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How to tell if you or someone you know has an Eating Disorder

Hi everyone, Wanted to share with you some common symptoms and what to look out for when it comes to determining if you or someone you know may have an eating disorder. Please contact me for more information or to make an appointment for you or a loved one at www.nutritionbyellen.com. I am here to help you :) Emotional and behavioral In general, behaviors and attitudes that indicate that weight loss, dieting, and control of food are becoming primary concerns Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, carbohydrates, fat grams, and dieting Refusal to eat certain foods, progressing to restrictions against whole categories of food (e.g., no carbohydrates, etc.) Appears uncomfortable eating around others Food rituals (e.g. eats only a particular food or food group [e.g. condiments], excessive chewing, doesn’t allow foods to touch) Skipping meals or taking small portions of food at regular meals Any new practices with food or fad diets, including cutting out entire food groups

Mindful Eating

Hi everyone, It is time to get mindful! How many of you practice Mindful Eating? Mindful Eating is a great practice to take on. It can help you with getting your need for satisfaction met from food. It can help you get in touch with your hunger and fullness cues. It can help you connect to your eating behaviors and habits around food. Paying more attention to the experience of eating can help you improve your diet as well as manage food cravings. What is Mindful Eating? Mindful Eating is being able to maintain an "in the moment" awareness of the food and drinks you are consuming. It involves observing how the food makes you feel and the signals your body sends about taste, satisfaction and fullness. It requires you to simply acknowledge and accept rather than judge or even criticize the feelings, thoughts and body sensations that are observed. What are the benefits of Mindful Eating? By eating mindfully, it can help you to examine your relationship with food. It

February is American Heart Month

I cannot believe that January is almost over and that February is right around the corner! I always love the month of February, it is the month of love! My birthday as well as my father’s birthday both fall in the month of February as well… as of course… Valentine’s Day. <3 February is also American Heart Month and bringing awareness around the steps we need to help take care of our hearts >3 One of the first things I think about when I think about heart disease prevention is how we can improve what we put into our bodies. What are we currently doing now and how can we improve. Here are some things to think about: Are you adding enough fresh vegetables and fruits to you day and if not, how can you get more in? Are you consuming too many over -processed foods? Are you choosing lean meats and fish over more fatty meats and proteins? How are you preparing food? Are you using too much saturated fat and can you possibly substitute for more heart health plant based un

Happy New year!

Well, it has been quite afew years since I have been on this blog. And with the rebuilding of my website, I was able to be re-introduced to my long forgotten blog account! It will be nice to get back to it. Although I have been posting quite a bit on my social media accounts (you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram now @nutritionbyellen. Ah.. 2020, what a year this has been. I think we are all ready for you to be long gone and forgotten. But with the shutdown , hopefully we have all been productive and thinking about our future goals and aspirations for when we get out of this mess! I know I am. I am grateful for my health, my family, friends and clients/colleagues. If we have learned anything from this pandemic, it is resiliance and community. We can all get through this, together. I look forward to 2021 with open arms and hope for the future. I see great things happening. And for @Nutritionbyellen, I see alot of growth and expansion of my practice. My practice is now virtual. Wh

Some of my new favorite raw food recipes

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Some of my new favorite raw food recipes Cauliflower Couscous 2 heads cauliflower, finely ground in a food processor 1/2 fresh cup lemon juice 1 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon black pepper pinch of sea salt 1 bunch fresh parsley, stems removed 1 bunch fresh mint, stems removed 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed 1 13oz jar pitted Greek olives In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly Marinated Bok Choy Salad 5 heads baby bok choy 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup Nama Shoyu 4 cloves garlic, peeled Starting from the bottom of the plant, chop the bok choy stalks into half-inch pieces, leaving the leaves whole. In a blender, combine the olive oil, Nama Shoyu and garlic and blend thoroughly. Add to the bok choy, mix well and serve. Pesto Sauce 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 fresh lemon juice pinch sea salt 1 cup raw pine nuts 1 cup fresh basil 2 tablespoons olive oil In a high speed blender, combine all the ingredients, and blend u

Organic Beet Salad

Easy Organic Beet Salad Ingredients: One large Beet Walnuts- handful fresh dill-2 -3 sprigs 1 lemon Wash beet and scrub with brush over running water Peel the beet and chop into small evenly cut cubes. Place in a steamer and boil for 7-10 minutes. Place beets in a bowl of ice water to cool. When cool remove and place in bowl. Add chopped walnuts,chopped dill and juice of one lemon, refrigerate until cold and eat when ready