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…)
“Don’t eat if you’re not hungry.” Ever heard that one? (I’m pretty sure it’s a subtitle in basically every diet plan.) I won’t lie, it’s generally better to eat every few hours, as soon as we start to notice the early signs of hunger. Eating when we aren’t hungry or don’t have an appetite isn’t … More It’s Better to Eat Than to Not Eat
Mine used to. But now it’s the other way around…my workouts happen when they easily and comfortably fit into my schedule without too much fuss. I don’t blame high school sports for my dysfunctional relationship with exercise, but they certainly helped lay the foundation for those struggles. Starting the summer before my freshman year, cross … More Does Your Schedule Revolve Around Your Workouts?
“I read your post about intermittent fasting, and I get it—but what about fasting and praying as faithful servants of Christ?” This is a question that comes up quite a bit for me, especially when I’m working one-on-one with clients who have a strong faith background. As Christians, the combination of prayer + fasting comes … More Christian Fasting and Diet Culture
“Don’t think about a pink elephant.” You’re probably thinking about a pink elephant now, right? This is a classic example of how telling ourselves not to think about something is completely ineffective. Especially when it comes to food, trying to put too much emphasis on not doing something — whether that means not eating a … More How to Stop Obsessing Over Food