For me, the theme of this past week has been random cravings. I personally think it’s very enjoyable to pay attention to my cravings, because it makes the experience of eating more fun and more satisfying. When I’m not clued in to what I feel like eating, I tend to find meals and snacks sort … More Cottage Cheese, Chocolate Custard, Sweet Potato Fries…Oh My!
One of my favorite parts about being an intuitive eater is that when I set down my fork and walk away from the table, I no longer am thinking about food. When I was dieting and dealing with disordered eating, I felt like food was the only thing I could think about. I never felt … More 3 Ways to Make Meals More Satisfying
I don’t know about you guys, but for me it feels like January is flying by! This so isn’t my usual when it comes to the snowy, dreary winter seasons. Most years, the long, dark days seem to drag on. But life has been busy for me over here in Chicagoland, and as my work … More Meals Lately + Other Musings about Veggies, Exercise & More…
Over the past few years, Christmas has become one of my favorite holidays. It’s not that I didn’t like it before…but the whole “holiday party” and “Christmas cookie” type stuff totally stressed out my eating disorder. Fortunately, those days are behind me. I’ve also found that I enjoy the Christmas season even more since I’ve … More A Holly, Jolly, Non-Diet Christmas
On my blog, I talk a lot about how the ‘average Joe’ is better off following the least restrictive diet possible. The media likes to sensationalize claims about the health benefits of avoiding gluten or dairy (or other random ingredients), especially without much evidence/support. A lot of my motivation for debunking those claims comes from … More Intuitive Eating While on a Medical/Therapeutic Diet