June 24, 2018 - June 30, 2018
1. In one week, my grocery store has stopped stocking my applesauce flavor, my sliced turkey flavor, and then they were out of my cheesy bagels. WHAT'S THE DEAL?! ...I may have gotten a wee bit distraught in the middle of the store about the turkey situation.... I mean, it's smoked turkey from Oscar Mayer—IT'S A STAPLE!
2. I've been listening to this song on repeat:
3. I also love this moment on The Cosby Show:
The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating are from Tribole and Resch's Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works.
Principle 6: Discover the Satisfaction Factor
The sixth principle of Intuitive Eating is one of my favorites to discuss. Not only does the satisfaction factor seem to be a taboo topic (food—satisfying?! perish the thought!) in the world of food, but Trioble and Resch have aptly nicknamed it "The Hub of Intuitive Eating".
The Hub of Intuitive Eating
They refer to it as the "hub" because satisfaction truly is central to the idea of Intuitive Eating. I mean, isn't that the goal of most things: job satisfaction, satisfaction in relationships, life satisfaction? How come the satisfaction discussion rarely happens about food, though?
I'll tell you why—it's because of diet culture and those darn food police! We have been taught for so long to not trust our bodies and intuition that it's not "socially acceptable" to be satisfied with our bodies or our relationship with food. How screwed up is that?! Well friends, I'm here to tell you that you CAN have satisfaction with both food AND your body. We'll discuss respecting the body and body satisfaction in a later post in this series, but let's focus on food satisfaction right now.
We have been taught for so long to not trust our bodies and intuition that it's not "socially acceptable" to be satisfied with our bodies or our relationship with food.
June 17, 2018 - June 23, 2018
1. If you could be any type of car in the movie Cars, what would you be? César would be a Ferrari. LOL I think I would probably just be a sensible Honda.
2. I had an epiphany this week—there is a striking similarity between caring for plants and intuitive eating. Read about it here.
3. I can say with confidence that I really only enjoy yoga if it is a gentle flow. It is not joyful movement for my body to participate in classes that are more challenging. For me, yoga is about rest and peace—not pain and "pushing through".
4. I know this is a long video, but I couldn't find a shorter one. I MISS THE GAME YOSHI'S COOKIE! If anyone can tell me if/when they'll reboot it, that'd be great, thanks.
The notorious plant killer
I am a notorious plant killer. You might say I'm a killer of plants. You could even say... well, you get the idea. For years I've professed to have a black thumb because I just can't figure out how to keep plants alive. It's the darnedest thing, too, because I follow ALL of the instructions (okay, MOST of them anyway). I read the little tags that tell me what to do, I water them on the days I'm supposed to and put them in the light like I'm told, and I pick off dead leaves and blooms as needed. At my very best gardening hour they were barely surviving—"thriving" was really never a term associated with plants in my care.
Let's try again, shall we?
I recently got two plants for my office, and my friend (who manages the floral department at a local grocery, no less!) assured me that these two plants were Sydney-proof (re: idiot-proof). She told me to water them twice a week and keep them in diffused sunlight. "Cool", I thought, "I can handle this."
So today was my first day to water them, and I got a little cup of water from the water fountain and went to town. The first plant felt dry so I gave him what I thought was a good amount of water. I noticed, though, that he soaked it right on up so I gave him a little more. He held on to that splash, too, but he looked nice and moist so I left him alone. I went into the other part of my office to water his brother, and I just watered him the same as his brother. When I did this, though, the brother's pot quickly overflowed with water and made a mess all over the bookshelf.
June 10, 2018 - June 16, 2018
1. I'm creating a playlist for my waiting area—what would you put on the list???
2.This is the week I've decided to start listening to podcasts during my commutes and while in between clients at the office. I WANT TO LEARN ALL THE THINGS! Do you have a favorite podcast you can recommend? I'd love to check it out!
3. We just ran out of whole wheat ramen noodles so it's looks like it's time for another trip to the international market!! I'm excited—they always have such great finds!
Hi there! I'm Sydney Cavero-Egúsquiza.
I'm a small town Oklahoma eating disorder dietitian with a passion for enjoying life. I love Disneyland, Smarties, and sharing time with family. My mission? To help individuals enjoy their lives and thrive by making peace with food and trusting their bodies!