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How Do You Accept Your Body When You Don’t Like What You See?

How Do You Accept Your Body When You Don’t Like What You See?

A part of the journey towards being “normal” around food is learning to accept yourself. But how do you accept your body when you don’t like what you see?! That is exactly what I’m talking about in today’s blog. I got an email the other day that said: “I am done with dieting. Dieting, food programs, and strict eating rules are something I’m really working to put behind me.  I simply cannot count, obsess or think about food anymore. BUT I also can’t accept my body. I just can’t accept where I am because I don’t LIKE where I am.
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Why Your Natural Weight Isn’t What You Think It Is

Why Your Natural Weight Isn’t What You Think It Is

What is your natural weight and how do you “get” there? This is something I battled for a long time. I knew I didn’t want to diet or go on an extreme food regime, but I also wanted to get to my “natural weight” (aka the weight I thought my body should be at). I spent years being in one place (at one weight) and wishing I could be somewhere else (at another weight). It caused me so much suffering and pain because I resisted, struggled against and battled my body. What if I told you that your natural weight
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How Do You Actually Accept Your Body?

How Do You Actually Accept Your Body?

We’ve been having a lot of discussion lately in The Normal Eater’s Club around body acceptance.  And some of the ladies have been asking, “but HOW do you actually accept your body?!” We know we’re supposed to work on body acceptance if we want to make peace with ourselves and be sane around food. But the question then becomes…HOW? The first step is beginning to change our beliefs. We live in a society that is body-centric. We are told how to look and what size we need to be to be enough. (And yes, there have been incredible body positive movements
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How To Stop Wishing You Were Thinner All The Time

How To Stop Wishing You Were Thinner All The Time

I spent probably 20 years of my life wishing I was thinner. But no matter how much weight I lost or gained, I still never thought my body looked “right”. I always wanted to change it or “fix” it, so that I would look different than how I was. So much of my mental energy and thoughts  over the years have been consumed with thinking about my body and wanting to be thinner. It’s like we fantasize about when we will be thinner. It becomes the promise of a new life… When I’m thinner, I’ll start dating. When I lose weight, I’ll
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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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