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Can You Still Be Free With Food If You Have A Dietary Restriction?

Can You Still Be Free With Food If You Have A Dietary Restriction?

Here’s the catch 22 in the diet world: you’re working diligently on being “normal” around food but you have some sort of food restriction, allergy, intolerance or preference for being vegetarian or vegan. The question is… Can you still be free with food if you have a dietary restriction?  It seems counter intuitive; if you have something you can’t (or won’t) eat, how is it really possible to feel normal or free around food? You’re vegan so you can’t eat fish, animal products, diary or meat. You’re vegetarian so you don’t eat anything from an animal. You have a gluten sensitivity
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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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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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How To Trust Yourself Around Food

How To Trust Yourself Around Food

When we first realize that dieting doesn’t work, learning how to listen to our body can be terrifying. So, how do you start to trust yourself around food? How do you take all of the years spent NOT listening to your body and learn to trust yourself again? Find out in today’s video! Trust is a big part of feeling free around food. We typically begin dieting because we don’t trust ourselves…we think that if left to our own devices, we’ll spiral out of control and gain 100 pounds. I’m here to debunk this myth and tell you that you CAN
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How To Not Binge On Easter Candy

How To Not Binge On Easter Candy

When it comes to feeling confident in our eating, we all know that special events and holidays can be super challenging! Since Easter is this week, I wanted to do a special post on “How To Not Binge On Easter Candy”. You can use this as a reminder for any holiday, but I know for me, Easter was always really really tough. I had some of my worst binges on or after Easter, so I hope this helps you stay sane and eat “normally” on whatever holiday you’re celebrating! (And remember, “normal” eaters DO occasionally eat too much or have
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How Do You Not Diet If You Have Weight To Lose?

How Do You Not Diet If You Have Weight To Lose?

If you follow my blog and know what I teach, you know that I do not “sell” weight loss. I am not a fan of “before and after” photos (read one of my most popular blog posts on that here), I don’t advocate clean eating, I never prescribe certain foods/plans, and I promote body acceptance (instead of reaching a goal weight and then accepting your body). BUT, the reason we diet in the first place is because typically, we aren’t happy with our bodies and we want to lose weight!  So how then do we approach this whole “not dieting”
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