junk food. However, in addition to that, stress can have negative effects on our body outside of out tendency to overeat.…

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Learning To Finally Love Yourself

With Authority Magazine, Bianca Rodriguez Eliza Kingsford is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in body image, disordered eating, weight management and obesity. She has well over a decade of experience helping clients improve their relationship to themselves, to food and to their bodies. Eliza is intensely passionate about helping clients create new identities mentally, physically and…

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