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Body Beliefs

“But If I Accept My Body, It Means I’m Giving Up!”

“But If I Accept My Body, It Means I’m Giving Up!”

Every single woman I work with is afraid to accept her body. (And I was terrified to accept my body for a long, long, long time). We have this belief that if we accept our bodies, it means that we’ll never lose weight and we’re giving up on ourselves. It took me years to stop despising my body, so I want to save you endless months of grief and turmoil by dispelling this belief. Accepting your body doesn’t mean you’re giving up. Giving up on what? Criticizing yourself until you feel like such a worthless piece of crap that you fall
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Are You Constantly Trying to Hide Your Body?

Are You Constantly Trying to Hide Your Body?

Summer is coming. And if you’re anything like I was (and still am sometimes!), the thought of wearing shorts and tank tops sends you into a panic. (Or you avoid it altogether and refuse to bare any skin at all…) Are you constantly trying to hide your body? Do you always look for ways you can disguise, camouflage or cover those parts of yourself that you hate? Then read on, my dear, because this article is for you 🙂 I’ve been in a relationship with my significant other for about 4 years and realized the other day that for the past few
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What We Need To Teach Our Daughters About Body Image

What We Need To Teach Our Daughters About Body Image

I don’t have a daughter yet. However, I do have two beautiful nieces (pictured below…love them to pieces!), and the older one—at the young age of 5—is already conscious of her body and size. It pains me to think that, today, little girls have to deal with body shaming and pressure to conform to society’s skewed standards. As mothers and women, it’s our responsibility to teach the next generation of girls to feel empowered by who they are. We’ve got to teach our daughters to show up in the world confident, regardless of the shape or size of their bodies.
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So You’ve Gained Weight. Now What?

Despite your best intentions of trying to diet and keep weight off, you’ve gained weight. Now what? Gaining weight can feel terrifying. We feel out of control and miserable. We’re afraid we’ll be judged, people will notice we’ve gained weight, and we’ll be known as the “fat” person. We feel like our self-worth is diminished, we won’t be accepted, and others will think we’ve let ourselves go. Weight gain is synonymous with misery and self-hate. We fight ourselves, kicking and screaming, desperately trying to claw our way back to the size we were before.   So let’s say you have gained weight.
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The 3 Things I’ve Learned About Self-Acceptance

The 3 Things I’ve Learned About Self-Acceptance

Acceptance is a huge topic. One that I could spend hours and hours talking about (and one almost every women I know struggles with). Having been on the journey to accept myself for over 15 years, here are the 3 things I’ve learned about self-acceptance: It’s a choice you make every day. Accepting yourself-whether that’s your body, your fiery temper, your tendency to shut down when things get emotional, your crazy, frizzy hair, or anything else about you-is a choice you make again and again and again. Despite how much we want to just accept ourselves and then “be done”,
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Do You Want To Lose Weight More Than Anything?

Do You Want To Lose Weight More Than Anything?

Almost every single woman I work with tells me the same thing… I just can’t be happy with myself until I lose the weight I’ve gained. I feel so disgusting in my body and I know losing weight will make me feel more comfortable. I hate what I see in the mirror and I just want to be the size I was two years ago.   This desperation to lose weight can become an obsession: thinking that when we’re smaller, when we lose weight, when we fit into the smaller jeans size…THAT’S when we will finally love, accept and like
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