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Are You Convinced You Love Food Too Much?

So often in our weight struggles, we’re going to battle with food. We think we love food and convince ourselves that this food obsession is our biggest problem…that we just love Reese’s Cups, brownies, and ice cream waaaaay too much. We tell ourselves that if we could just stop being so obsessed with food, our problems would be solved. We’d stop eating that 5th piece of cake and not ever have that internal battle around dessert after dinner. (Sound familiar? And yes, when I was knee-deep in my binge episodes, I desperately wanted to stop loving food so much) But what if this
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Feeling Guilty About What You Ate?

Feeling Guilty About What You Ate?

If you’re feeling guilty about what you ate (or still feeling guilty from something you ate 3 days ago!), you’re not alone.  Guilt comes up A LOT with the woman I talk to. Guilt over eating 6 too many cookies. Guilt over having a third bowl of ice cream when you promised yourself you wouldn’t. Guilt over not going to the gym when you said you would. So much guilt in this whole mess! It’s a tricky emotion that guilt. It’s a hard one to work through because it’s often tied in with so many other emotions…hating your body, feeling
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It’s Not WHAT You Eat That Matters

It’s Not WHAT You Eat That Matters

I know we get “proper” nutrition drilled into our heads  at a very young age. Carrots are good for you. Donuts are not. Kale is healthy. Doritos are not. Tomatoes are chock full of vitamins. Double stuffed Oreos are not. And then when we are old enough to know what’s “good for us” and what isn’t, it gets even more confusing. Because there are studies that say you need to drink diet soda instead of regular because it’s “better” for you, brown rice instead of white because it’s healthier, almond milk instead of cow’s milk because it has fewer chemicals, and
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The 3 Secrets Normal Eaters Know

The 3 Secrets Normal Eaters Know

You know the person I’m talking about…the one who can go away on a vacation and come back the same size, the one who passes on the 2nd piece of cake, and the one who can say “no thanks, I don’t want a cookie right now”. Most likely, this is the person you dream of being! Yes, it’s the “normal eater”. What do they know that you don’t? Well…that’s exactly what we’re talking about on today’s blog. Normal eaters used to be like scientific experiments for me. I “studied” them because dammit, I wanted to figure out how to not
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When Eating What You Want Isn’t Working

When Eating What You Want Isn’t Working

I know I talk a lot about letting go of dieting and eating for satisfaction.  And I’m all about learning the whole “eat intuitively” and trying to figure out how to listen to what your body really needs and wants. But what happens when eating what you want just isn’t working?  Let’s say you’ve finally decided to quit dieting and adopt this more holistic approach to eating. You go to a party and promise yourself you won’t restrict, you’ll eat what you want like a “normal” human, and enjoy the event. And then when you get there, what you want
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Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons on Overcoming Disordered Eating

For a good twelve years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously loathed myself and desperately desired to be skinnier, while also compulsively binging until I couldn’t move. For months I would restrict. I’d eat some fruit for breakfast, green peppers and ranch dressing for lunch, and a few bites of whatever was in my fridge for dinner. I was also hooked on diet pills and exercised until I worked off every single calorie I had eaten (which was not much). And then, because no
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