Even though I thought I had reached a place of stability in my relationship with food and my body prior to becoming pregnant and felt ready for the changes to come, I was shocked by just how challenging the first trimester of pregnancy was for me in terms of my body image. I know that … More Lessons in Intuitive Eating from the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Pregnant mamas, intuitive eating is for you too. If you ever read a book or article about pregnancy and what to expect when expecting, one of the first things you’ll see is a warning: be careful not to gain “too much” weight. But that concept of “too much weight” is based very little on scientific … More 3 Reasons to Ignore the Calorie/Weight Guidelines for Pregnancy
Social media has a way of highlighting our collective tendency to compare ourselves to other people. It’s often said that social media is a “highlight reel,” meaning that we end up comparing our regular, standard, everyday lives to the cleanest, prettiest, proudest and most polished moments in somebody else’s. Nobody’s life is perfect. However, comparison … More I used to be so _______________.
When I was struggling with chronic dieting and disordered eating, life was a lot less fun than it is today. There were lots of reasons for this—mental, emotional, spiritual, social, physical—many of which I’ve already discussed on this blog. But today, I’m going to touch on some of the physical reasons. Dieting made me physically … More 3 Ways Dieting Can Cause Hypothyroidism
This is the most common time of year (followed only by bikini season) for making weight-loss goals. Really, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, and I would never shame someone if they told me that it was a goal of theirs. My problem isn’t with the weight loss itself, because in many cases, … More 4 Things That Matter More to Your Health Than Your Weight