disordered eating

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.

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 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...

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."

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.

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...

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?

 

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...

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.

Why I'm Tired of Being Part of a Diet Culture

Why I'm Tired of Being Part of a Diet Culture

Diet culture is exhausting.

Look at the cover of any women’s magazine. Really – ANY women’s magazine. I guarantee that you’ll find something along the lines of…

“Lose the last 10 pounds!”

“Flatten your tummy in just 2 weeks!”

“Tricks to make your legs look longer”

…I’m cringing just writing them. How stressful is it to always be bombarded by messages in the media that we need to change the way we look?