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Why Self-Forgiveness Is The Answer

Why Self-Forgiveness Is The Answer

So much of this food journey is spent beating ourselves up, berating ourselves for not being able to eat healthy (even when we know so much about nutrition), and living in this state of regret and guilt over failure around food. I used to spend days and sometimes weeks lamenting over something I’d done: eating too many cookies at a party, giving in to cravings after dinner, starting a diet on Monday and failing by Wednesday. I carried guilt, embarrassment, regret, shame and despair around almost constantly. It was exhausting. Not only was was I battling food every day, but then I
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Are You Unintentionally on a Diet?

Are You Unintentionally on a Diet?

Restrictive thoughts can be sneaky little devils. We’re happily going about our day and think we are eating healthy…then BOOM after dinner, we find ourselves eating cookie after cookie and can’t seem to stop. What’s going on? It could be that you’re unintentionally on a diet. Any form of restriction or dieting will inevitably end up in a binge. Why? I call it the Law of Dieting: for every diet there is an equal and opposite binge. So how do you do if you’re unintentionally dieting? There are thoughts like these that run through your head… I’m not going to
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Is There A Shortcut To Getting Through Food Issues?

Is There A Shortcut To Getting Through Food Issues?

When you’re struggling with food, constantly obsessing over your body, and desperately frustrated with your weight, it’s hard not to get sucked into the promise of a quick fix. Everywhere we look we see promises of instant “solutions” to our most-pressing problems. “Lose 10 pounds in 7 days” “Slim down in just one month” “Get bikini ready for summer with these 10-day cleanse!” Listen. I know how seductive these titles are. They promise quick fixes and fast results. It’s tempting to think the solution to our problem can be resolved in a few days, a week or a month.
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Should You Cut Out Sugar From Your Diet?

Should You Cut Out Sugar From Your Diet?

Have you ever eaten a cupcake, then inhaled another, and could barely stop at a third and thought to yourself, “That’s it. I feel disgusting. I’m addicted to sugar and I’m giving it up completely. I’m never eating processed foods again. They make me feel awful.” (*I’m raising my hand, since I have definitely thought that a million times!) So, what’s the consensus? Should you cut out sugar from your diet? If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know I talk about the diet mentality quite a bit. It’s the Law of Dieting (as I
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Revealed: An Inside Look At My Body Struggles

Revealed: An Inside Look At My Body Struggles

I wrote a post a few months ago called Revealed: An Inside Look At How I Eat  and received a ton of comments and emails about it, with so many woman saying it helped them to see what “normal” eating looks like. I wrote it because I wanted to give a deeper perspective of what a typical day looks like. Because when I was in the throes of dieting/restricting and then overeating/binging, I didn’t have a CLUE as to what it meant to eat normally. So I wanted to do a similar post and go in depth about the body-image
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The 3 Things I Discovered When I Stopped Weighing Myself

The 3 Things I Discovered When I Stopped Weighing Myself

When you’re battling your weight and body image, obsessively weighing yourself can actually do more harm than good in the quest for self-love and acceptance. I know because I used to be a slave to the scale. I weighed myself in the morning, after a big meal, after I worked out, after dinner, after anything really. What I saw on the scale dictated how I felt about myself, where I stood in comparison to others, and whether I was “acceptable” enough to wear certain clothes. My main theme was: The lower the number, the better I somehow was. If I
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