New Hope Counseling & Wellness Center Blog

by Amy Helms, Registered Dietitian & Licensed Therapist

 

A Balanced Plate

How to Create a Nutritionally Dense Meal When working with clients, my goal is to help them break away from the idea of designing meals around what they think will help them manage their weight. Planning meals around the fear of...

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7 Common Food Myths Busted

7 Common Food Myths Busted

While many food and nutrition myths start with some string of truth attached (maybe one small and poorly designed study led someone to shout a "truth" from the mountain top) some have no scientific backing at all, but have made their way around as fact. We're busting...

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Disordered Eating: When to get help

Disordered Eating: When to get help

National Eating Disorder Week is a time to bring awareness to what eating disorders are, what they do, and the stories that people have about the trials and triumphs over their ED. But what if you don't have an eating disorder? Are you automatically a "normal eater"?...

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Stop the Shame and Learn to Love Your Mom Body

Stop the Shame and Learn to Love Your Mom Body

Open a magazine and you will see celebs bragging about fitting into pre baby jeans, or flip open facebook and your neighbor has their before and after swimsuit pics up (thanks to the AMAZING shakes they are drinking that you just HAVE to message them about!). Here are...

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What is Set Point Theory?

What is Set Point Theory?

Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, your weight stays within the same 10-15 pounds? Or you diet and lose weight, but your weight always goes back to where you started (or a bit higher)? This isn't some flaw or glitch in your system. Set point theory explains...

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7 Ways To Make Every Day A Self Care Day

7 Ways To Make Every Day A Self Care Day

Self care is not pedicures and bubble baths. Self care is giving yourself the attention and nurturing you need to live out your life values. Self care day doesn't have to be an occasional or infrequent splurge. These 7 easy practices will make every day a self care...

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7 Tips to Eat Mindfully Even on Your Busiest Days

7 Tips to Eat Mindfully Even on Your Busiest Days

The thought of slowing down, savoring each bite, and tasting, feeling, thinking about every morsel you put into your mouth is enough to put the breaks on mindful eating all together. You don't have to set aside an hour for each meal or stop everything and pay...

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