Growing up, I had a sweet tooth–or at least that’s what I was told. In actuality, I did like to eat sweets, especially chocolate. If you’d asked me, non-chocolate candy was a waste of time because you could alternatively be eating chocolate. I remember doing my best to swap as much of my fruity Halloween … More How to Eat Intuitively by Eating Dessert…Or Not
In the intuitive eating community, we often come across the message that wanting to change our bodies is “bad,” or that we aren’t “doing it right” if we aren’t okay with out bodies changing. But the truth is, most of us aren’t quite at the place where we are 100% totally okay with gaining weight….and … More Eating for Satisfaction (to Maintain Your Weight)
As a Christian in the health/nutrition field, I frequently come across messages that hail scripture as motivation for dieting, disordered eating, and other unhealthy behavior. I’ve written about this topic before, but today I want to focus on fasting in particular. Fasting is a sort of a sticky area because it’s a practice with a … More Fasting Won't Fix Your Relationship With Food
I was part of a discussion last week regarding sugar addiction. The question was posed about whether such a thing as sugar addiction exists, and quite a few strong opinions were shared around the room. References were made to a variety of theories, ranging from the dopamine response, modern food technology conspiracies, and even the … More Is Sugar Addicting?