How many times do you look in the mirror, or pinch your belly fat, or weigh yourself, or ask others for assurance about your appearance? All of those are examples of body checking- the obsessive or constant monitoring of one's appearance. This often times starts at a very young age and becomes an unconscious habit … Continue reading Body Checking: what is it and how to break free from it
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
Have you ever been asked what your favorite hobbies are and all you could think of were 'healthy eating' and 'working out?' I used to have NO idea what I liked beyond the realm of meal prepping, macro counting, and working out. I didn't know how to relax without exercising first or making sure my … Continue reading How to Find a Life Beyond Dieting
How many times have you heard, "Just eat whatever you want." or "If you stop telling yourself you can't eat certain foods, you'll stop craving them?" I used to laugh when people told me that! It wasn't until I actually started to put this idea of, "giving yourself unconditional permission to eat what you want" … Continue reading You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
I often used to think getting 'stuck' was a bad thing. I would get super frustrated because I didn't know...What I needed to do to get unstuck.Why I was stuck in the first place.And how to even begin to figure a way out of it. Many times I would opt for the 'easy' way out … Continue reading Why ‘getting stuck’ is a good thing!
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
I used to think that the only way to stop binge eating on food was to eliminate the foods completely! Never have those foods in the house, never eat them when I'm out, and never ever buy them! Boy was I wrong! All that did was make my obsession WORSE! In order to regain back … Continue reading Why Eating Foods You Binge on Will Help Stop the Binges
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