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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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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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5 Ways to Love Yourself and Your Body

Why does it seem the most common advice around self-care is to take a bubble bath? While that might be enjoyable to some, it’s not getting to the root of why you struggle to love yourself and your body to begin with. As an Anti-Diet Nutritionist, mindset work is at the core of how I

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Dieting is a False Sense of Control

Dieting gave me a false sense of control. Every time my life felt chaotic, I would recommit. The food planning and tracking felt purposeful. Even empowering. Being told exactly what to do is grounding when you feel like you’re flailing in life. Is it the goal to lose weight or the sense of control for

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The Desire to Lose Weight is Not About Your…

I understand why you feel the desire to lose weight. But you don’t need to lose weight to improve your health. Wanting to lose weight is a response to something else going on in your life. Some external trigger or life circumstance that you’re trying to solve for by beginning a new diet/lifestyle. It’s not

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Why Losing Weight Won’t Help Your Body Image

You think losing weight is going to fix how you feel about your body image. But it won’t. Sure, that initial rise of excitement when you zip up those smaller-sized pants can dupe you for a moment or two. But it quickly deflates when you think about ALL the effort it took to get there.

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Facts to Combat Diet Culture in 2021

Diet culture loves the new year. And 2021 will be no exception. January is the main month they launch new rounds of tired programs. Diet ads and fitness influencers will not only rely on their messaging variations of “you’re fat, you need to fix yourself” standbys. But diet culture in 2021 will add in the

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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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Body Image is Tied to Your Mental Health

Diet culture wants you to believe that losing weight will improve your body image. But your body image is actually tied to your mental health—not your appearance. This is why when we hit our weight loss goals, the excitement lasts for only a fleeting second. We’re left dissatisfied. Mentally exhausted from the effort of restriction.

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3 Ways to Ween Off MyFitnessPal Food Tracking App

Weening off (and finally deleting) MyFitnessPal food tracking app was the HARDEST part of my intuitive eating journey. But realizing the extent of my obsession with it made me fully accept that I had an eating disorder. Even after I stopped carb cycling, I would come up with every excuse as to why I needed

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Is Your Job Making You Unhealthy?

No one talks enough about how much your job can be making you unhealthy. It’s frequently not even the work itself. But the managers and colleagues you are exposed to 8+ hours of your day. We often think it needs to be some extreme, cutthroat environment before we’re allowed to call out our jobs as

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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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Is Stress Eating Ever Okay?

Have you been stress eating or emotionally eating this past week? That’s okay—you’re normal! Instead of feeling disappointed in yourself though, you should consider what may have triggered you to stress eat. Read more to learn what stress eating is. When it’s okay. And when it’s a signal for help. There are typically 2 stress

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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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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 override our body’s natural ability. And so once we realize diet culture doesn’t serve us

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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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Lower Your Standards to Basic Needs

Forget your high standards for a moment about how you need to workout, lose weight, and homeschool from a perfectly clean house. Are your basic needs being met? If you’re someone who’s typically operates at full speed to crush goals and be all the things to all the people, that’s likely not sustainable during this