binge eating

What to remember on a bad body image day

What to remember on a bad body image day

My morning routine used to go a little something like this: I’d wake up, saunter over to the mirror and immediately lift up my shirt to begin my “morning ab check”. I’d look for signs of progress or regression in my quest to become the fit, healthy girl that I was posing to the outside world so well.

How I eat intuitively while traveling

How I eat intuitively while traveling

I recently came back from an amazing 10-day trip in Israel. Israel is my other home, so there is a lot of sentimental value there in everything I do, but one thing that connects me to the country the most is the food.

It's time for a new kind of New Year's resolution

It's time for a new kind of New Year's resolution

 

No more “lose the last 5 pounds”

No more “finally get in shape”

No more “cut out sugar… for real this time”

4 myths about intuitive eating

4 myths about intuitive eating

There’s a lot of confusion out there about what intuitive eating is and isn’t. If you’re in the process (or wanting to start the process) of learning to eat intuitively, there are a few things you neeeeeed to understand about Intuitive Eating as a concept.

Why bad body image is not your fault

Why bad body image is not your fault

Disliking your body is exhausting. Spending time pinching and wincing at your muffin top, disciplined calculating of calories in versus calories out, mapping the perfect workout, and using the mental energy it takes to stop at every mirror and do a body check to confirm whether or not you’re allowed to like yourself that day… It’s draining just writing about it.

How to break down trigger foods

How to break down trigger foods

If you’re in the diet-binge cycle, you’ve got trigger foods.
You know what I mean… the one (or two, or fifty) foods that just make you feel totally cray-cray. The ones that you sweaaarrrr are calling your name from the kitchen cabinets. The betcha-can’t-have-just-one foods. The ones that you feel so crazy about that you eat them specifically just for binges.

Want to stop binge eating?

Want to stop binge eating?

 

“How the hell do I stop binge eating?!”is a veryyyy common question that I hear from ladies all the time.


Let’s be forward: binge eating sucks. It is difficult and frustrating and painful and feels hopeless. I know this because I struggled with it deeply for years. What started as...

How to let go of the weight loss goal

How to let go of the weight loss goal

Do you feel like you're overly focused on weight loss?

This is the #1 most common thing I hear from the women that I speak with. They're on board with the idea of eating intuitively, they want to stop criticizing their bodies....but they just can't let go of the desire to lose or maintain a certain weight. 

I overate this weekend. Here's what I learned.

I overate this weekend. Here's what I learned.

A lot of the women that I talk to tell me that they feel totally out of control around food (or fear becoming out of control around food). Oh man, have I been there. 


I used to feel serious panic around food at basically all times.


"I can't go to that party. I know there will be food everywhere. What if I overeat on chips and brownies? And in front of everyone there?!"

The myth of willpower

The myth of willpower

Let's talk about willpower.
This is a biiiiigggg topic in the food & fitness world. 

"Eat before you go out to dinner so you won't be tempted to eat french fries!"

"Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle. Make a good impression."

Why You Can't Trust Bikini Photos

Why You Can't Trust Bikini Photos

I’m gonna get extra real with you today.

I recently read this article by Mel Wells, fellow diet-ditcher and body love advocate, titled “How to Stop Hating Every Photo of Yourself”. Mel bravely put 6 seemingly ‘perfect’ photos of herself on her blog and dissected them- telling us how her ‘perfectly’ slim body and flawless makeup didn’t accurately reflect what was going on inside her mind and life.

This article was raw. And it hit home for me.

 

The Secret Ingredient to End All Binges

The Secret Ingredient to End All Binges

You’ve been searching for solutions to end your binge eating.

Looking for the thing that’ll make it stop for good.
You’re tired of spending every other night in the kitchen, standing amongst candy wrappers, empty jars of peanut butter scraped to the bottom, and the leftovers you swore you’d save for tomorrow’s lunch, wondering “How the hell can I keep doing this?

What Happened When I Quit Sugar

What Happened When I Quit Sugar

Sugar is the latest evil in the nutrition world.
I say “latest” because I do believe, like all nutrition facts, that the sugar-free craze will eventually blow over. I do not doubt that sugar wreaks havoc on our systems when consumed in excess- though the point of “excess” is totally different for each person.

How To Make Sense Of Nutrition

How To Make Sense Of Nutrition

There’s a lot of information out there on nutrition. Endless amounts. Some say meat is toxic and unnecessary, others say that red meat is nutritious. Gluten is either poison or harmless. Eating fruit raises your blood sugar too much and makes fat burning impossible, but it’s also packed with vital bio-nutrients.

WHO’S RIGHT? What should I eat?!

Here’s the truth, babe...ready?

Why We Need Community & Connection

Why We Need Community & Connection

We often try to take on life’s biggest challenges by ourselves.


We try to tough it out alone, keep things under the radar, and sweep our shit under the rug before anyone notices that it’s come up.

Get Slow With Your Food

Get Slow With Your Food

Ever found yourself craving food when you weren’t hungry? You decide to have just a bite of some of those homemade brownies in your kitchen that you haven’t allowed yourself to touch. It’s just one bite, no big deal, right? But then one bite becomes five, and then you’re covering the brownies in nutella, and then going through your cabinets and fridge...

Binge Recovery 101

Binge Recovery 101

If last week’s post brought you here, thanks for checking back! If you haven’t read last week’s post yet, check it out.

I used to avoid my own emotions and thoughts like the plague. I would do this by binge eating. Any time that I felt a bad feeling coming on, I would shove it down with food. The worse my emotions felt, the more intense and shameful my binge eating became.

All About Emotional Eating

All About Emotional Eating

When we talk about emotional eating, it is not just the occasional extra scoop of ice cream when we’re having an off day. Emotional eaters are those who use food as the main coping mechanism to handle their stress. Emotional eating gets its name for a reason – it’s more than just a choice of saying, ...

Thriving this Thanksgiving

Thriving this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be one of the most stressful times of the year for an overeater or a dieter. It’s a holiday focused on family, togetherness, gratitude, and, oh yes, FOOD. Has this type of Thanksgiving ever showed up in your life?…

You wake up in the morning and start the day with a workout. You push to get in some extra ...

Why Controlling Your Food Doesn't Work

Why Controlling Your Food Doesn't Work

Food restriction. It’s something that so many women struggle with, and yet very few people talk about it – probably because there is so much shame around this behavior that we all try to pass it off as “healthy” or “clean” eating.

“I don’t do carbs. Sugar pretty much causes cancer, anyway.”
“I’m vegan now. I don’t need any of that fatty stuff.”...