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Is Candy Junk Food?

Is candy junk food in your family or do you freely allow it? A big deciding factor for me to finally heal from years of dieting was realizing I taught my kids how to have a bad relationship with food. I wouldn’t buy certain foods like candy, cookies and chips. And if they had access

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Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Prioritizing your mental health is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Yes, I’m starting with that bold of a sentence! Your mental health is everything. It’s your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Which, if you really think about it, is the essence of YOU. Keep reading for my 4 best tips to start

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Dealing with Weight Loss-Obsessed Friends

“My friends are obsessed with weight loss and dieting! I’m starting to become an intuitive eater, but they’re constantly talking about their latest diet or how they need to lose weight. What can I do or say to get them to stop?” I’ve gotten variations of this question 3 times in the past 24 hours!

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3 Tips for Bathing Suit Shopping

Bathing suit shopping can be a dreaded experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Today I’m dropping 3 of my best tips for how to shop for your next bikini, tankini or one-piece without spiraling into self-hate or triggering a crash diet. Get in loser, we’re going shopping. via GIPHY Before I dive deep into

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Diet-Free Living to Better Health

I use the term ‘diet-free living’ a lot. Because it represents freedom from the shackles of diet culture. And how much more fulfilling life is when you’re not restricting food. Or limiting your potential. Keep reading for a deeper explanation of what diet-free living means. And how you can reclaim self-trust and confidence by learning

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5 Ways Dieting Wastes Your Time

Dieting wastes so much of your precious time. From the amount of effort it requires to track your food and follow their rules. To over-thinking your food choices and body checking. Keep reading to see the 5 ways your diet is distracting you from your life’s purpose. Starting a new diet feels empowering, doesn’t it?

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Whole30: An Intro to Orthorexia

Whole30 and Orthorexia have a lot in common. Yet diet culture seems to celebrate Whole30 as a necessary elimination diet to “reset” before eating more healthfully afterwards. Is it really a reset though? Or is Whole30 simply an introduction to Orthorexia? Keep reading to learn where the lines of Whole30 and Orthorexia blur. And why

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Diets Slow Your Metabolism

Many dieting and lifestyle programs claim to help you “rev up your metabolism and lose the weight for good!” But that’s not how physiology works. Keep reading to learn how dieting slows your metabolism down, reduces your muscle mass, increases your set point weight. And makes it harder to lose weight. Your body’s main goal

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What Causes Body Image Issues

Body image issues are very common in our society. 80% of young teenage girls report they fear getting fat (Kearney‐Cooke & Tieger 2015) and nearly 70% of adult women report withdrawing from activities due to their body image (Etcoff et al 2006). Those statistics are staggering. But also not surprising. Between social media’s face-altering filters,

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Healthy Behaviors to Implement Today

Here are 5 healthy behaviors you can implement today that will make a significant improvement to your actual health. Each of the 6 facets of wellness are represented. Keep reading for how getting these facets into balance will help you achieve better health. 1. Be Aware of Your Mental Health ⁣Your mental health is EVERYTHING!

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Why Carb Cycling Programs Fail You

Carb cycling programs set you up to fail. On the surface, cycling your carbs throughout the week can seem like mindful balance or even food freedom. But psychologically, it is still very much a diet that triggers the restrict-binge-restrict cycle. It requires eating behaviors that are disordered. And can negatively impact your overall wellness. Read

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Tips When Clothes Don’t Fit

Stuck between delight in warmer weather and panic that many of your spring clothes don’t fit you anymore? Deciding what to wear in general can cause a spiral of negative self-talk for many people. But if your body has changed in the past year (which is normal!) you might be dreading going through your closet

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What an Intuitive Eater Eats

During first sessions with new clients I am frequently asked, what does an intuitive eater eat? It’s no surprise if you share this question too. After years and years of being on a diet, you expect to receive rules, grocery lists and meal plans. That’s quite the opposite of what an intuitive eater eats though!

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How to Start Intuitive Eating

Wondering how to start Intuitive Eating? It can feel intriguing at first. To ditch diet culture and the exhausting routine of following food rules. But it can also feel really scary to think you’ll gain weight if you stop restricting your food. Keep reading or watch the video to learn how you can lose the

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How Diets Cause Self-Doubt

“I can’t trust myself.” Is that one of your biggest fears about intuitive eating? After years of losing and gaining weight, you’ve likely grown comfortable with self-doubt. You have written the narrative that you can’t trust yourself because you lack willpower. And diet culture keeps swooping in to confirm it. Keep reading for how diets cause self-doubt.

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Why It’s Scary to Become an Intuitive Eater

It’s scary to leave the routine of tracking your food and become an intuitive eater who trusts your own body. To let yourself determine when, what, and how much you eat. It takes courage to stop following the rules and limitations around food. It’s hard to tune out the lure of diet culture promising you

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Is carb cycling restricting your potential?

You feel like you have food freedom with carb cycling. It’s so much freer and way less restricting than that awful time you did Whole30. You love that you can eat whatever you want…as long as it fits your macros. But that “as long as” part gets you into trouble a lot, doesn’t it? It

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What is an Anti-Diet Nutritionist?

An anti-diet nutritionist rejects any diet/lifestyle program, product or messaging that promotes intentional weight/fat loss, creates rules or restrictions around food and exercise, and/or suggests you can’t be healthy unless you look a certain way. So how the heck did I go from being fully immersed in diet culture, to now being an anti-diet nutritionist?

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Why ‘Never Miss a Workout’ is Toxic AF

Similar to how food is promoted as a way to lose or gain weight, exercise has been positioned as a way to manage your weight as well. Whether it’s a fad workout style promising to burn fat faster, or “never miss a workout” type messaging, it makes you believe you’re “good” if you exercise, and

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Intuitive Eating is Food Freedom

Food Freedom is a term that restrictive diets like Whole30 try to hijack. But food freedom really only applies to intuitive eating. You have a God-Given Intuition People who honor their God-given intuition—and wholly trust their natural cues to properly nourish their body—have food freedom. But if you’re on a diet, you’re restricted to the