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Quit Dieting for Good

What’s the worst that could happen if you quit dieting? Would it be the fear of weight gain? Or feeling out of control around food? Would you feel like you were giving up on yourself? Keep reading to learn how dieting negatively impacts your health. How you can start taking control of what, when and

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Lose Weight with Intuitive Eating?

“Can I lose weight with Intuitive Eating?” I receive this question a lot as an anti-diet nutritionist. And I completely understand why. We’ve been conditioned to believe that thin = healthy. Yet people are now realizing the importance of balanced wellness. And when they learn intuitive eating will restore their mental health, build self-trust and

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Christ-Centered Weight Loss Diets Dim Your God-Given Intuition

Intentional weight loss is a worldly view. And Christ-centered weight loss diets are no different in causing you to replace your God-given intuition with the worldly voices of diet culture. Trusting diet culture over the Holy Spirit. God gave us amazing bodies with the built-in intuition to honor its needs so we can thrive. But

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Lifestyles are Diets with Better Marketing

The most innovation that has evolved diets over the years is simply a change in name to lifestyles. Not method, nor purpose. Because the investments that have been poured into each program has not been for better science. It’s been for better marketing. Better marketing that is so good. It convinces intelligent, successful women that

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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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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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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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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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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. Calories over Desires “What has less calories: a grande pumpkin spice latte or