Hello and welcome! I’m Alexandra, a food scientist, intuitive eater, and naturally-minded medical student. On this blog, I combine my healthcare knowledge and personal experience with disordered eating, writing about nutrition and women’s health from a holistic perspective. My goal is to help others break free from the diet mindset so they can fully embrace who they were created to be.
I used to think that health was all about diet and exercise, and I was pretty much convinced that kale would save the world. (Superfoods, anyone?) At that time in my life, I probably ate kale every day, yet I was the sickest I had ever been. Dieting was making me miserable…skipping a workout triggered full-on panic mode, and eating a cookie led to an overwhelming, soul-crushing sense of shame. Can you relate?
Having struggled with anorexia in my teens, I thought I was “healthy” as a young adult because I wasn’t underweight. (I figured I could probably even stand to lose a few pounds!) However, my mindset was anything but. Finally, I realized that my diet obsession wasn’t helping me reach any of my goals, and was actually getting in the way of living a fulfilling life. I took a break from working out, gave myself permission to eat dessert, and committed to learning how to care for the body God gave me–without ever stepping on a scale. This blog is all about the journey from dieting and disordered eating back to a place of health and happiness.
In addition to my blog, I run a virtual/online practice, working with clients one-on-one to transition out of a diet mindset, learn to eat intuitively, and reconcile with the natural shape and size of their bodies. I also offer services in women’s health from a non-diet perspective. Learn more about my nutrition and wellness services.
I’m also in the process of writing a book on these topics, which will be released in 2021. In the mean time, you can check out some of my other resources–Faith, Food, Freedom (a faith-based devotional), and Foundations (an intuitive eating journaling guide)–both of which are available on Amazon.
On my blog, you’ll find posts about…
Healing your relationship with food, learning to accept your natural shape and size, cultivating a natural approach to wellness, and more! New blog posts are available on Mondays and Fridays. Here are some popular posts in each category:
- 10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Relationship With Food
- Fasting Won’t Fix Your Relationship With Food
- A Simple Way to Stop Feeling Out-Of-Control Around Dessert
- Whipped Coffee (AKA the most fun I’ve ever had with caffeine)
- My Favorite Banana Bread
- “Miracle Cure” Soup
My work has also appeared on both Christian and Nutrition blogs such as RELEVANT Magazine, (in)courage and Naughty Nutrition, as well as language and scientific journals such as Claritas Journal of Language and Culture and The Purdue Journal of Undergraduate Research.
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email: AlexandraCMacKillop [at] gmail [dot] com
*Note: “Nutra-Intuition” used to be the name of my blog, and you may come across this term on my site.