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Are You Sneaking Food? Here’s What To Do

Are You Sneaking Food? Here’s What To Do

Do you find yourself waiting for the moment your significant other leaves the room so you can sneak some of those cookies when he/she isn’t looking? Or counting down the seconds when you drop your kids off at school so you can hit up the Dunkin Donuts drive-through to get that 1/2 dozen donuts you’ve been fantasizing about? Are you sneaking food more than you’d like to admit? In my binge-years, I used to wait until no one was in the house to raid the pantry and binge. Spoon after spoon of ice cream, then the candy jar, then the last
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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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How To Stop Emotional Eating

How To Stop Emotional Eating

Do you know you eat emotionally, but can’t quite seem to stop? A part of letting go of emotionally eating is understanding what the process looks like AND what to do to replace food with another coping mechanism. We don’t just make ourselves stop overeating when we are emotional (that’s just another rule we force upon ourselves…and we all know what happens when we make ourselves follow a rule: we want to BREAK IT!). We learn how to replace food with another habit that better serves us.  The world of emotions can be confusing, intense and intimidating at first. I
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What Does Eating “Healthy” Actually Mean? Find Out Here

What Does Eating “Healthy” Actually Mean? Find Out Here

Ever wonder what eating healthy actually means? (I never thought about it for many years, as I was just caught up in trying to follow rules and plans and diets). So many times, we have this cookie cutter image of being healthy. We think kale smoothies, fresh juices, lean proteins with salad and 45 minutes of cardio every day. We tend to think of health as the picture perfect woman on the cover of Women’s Health (you know, smiling happily in her skimpy shorts and sports bra, showing off her toned abs). But what does eating healthy actually mean?  And
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How Much Should You Be Exercising?

How Much Should You Be Exercising?

Like all things food and weight loss related, every time you google something about exercise, there are a thousand different schools of thought about what you should do. Here is some of the advice I’ve heard: Exercise 30 minutes a day 5 times a week Exercise 12 minutes 4-5 times a week if it’s HIIT (high intensity interval training) Exercise 60 minutes a day 3-4 times a week So…how much should you be exercising? Before we get into the nitty gritty of this question, I want to share a bit of my own exercise history (because I’m at sort of a
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Why I Threw Out Everything I Knew About Nutrition

Why I Threw Out Everything I Knew About Nutrition

I used to know everything about nutrition. I knew the calories in 95 percent of the items at the grocery store, which foods had the most omega-3s, what a plant-based diet did for the body, how food combining helped digestion improve, and which foods had the lowest fat content and fewest calories. I spent two years in a graduate program, studying nutrition and spending most of my spare time absorbing as much information as I could about plant-based health, nutrition content, minerals/vitamins, food-related diseases, and a healthy diet. At the same time, I was also knee-deep in battling disordered eating.
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