Even though I thought I had reached a place of stability in my relationship with food and my body prior to becoming pregnant and felt ready for the changes to come, I was shocked by just how challenging the first trimester of pregnancy was for me in terms of my body image. I know that … More Lessons in Intuitive Eating from the First Trimester of Pregnancy
On my blog and Instagram (and in my book, Fulfilled) I talk a lot about the concept of trusting our bodies. When I was struggling with dieting and disordered eating, I had a lot of fear surrounding the relationship between food, exercise, hunger, fullness, and the size and shape of my body. I was afraid … More Body Trust vs. Putting Your Trust in Your Body
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 _______________.
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)