Principles of Intuitive Eating: Reject the Diet Mentality

Reject the Diet Mentality Americans spent $628.5 million dollars on weight loss vitamins, minerals, and supplements in 2017. In the United States, the diet industry as a whole is worth over $72 billion dollars. If you're a human and you live on this earth, (especially in the western hemisphere) the likelihood that you have gone [...]

Introduction to Intuitive Eating

"Intuitive Eating" Some of you follow dietitians and/or therapists on instagram that use the term, or maybe you follow the hashtag #intuitiveeating in hopes to find a new way, a different way to go about this whole "food + diet thing". The problem though, is that you may be receiving mixed messages about what intuitive [...]

“How did I get here?!” Exploring the Factors that Contribute to Eating Disorders

I haven't sat down and written anything for this blog since April ha. Life has been busy and it's much easier for me to write a few quick paragraphs for the insta (follow me @foodfreedomdietitain) vs a more lengthy piece on here. I have a tad bit more time on my hands during this season of [...]

5 Types of Food Dietitians *Actually* Eat

We've all seen those articles before....  "10 Foods Dietitians SWEAR they NEVER eat"  *insert eye roll*  And then the article goes on to list off 10 foods that dietitians all over the world eat every single day.... sigh.  As an anti-diet dietitian, there aren't many foods that I don't eat, unless I just simply don't [...]

How to Improve Your Love/Hate Relationship with Sweets

"Just a little bit of the brownie batter..."  "Lick the spoon then move on." *Feels guilt and shame about licking the spoon* "Hmmm... well if you've already licked the spoon, you might as well finish off the whole bowl of batter." *Feels guilt and shame about finishing off the brownie batter* "Well, you're already ruined [...]

#PSL: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Enjoy a Drink from Starbucks

Happy fall, y'all! It's finally getting to that point where I am ready to throw a scarf around my neck, slip on my boots, and pick up a hot pumpkin spice latte (#PSL) on my way to work! It's so crazy to think that just last week I was hiding out inside, sipping on my iced #PSL [...]

I Stopped Wearing My FitBit—Here’s What Happened

The concept seems innocent enough--track your steps to increase your activity level; increase your activity level, and improve your health-- or so it seems.  But the question I want to present to you today is this: Does your Fitbit actually improve your health? Are you able to wear it without obsessing over how many steps [...]

Weight Restoration + Wardrobe Woes: 7 Tips to Help Rebuild Your Wardrobe During Eating Disorder Recovery

Weight fluctuations are a normal part of eating disorder recovery-- but that doesn't make them any easier. The only way to truly recovery from your eating disorder is to surrender all efforts spent on trying to control your weight and body size. This goes without saying, but all behaviors such as dieting / food restriction, [...]

Breaking the (Food) Rules

What are food rules? Food Rules are a set of guidelines that a person internalizes that dictates when, where, how, and what he or she can eat on a given day.   Here are some examples of common food rules found in our culture: "Do not eat anything after 7:00 pm."  "No more than _________ calories [...]

When Your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready To Recover

Eating Disorder Recovery: Motivation