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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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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. Back when I was immersed in diet culture, I posted before/after shots on my Instagram page. I’m sorry to say I’ve even used that oh-so-cringeworthy phrasing of “the girl on the left

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Order What You Actually Want

On a beautiful Fall afternoon, I went into my local Starbucks to order a grande chai tea latte to enjoy during my son’s baseball game. While standing in line, the college-aged girl socially distanced in front of me was up to order. “What has less calories: a grande pumpkin spice latte or a grande [drink

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Actual Health Goals

Dieting focuses on 2 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. Yesterday I went grocery shopping. I had Oreos on my list (which had already been a huge win for me & my family

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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.’ But because diet culture does exist, we’ve normalized disordered eating behaviors (such as calorie counting, macro tracking, restriction, labeling foods as “good” or “bad,” etc.) And so once we realize diet culture doesn’t serve us well, we have to unlearn it all, and then