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Jenn Hand

I help women find freedom from compulsive overeating, food addiction, and body-image issues.
3 Ways To Quit The Clean Plate Club

3 Ways To Quit The Clean Plate Club

Do you swear to yourself you won’t finish everything on your plate but at the end of the meal realize that you inhaled all your food yet again? Welcome to the “Clean Plate Club” 🙂 (One that most of us don’t really want to be a part of!) So many of us struggle with wanting to clean our plates. But in the process of becoming normal eaters, it can be a valuable skill to learn how to leave the clean plate club behind for good 🙂 Here are 3 tips to help you quit the clean plate club:
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What Does It Look Like To Feel Your Feelings? (And Not Eat Over Them!)

What Does It Look Like To Feel Your Feelings? (And Not Eat Over Them!)

When I first started this journey, I often got confused when I heard the phrase “feel your emotions”. I’d read about this concept or stumble across the advice, and my first thought was always, “That sounds great, but HOW are you supposed to do that? What does it involve? Are there instructions I can follow?” (That’s my Type A perfectionist brain wanting a plan 🙂 ). So what DOES it actually look like to feel your feelings? I want to share an example with you about putting the whole “feel (and don’t eat) your emotions” into practice (because none of this stuff
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Think You Need To Lose Weight For An Upcoming Event?

Think You Need To Lose Weight For An Upcoming Event?

Whether it’s a wedding, a work event, a reunion, or some other special occasion, there’s this idea we can have when we aren’t 100% happy with our bodies: we think we need to lose weight for an upcoming event. There’s a certain seduction to losing weight or getting thinner… We imagine a scenario in our heads where we’ll be the head turner, where others are envious of how amazing we look, where our partner will be proud to have us on their arm, where we’ll feel like the sexiest version of ourselves if we just lost a pound or twenty before
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How Do You Stop Eating When You’re Full?

How Do You Stop Eating When You’re Full?

One of the most difficult things to practice at first is going from a rule-based way of eating (“shoulds”, rules, diets, etc) to “hearing” and honoring what your body is telling you. It’s hard because after years of dieting and/or starting over every other day, we don’t trust ourselves! So, how do you begin to eat according to your body? And most importantly, how do you stop eating when you’re full? This is exactly what today’s blog is all about 🙂 Letting go of old patterns & habits around food is a process of “unlearning” all of the old stuff and replacing
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3 Body Image Lessons I Learned At The Beach Last Week

3 Body Image Lessons I Learned At The Beach Last Week

I was in San Diego over the 4th of July for a long weekend getaway and spent lots of time on the beach (ahhhh!) Being in a bathing suit is always a good test for me and helps me see where I am in my journey… Am I triggered by other women’s bodies? Do I feel self-conscious? Am I comparing myself to someone else? It shows me where my triggers are, where I still have work to do on self-acceptance, and how comfortable I feel in my skin. So here are my reflections from the beach I wanted to share
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Want To Feel Amazing In Your Bathing Suit? Remember These 3 Things!

Want To Feel Amazing In Your Bathing Suit? Remember These 3 Things!

It’s officially summer here in the States and we all know what that means….tank tops, shorts, bathing suits (or swimming costumes for the Brits!), and revealing clothes that make us want to run away screaming. So when you’re feeling like all you want to do is wrap a big sweatshirt around yourself to cover up, is it possible to feel amazing in your bathing suit? Today’s blog shows you how to take some small action steps to begin to feel GOOD in your bathing suit! I absolutely love all things beach: the sound of the waves hitting the shore, the feel of
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