Thinness ≠ Happiness

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

How to Talk to Others About Your Non-Diet Philosophy

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

Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love

I’m so excited to share my new book with you! As of today, Fulfilled is available for pre-order on Amazon.com! Fulfilled is a non-fiction book that explores health promotion through a non-diet lens, encouraging you to respect your body, honor your hunger, and embrace the unique size and shape that God created for your. In … More Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love

5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)

1. Body image as a coping mechanism Most diets begin and end with body dissatisfaction. I say this because the motivation to start a diet almost always involves some component of wanting to change our bodies, and most diets end because compliance is pretty much impossible after a while, leading to rebound weight gain and … More 5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)