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…

If you feel like you’re gonna binge, throw yourself a party

A binge is not a binge if you give yourself permission; then it’s just eating. And begrudging permission won’t cut it; it must be unrestricted, guilt-free, no-strings-attached. But…what the heck does that even feel like? If you’ve spent years feeling unimaginable guilt every time you even think about food, you may have to work to…

It’s a beautiful day to start a journey

It’s June. The sixth month. The halfway point. How’s the year going? Good? Okay? Off the rails? It’s the perfect time to check in with yourself about food and body issues — what’s working for you, what isn’t, what deserves more time, and what doesn’t deserve another second. Has a well-intentioned effort to “eat healthy”…

Intuitive eating is a trust fall

I know it sounds crazy. It sounds like it’ll NEVER work. But you can’t do it halfway, or half the time, or half-heartedly. Intuitive eating demands a lot — but if you let yourself fall, it will change your life.  Think about how a trust fall works: Your partner is right there behind you, ready…

Six-month reset: Before and after

In the diet world, before and afters are all about how you look. This one is different: it’s about how you feel. A healthy relationship with food isn’t just about what you’re eating; it’s about what you’re thinking and feeling while you’re eating. And the spectacular thing about food sanity is that it silences all the noise…

How saying yes changed my life

Diets create a life of no. “No I can’t have that. No I’m not allowed. No I don’t deserve that.” But YOU have the power to start saying yes instead. For me, it all started with a breakup. A brutal, rug-out-from-under-me dumping.  I thought we were about to move in together; I learned that actually the whole relationship had…