Social media has a way of highlighting our collective tendency to compare ourselves to other people. It’s often said that social media is a “highlight reel,” meaning that we end up comparing our regular, standard, everyday lives to the cleanest, prettiest, proudest and most polished moments in somebody else’s. Nobody’s life is perfect. However, comparison … More I used to be so _______________.
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
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
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
Thanksgiving used to be the one of the worst days of the year for me in terms of my relationship with food. Usually, I’d spend the whole day eating very little, if anything at all, and running a few extra miles. I needed to proactively create a calorie deficit, I thought, because I wanted to … More How to Not Binge: Thanksgiving Edition (& a recipe for crustless pumpkin pie)