body image

I got naked at a Japanese bath house and it was beautiful

I got naked at a Japanese bath house and it was beautiful

The other week, I went with a friend to a Japanese bath house. If you’ve never been to one before, it looks a lot like a spa, with massage rooms and soft music and lavender scented everything. But the main space is the communal bath area.

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.

I've lost weight ... and I don't care

I've lost weight ... and I don't care

Let’s talk about weight.


Ya know, that number that indicates your gravitational push on the mass of the earth. The one that so many women spend their lives trying to change, only to be disappointed to find that no matter how minimal their impact on the mass of the earth, their lives remain the same. The same issues in their lives still exist, because becoming smaller never made anyone happier on the inside.

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 loving your body is revolutionary

Why loving your body is revolutionary

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently.

For years now, I’ve been well aware of the tense reality that most women live in when it comes to how we’ve been trained to feel about our bodies.

We’re taught that we are alive in order to be beautiful

That our appearance is the most valuable asset we own

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.

How to stop hating your body

How to stop hating your body

This blog post is partially recycled from a previous mini-course that I ran earlier this year called “Embrace Your Bod”. One focus of that program was how to transform negative body talk.

I wanted to bring this back around because SO many women are struggling with speaking kindly to their body, especially at the beginning of the intuitive eating journey.

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...

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.

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.

But What About Health?!

But What About Health?!

People have lots of objections towards the idea of abandoning food rules. It’s hard for most people, especially the experienced dieter, food restrictor, or binge eater. The #1 grievance I hear is this:

“But...but...what about HEALTH?!”

Ah, health, yes. The thing we’re all so very deeply concerned about recently. After all, healthy is the new skinny, right?

 

Take The Stress Out Of Eating With This One Mindset Shift

Take The Stress Out Of Eating With This One Mindset Shift

Food is no longer just food, is it?

Food is calories, fat grams, sugar grams, complete proteins or protein combinations, seasonal or off-season, paleo-friendly, clean, dirty…

You get it.


I was there for a lonnnggg time. Hell, I got to the point where I was trying to be so perfect with food that I couldn’t even guiltlessly eat a banana...

What Chronic Pain Taught Me About Body Image

What Chronic Pain Taught Me About Body Image

Very few people in my life know about my history with chronic pain, for a few reasons. Partly because I dealt with it for a long time from a very young age and therefore was very used to it, and partly because I hated the response I would get from almost everyone. The confusion, the disbelief, and more than anything - pity...

Why Dieting Leads to Disappointment 100% of the Time

Why Dieting Leads to Disappointment 100% of the Time

Let’s talk about dieting, shall we?

You’ve already heard me rant about how diet culture is everywhere, and how we are being trapped, as a society (and especially as women), to believe that there is something wrong with our bodies and that they need to be changed; our bodies are problems that need to be fixed...