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
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 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.
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!