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

Some thoughts about dessert (and a really good “blondies” recipe)

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under the sun. If you search Pinterest for brownie recipes, probably half of the pins that show up are for “healthier versions.” Supposedly healthy substitutions in standard recipes are really popular in the diet and fitness world right now, with swaps ranging from … More Some thoughts about dessert (and a really good “blondies” recipe)