Have you ever completed a screening for disordered eating/eating disorders? If you’ve been diagnosed with an eating disorder and are reading this blog for support in your recovery, you probably have been. (I’m so glad you’re here!) If you’ve never been diagnosed with an eating disorder or never sought professional support for disordered eating patterns, … More How Okay Are You With Gaining 2 Pounds?
My husband and I joke that “hungry” is its own emotion. It looks a lot like other emotions — anxiety, anger, sadness — but is, in fact, its own thing. And sometimes, the hunger is REAL. Like, really. Most of our less than stellar moments as a married couple can be 100% attributed to being … More Reactive Hypoglycemia 101 (When “hangry” isn’t a strong enough word…)
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
Back in October, my husband and I took a day trip to Wisconsin to hike at Holy Hill. (For those of you who aren’t from the Chicago area, Holy Hill is a beautiful basilica in a wooded area, Northwest of Milwaukee.) We’d been there a few years prior, but later in the season. It was … More Being Hungry Isn’t the Same as Overeating
Historically, breakfast and I have a complicated relationship. In the beginning stages of my eating disorder, I always ate breakfast but I had extremely strict rules about it. The only food I’d allow myself to eat for breakfast was oatmeal, and I was really strict about the amount, the pace I ate it, the temperature … More Do the Thing You Don’t Want to Do (a Story About Breakfast)