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Is It Okay To Have Some Food Rules (Or Should You Give Yourself Permission?)

Is It Okay To Have Some Food Rules (Or Should You Give Yourself Permission?)

So I talk a lot about giving yourself permission, allowing yourself to eat more freely, and letting go of food rules.  I mean, it’s hard to get out of the “I swear I’m gonna start over tomorrow!” cycle when you have 100 foods on the list of “things I shouldn’t eat”. But how do you balance all the rules and “shoulds” you have in your head with the freedom you truly desire? That is exactly what I’m talking about in today’s blog. From the time we’re little, we are inundated with what’s healthy vs unhealthy, good vs bad. We grow
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The Unexpected Side Effects of Not Dieting (A Must-Watch!)

The Unexpected Side Effects of Not Dieting (A Must-Watch!)

What happens when you stop dieting, let go of controlling every morsel you put into your mouth, and begin to eat more “normally“? In today’s video, I’m diving into the unexpected side effects of not dieting. This is something not many people talk about. And it’s something I wish someone had told me when I first started. Because the more you know about what to expect on this path, the easier it is to keep going when it gets challenging. These unexpected side effects of dieting STILL happen to me often. As I’ve gotten more used to it, it gets easier
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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 Overeating At Night

How To Stop Overeating At Night

Do you get to the end of a “good” day with food and it all seems to go downhill after dinner? That used to be my biggest problem…I’d try SO hard to be good and conscious of what I was eating during the day and then all hell seemed to break loose at night. No matter what I did, I didn’t know how to stop overeating at night! This is one of the biggest struggles I hear from clients, too. So how do you start to “control” your cravings at night so you don’t end up binging? Here are 3
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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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