I feel like food cravings are quite a popular topic among the health and fitness world. And the similar messages that are seen across social media are these:-Drink water when hungry.-Plan meals.-Eat more protein.-Distract yourself during the craving.-Get rid of all junk food from your house.-Chew gum.-Go for a walk.-Eat something healthy.-Don't grocery shop when … Continue reading How to curve food cravings
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a common diagnosis, and I was one of the 4.4% of adults diagnosed. Now, my ADD wasn't diagnosed at the beginning of my eating disorder, but actually 5 or so years into it. I went to my nurse practitioner and explained how I was having difficulty concentrating in my college … Continue reading How an ADD medication played a role in my eating disorder
When I say your weight isn’t the issue, I mean your weight truly isn’t the issue. Society, fitness experts, medical professionals, and weight loss programs want you to believe that your weight is the golden ticket to your self acceptance, to your happiness, and to all your successes in life. It just. isn’t. true. How many times have … Continue reading Your Weight Isn’t the Issue
Ever wonder what an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach is? When I get asked what I do for a living and answer with, "I'm an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach," I get the typical response of, "That is amazing! But what do you actually do again?" I get it! Many times the traditional treatment method for eating … Continue reading What is an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach?
When did vegetables and fruit start to get a bad wrap? When did saying no to carrots or sweet potatoes or bananas or grapes get decided by their 'sugar' content? And when did the 'healthy' foods of the world become 'unhealthy?' Super confusing right? For the last few years of my 15 year battle with … Continue reading 5 Ways to Know if You’re Taking ‘Healthy Eating’ to the Extreme
How many of you have tried Intuitive Eating and felt like you failed at it? Wondering what you've been doing wrong? Or is this right for me? I totally get it! I was there too! Which is why I want to stop the confusion and get you excited about it once again! Join me as … Continue reading 10 Things to Consider When Eating Intuitively
Have you ever said to yourself, "I'll like my body when_____" or "If I only looked like_____" or "I'll like myself when I get to ____pant size or a certain weight" I used to say these things ALL the time! I thought I accepted myself, but I found that I only did IF I looked … Continue reading How to finally find self acceptance and body respect
Ever thought..."But it feels safe""I feel comfortable""I know what this life looks like""I'm always prepared""There are no surprises" I used to step as FAR away from even the thought of leaving my eat disorder. It was my best friend, my confidant, the one thing I could trust, and it never seemed to let me down. … Continue reading Why you find comfort in your eating disorder and what to do about it.
I used to think that overeating was pretty much a sin and should never be in my vocabulary ever again! I used to think that food freedom meant I had to do everything perfect and there was never going to be overeating, or thoughts of restricting, or days where I am not fond of what … Continue reading Why Overeating Is Natural and a Part of the Healing Journey
How many times have you asked yourself, "How do I STOP this cycle?!" Why can't I just be normal around food? How many diets do I have to go through in order to become 'healthy?' I used to ask myself these same questions over and over again. I just never seemed to find the right … Continue reading 3 Ways to END the Cycle of Food Obsession