Back in my disordered eating days, I put “health” and “healthy eating” on a pedestal, believing that I’d fall prey to chronic diseases if everything I ate wasn’t organic/non-GMO/vegan/Paleo…whatever. In many ways, my obsession with my weight was a means for trying to control my otherwise out-of-control life, and every extra rule and regulation I … More Healthy Eating on a Budget (With Costco and ALDI)
I’m a big believer that “healthful eating” is really simple — choose satisfying foods, in the amounts that feel good in your body. However, part of that “feeling good” in your body piece involves eating foods that provide micro nutrients (for energy/alertness) and fiber (for happy tummies), and that help fluff up our plates so … More My Super-Easy, Fool-Proof Method for Making Mind-Blowing-Delicious Vegetables (The Hype Is Real)
I love fruit. In the summer, it’s my favorite afternoon snack, and I personally probably eat way more in one sitting than the average Jo. Something about cold, juicy strawberries, kiwi, and orange slices feels like the perfect way to quench my thirst, satisfy my “snackiness,” and hold me over until dinner. In fact, all the … More Doesn’t Fruit Have Too Much Sugar?
When I talk about intuitive eating with folks who are unfamiliar with the concept, many of them express concern that if they give themselves permission to eat “junk food,” they will lose control and not be able to stop themselves. More often than not, they have a history of binge eating, and so it makes … More Cookies, Kale, and Intuitive Eating