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
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
Who hates the thought of being uncomfortable? Do the feelings of fear, anxiousness, overwhelm, and nervousness send you running for the hills? I definitely don't like them either! We tend to become 'comfortable' in the life we've made for ourselves, even if it no longer serves us anymore. Why? Because we know it, we get … Continue reading Why getting uncomfortable leads to food FREEDOM!