My eating disorder started out as an effort to be healthy. At the same time, I wanted to be skinny, or at least skinnier. Restricting my diet helped me lose weight (at least initially) under a socially acceptable guise of health. I was eating “clean” because it would help me run faster. Or something. [PSA: … More Thinness ≠ Happiness
“I’ll be happy when I’m thin.” Have you ever felt that way? I know I have. I used to feel like my whole life was on hold because I didn’t look the way I wished I looked. All around me, I saw thin and beautiful women, and it seemed like they were living their lives … More Learning to Be Content in Your Body
Like anyone, I’m picky about my clothes. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a fashionista (anything but, really) but I do like to feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident in the way I dress myself. So, when I find an item that I really like, I’m reluctant to give it up…even if it’s gone out of … More Cultivating a Comfortable Wardrobe
I don’t know if it’s the nature of my job, but it seems like every woman I speak with seems to struggle with bloating. Trust me—I get it. A full, distended abdomen is no fun. But what made the experience of bloat so painful for me in the past had less to do with the … More What’s Causing Your Bloat?
Most of the people in my inner circle share my views on intuitive eating and health at every size. Especially with my closest friends, thoughts/concerns/challenging questions come up and we talk them out pretty regularly, usually circling back to a place of mutual agreement (and peace) on those topics. I’m really fortunate to have a … More How to Talk to Others About Your Non-Diet Philosophy