How to Enjoy Summer

Happy first day of summer! As someone who is generally averse to cold weather, this is my all-time favorite season. Chicago has been a bit chillier this June than I’d prefer, but I’m excited for the sunny mornings and warm afternoons that I know are coming. Summer can be a challenging time for some, given … More How to Enjoy Summer

Weight Loss Didn’t Actually Give Me What I Wanted

I used to be obsessed with my body, in a constant pursuit of making it smaller. A huge motivating factor for my eating disorder behaviors was trying to look thinner. Yet, even as I lost weight and followed the extremely strict food and eating rules, I felt increasingly worse. The eating disorder paradox is that the … More Weight Loss Didn’t Actually Give Me What I Wanted

Why “counting macros” might not be the best idea

Before I get started, I want to clarify that there isn’t anything inherently wrong with counting macros. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the practice, “counting macros” refers to measuring a person’s daily intake of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein) and keeping them below certain levels. While it is certainly possible to establish a … More Why “counting macros” might not be the best idea

Meal Prep

I like to cook meals at home for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it’s healthier. Home cooked meals are way less expensive, don’t need preservatives, they usually taste better, and when I take the time to cook, my meals are balanced, tasty, and filling. When I’m eating on the go, I find myself … More Meal Prep