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 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
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
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…)