Principles of Intuitive Eating: Making Peace with Food

I've sat down 8 different times to write this post. I'm having a hard time putting into words what my heart knows to be true about this topic. Making peace with food. When your relationship with food is plagued by anxiety, fear, distress, distrust, frustration, upset, and worry, it can be hard to imagine what [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

The "Almost" Eating Disorder

"Everyone is a little disordered, right?"  I've been asked this question a countless number of times by friends and family when they discover that I work in the field of eating disorders.   Sometimes the person posing the question is referring to the fact that everyone occasionally overeats, eats based off of their emotions, or is [...]

When Your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready To Recover

Eating Disorder Recovery: Motivation

4 Tips for Coping with Holiday Food Guilt

Is there a way to enjoy holiday treats without overindulging? Is overindulging the same thing as binging? Is it restricting if I say "no" to a dessert that I really don't want? How do we make sense of this?