What is diet culture?

When you’re surrounded by diet culture, it can be hard to see what’s right in front of you. In light of NEDA’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I want to talk a bit about the words and actions that perpetuate diet culture every day. It’s not enough to discuss eating disorder symptoms and prevalence and call it…

Binge eating is a symptom

Binge eating is not a choice, or a reflection of willpower. But it’s not the real problem, either; it’s merely a symptom. In order to stop binge eating, you must dig deeper and address the underlying root of the issue: hunger. I know it’s hard to believe that hunger could have anything to do with…

What does “kinda full” feel like?

The only full I ever really knew was “so full I’m gonna die” full. But intuitive eating lets you experience another kind of full: kinda full. “Kinda full” is magic. This simple little feeling was one of the most empowering things I’d ever felt. For so many years before, I could never stop my eating, even…

When you don’t know where to start, start with your words

Break free of the diet mentality with some simple ways to change your self-talk. At its heart, intuitive eating boils down to one thing: a change in perspective. So how do you make that happen? It all begins with your thoughts, which become your words, which become your actions, which become your habits. Here’s how you can get…

Food insanity turns good advice into bad advice

Water, tea, broccoli…I’ve used them all to advance my eating disorder. Have you? There’s a helluva lot of health advice out there, and some of it is even pretty good. Drinking lots of water, for instance — I bet a lot of people are chronically under-hydrated. But when you restrict your food intake and activate that part of…

When to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner

A handy, personalized guide that works every time. What and when you should eat is a much-debated topic among dieters, and it seems like everyone has a different answer! This can get pretty confusing, so I put together a simple reference guide to help you answer these questions the right way, every time. Happy eating, everyone!