How can you stop binge eating in one day?

Eating vs. binge eating. How can they feel so incredibly different? Both involve consuming food. Both are driven by the same state of need: hunger. Both are irrevocably complicated by the messages of diet culture. So let’s get back to basics. At a core level, eating is defined by the action: “I am consuming food. When…

My body is not a topic

I can’t believe how much body and diet talk I hear every single day — at my job. Politics are inappropriate because they are so divisive, but trashing our bodies? Yes please, lots of that. We can all agree on hating our bodies. Gross. The billion-dollar diet industry has made bodies, especially female bodies, a…

Eating is not a privilege. But movement is.

“I work out so I can keep eating burgers and pizza.” Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard something like this. Raise both hands if you’ve ever said this. Both hands up over here. This was my rallying cry back in the day. I said it proudly and unprompted whenever I ate something “naughty.” I…

Six months — and then what?

So you finished your six-month reset. a.) CONGRATS!!! You are freaking awesome and I am so happy for you. b.) What’s next? Well…it’s time to move into Phase 2, aka the rest of your life. It’s time to live your life without an eating plan. How freeing! But also: terrifying. That’s what so seductive about dieting:…

You’re still you

I wrote a post recently about how different life is before and after a six-month reset. But some things stay with you. I’m still me. You’ll still be you. I don’t view them as weaknesses per se, because I don’t like that connotation, but I can see in retrospect how some of my innate qualities…

The ONE problem with intuitive eating

Cavities. It’s the cavities, y’all. I just got three fillings at the dentist. Threeeeeee! And my old fillings are starting to need fancy new fillings. And man oh man, fancy fillings get expensive. Why do I get so many cavities? I’ve always thought of myself as a dental hygiene superstar. I preach nightly flossing to…