dieting

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.

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”

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.

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?

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?

My Transition Away From Veganism

My Transition Away From Veganism

I’m feeling super called to write about this.

What I’ve been eating has been changing majorly in the last few weeks - and it feels totally natural.
Soooooo, about 5-6 years ago, I decided to try on vegetarianism. It was something I’d thought about here and there, and one day (sort of out of nowhere) I decided I’d commit to it indefinitely...

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...

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...

It's More Than Just A "Food Issue"

It's More Than Just A "Food Issue"

So much of recovering from disordered eating habits (like emotional eating, food restriction, chronic dieting, exercise addiction, etc.) has to do with the eating itself. For instance, I had to re-learn how to listen to my body for hunger cues, eating when I was hungry and stopping once I was full...

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...

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, ...