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?
If you had to describe your relationship with food in ONE word, what would it be? That's the question I asked in my private Facebook community the other day. The word they chose would give me a pretty clear understanding where they are currently in their recovery journey (eating disorder, disordered eating, chronic dieting, etc..). … Continue reading 3 Steps to a Healthy Relationship With Food
Body kindness is more about doing than thinking. That's why you don't always have to have 'happy' thoughts about your body to respect and be kind to it. This is because our brain sometimes needs to play a little catch up while we put into action what we want it to believe and think. Which … Continue reading You don’t have to like your body to be kind to it
Often times in the fitness and weight loss industries you will hear that not all calories are created equal. And to be honest, they're right. Calories, which are simply a unit of energy, are going to be different depending on the foods you choose to eat. But who cares? Frankly, food is food. Once we … Continue reading Not all calories are created equal…And??
Honoring your health (with gentle nutrition) is an Intuitive Eating concept that often has a misguided definition. A definition of eating healthy or clean or eliminating sugar or processed foods...all of which just enable the diet mentality. And when you enable the diet mentality, you move further and further away from honoring your health. Because … Continue reading 3 Ways to Beat the Food Guilt
I suppose if you read the title of this blog post and you made it this far you were either confused, intrigued, or about ready to say I'm wrong. I get it. I used to spend the majority of my time at grocery stores reading labels after labels after labels. At one point in time, … Continue reading Why spending time reading nutrition labels can negatively impact your health
How many of you have used the 'ideal weight calculator?' Or were told by a medical professional what your 'ideal' weight should be? How many have thought that number was then the holy grail for what your weight is 'supposed' to be? I feel ya! I thought that too! I fought hard to get to … Continue reading 6 Tips to Help You Stop Obsessing Over Your Weight