Reactive Hypoglycemia 101 (When “hangry” isn’t a strong enough word…)

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…)

Do the Thing You Don’t Want to Do (a Story About Breakfast)

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)

Stress and Weight Gain

I typically define stress as a reaction that happens inside our bodies in response to something happening outside our bodies. That stress trigger could be anything from being chased by a bear, to having a big project at work, to struggling with something particularly worrisome that won’t leave our minds. Whether it’s a physical trigger or a … More Stress and Weight Gain