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Principle #5: Discover the Satisfaction Factor

When was the last time you really sat down and paid attention to how satisfied you are with a meal? Does it actually taste good? Do you have time to enjoy it or are you in a rush? Distracted?  In our ongoing series of Intuitive Eating Principles, comes one of the...

Challenge the Food Police – Intuitive Eating Principle #4

Have you ever heard that nagging voice in your head saying, “You can’t eat that! Those are bad for you! Don’t waste the carbs!” Well my friend, that’s the voice of the Food Police! The food police is not a real person, but rather refers to the set of food rules you...

Make Peace with Food – Intuitive Eating Principle #3

A key component to cultivating a healthier relationship with food, is the third Intuitive Eating Principle: Making Peace with Food. It is essential to master Intuitive Eating Principle #1 (Rejecting the Diet Mentality) and #2 Honoring Your Hunger before embarking on...

Honor Your Hunger – Intuitive Eating Principle #2

On this continual journey with food and learning your body, comes the second intuitive eating principle: Honor Your Hunger. You’ve likely felt guilt or even shame over your hunger at some point. “Ugh I JUST ate- why am I still hungry?” or “I wish I didn’t have an...

Rejecting The Diet Mentality- Intuitive Eating Principle #1

As you move towards a healthier relationship with food and learn more about Intuitive Eating, you will likely come across the phrase “Rejecting the Diet Mentality.” This is the first, and arguably the most important principle of Intuitive Eating. It will lay the...

How to do Intuitive Eating with GD

Considering stepping into the Intuitive Eating space but worried about the impact it will have on your pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes? What if I told you that Intuitive Eating is not only possible, it’s actually BENEFICIAL for those who have GD! Don’t believe me?...

What to Expect When You Start Intuitive Eating during Pregnancy

By Graduate Intern Jennilee Stocker,Reviewed by Emily Piazza, MS, RDN, CD Pregnancy and intuitive eating, what do those two things have in common? Many people will tell you pregnancy is a time to listen to your cravings and eat what you want. Intuitive eating tells...

How To Best Nourish Yourself While Breastfeeding or Chestfeeding (Hint: Not By Dieting)

If you are breast/chestfeeding and your body is producing milk, this is the time to listen to those hunger cues. Nutrient and energy needs increase both to support milk production and your recovery from labor and birth. Energy (calorie) needs for those first six...

10 Pregnancy Professionals That Encourage, Empower and Improve Quality of Life

When you think of pregnancy, what type of providers or professionals come to mind? I would guess that OBGYNs or midwives are on everyone’s list. Some people may be familiar with doulas and others may have used a lactation counselor, but the actual prenatal care is...

Postpartum Rest and Recovery to Promote Physical Healing and Bonding with Baby

You’ve spent your whole pregnancy focused on growing new life inside of your body. You’ve supported yourself and your baby with food, hydration, rest, movement, appointments, blood work, ultrasounds and more. So why is it that once baby arrives, the person whose body...

Emily PiazzaHi! I’m Emily.

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Full Spectrum Doula, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and mom of 3.

Emily helps pregnant and postpartum folks with gestational diabetes, disordered eating and eating disorders, and body image struggles. Through a weight inclusive, anti-diet lens she helps people confidently feed themselves for a healthy pregnancy and healing postpartum journey.

Schedule a free 15 minute discovery session with me.

As a special gift to anyone who books a discovery call, you will have access to my Intuitive Eating: Explained video lesson.