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3 Truths That Freed Me from Dieting

I knew dieting was hurting my health. But I didn’t know what else to do. I just remember feeling so stuck. Part of me was ready to walk away from the significant amount of effort and brain space it took to micromanage my food and sustain my fat loss. While the other side of me

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What is Diet Culture and Weight Stigma?

Diet culture is anything that promotes weight loss or thin bodies. Weight stigma is judgement and discrimination against bodies that are not thin. Diet culture and weight stigma together is the underlying message that you are only healthy if you are thin. And therefore you are unhealthy if you are fat. Diet culture and weight

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4 Intuitive Eating Myths

There’s a lot of myths out there about Intuitive Eating. Most intuitive eating myths are perpetuated by diet culture as a scare tactic so you purchase their weight loss product or program. But unfortunately healthcare professionals (including personal trainers, nutritionists, registered dietitians, and doctors) are guilty too because they truly don’t know any better. They

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Why Before and After Photos Should Be Banned

While the majority of Before and After photos are posted to sell a diet program’s results, sometimes Before and After photos are posted with relatively good intentions. Someone set a goal for their body and they’re celebrating progress towards their appearance goals. In either case, the intentions don’t actually matter because Before and After photos

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5 Signs You’re Stuck Between Dieting and Food Freedom

There’s a frustrating, murky middle between dieting and food freedom. I believe the majority of women who have spent years chronic dieting must past through this low valley before they can begin their intuitive eating journey to food freedom. I remember how scared I was to give up carb cycling and intermittent fasting. Part of

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Intermittent Fasting Destroyed My Hunger Cues

When I began my intuitive eating journey, I really struggled with feeling my hunger. Because after 3+ years of Intermittent Fasting, I had destroyed my hunger cues. Intermittent Fasting has become a socially-accepted way to not eat when you’re hungry. To instead define a certain period of time, known as an “eating window,” where you

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Diet Mentality vs Non-Diet Mentality

Imagine you’re standing in your pantry deciding what to have for a snack. Your eyes fall on a bag of cookies. “Oooh those look good!” you think to yourself. Do you eat them? Let’s find out! You will ultimately make your food selection based on if you have a diet mentality or a non-diet mentality.

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I Trained Him to Enable My Disordered Eating

Once you get married or in a serious relationship, you disordered eating impacts more than just you and your body. It affects your relationships. This is my story of the moment I realized I trained my husband to enable my disordered eating. Lunch for everyone. But me. It was around noon and we were planning

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The Secret Behind “After” Photos

There’s often a secret looming behind those “after” photos that diet/lifestyle programs so often post to prove what amazing results others have achieved. Before/After Photos Get ‘Likes’ on Instagram. One of the most common sales tricks for diet culture is to use before/after photos. They are proven to generate a lot of likes and engagement

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Actual Health Goals

Dieting focuses on two goals only: weight loss and inches lost. Both are related to altering your appearance and have nothing to do with actual health goals (despite what diet culture will tell you.) I get it. I used to think shrinking my body was the only goal that mattered too. I was able to

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I Let My Diet Culture BS Impact My Kids

While I confidently practice Intuitive Eating now, I still have moments where I realize how far my recovery has come. And how much I let my diet culture BS impact my kids. I restricted my kids from treats. Yesterday I went grocery shopping. I had Oreos on my list (which had already been a huge

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Signs You’re a Chronic Dieter

Below are 10 signs you’re a chronic dieter. Take this as a quiz and answer “yes” or “no” to each item. You might discover that your dieting behaviors are causing you to be more unhealthy! If you do 1 or more of these things, you’re likely a chronic dieter. If you do more than 2

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What Does Recovering from Chronic Dieting Look Like?

While the path and journey of recovering from chronic dieting look different for everyone, it ultimately comes down to loving yourself towards healthy instead of hating yourself towards skinny. And what that really means is not depriving yourself of food or using fitness as punishment for what you ate (or what you’re about to eat.)

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What is Intuitive Eating?

If diets didn’t exist, intuitive eating would just be called ‘eating.’ God created our bodies to have the natural ability to thrive on its own. But because diet culture does exist, we’ve normalized disordered eating behaviors. We allow external rules to override our body’s natural ability. And so once we realize diet culture doesn’t serve

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Ditch Diet Culture & Gain Wellness

I help women ditch diet culture and gain wellness by reclaiming their God-given intuition around food, fitness and body image. When you join my email list, you receive valuable tips and insight right in your inbox. I send weekly encouragement on topics such as: how to ditch diet culture, intuitive eating, the anti-diet movement, Health-At-Every-Size,

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Why I Stopped Tracking Macros

For several years, I felt tracking my macros in MyFitnessPal based on daily gram goals I set for protein, fat and carbohydrates was the healthiest approach to fat loss. Why? I believed macro tracking, carb cycling, and pairing my workouts to my nutrition would result in weight loss and muscle gain. And it worked! …

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BMI Scale is a Joke.

The BMI Scale is a joke. It has inaccurately mislabeled Americans for decades, and now science is finally catching up to what many of us fitness professional have said for so long: it is a greatly flawed assessment of health. Last week, LA Times reporter, Amina Kahn, wrote “a new study from UCLA finds that some