5 intuitive eating tricks for Halloween treats

When you’re stuck in the binge-restrict cycle, there’s nothing scarier than a Halloween-sized bag of candy. YIKES! But you got this! If you like the candy, then eat the candy. If you don’t like the candy, then don’t eat the candy. It’s that easy! …okay, it’s not that easy. It’s actually really complicated, because we’ve…

Surprise! Not all cupcakes are delicious.

This was the craziest thing I came to realize during my six-month reset. All those trigger foods I was so afraid of? Some of them aren’t even that good! Just because I like cupcakes doesn’t mean I like all of them. Some cupcakes are just not delicious. Some are dry and tasteless and kinda gross….

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…

What is emotional eating?

Since the phrase “emotional eating” entered the lexicon in the 1980s, diet culture has been exploiting it. Our diet-obsessed society equates hunger with feelings, and we are taught to resist, suppress, and stigmatize it accordingly. While deep emotional wounds are certainly at the heart of some eating disorders, “emotional eating” should not be automatically assumed as…

When all you can think about is food, you’re probably hungry

Do you ever have a day when you’re just living your life, minding your own business, trying to eat intuitively, when suddenly you get hungry…like REAL hungry. Okay, fine. So you eat the lunch you packed, but you’re still hungry. Fine. So you eat the snack you packed, and you’re still hungry. What is going on?…

Sneaky little diet triggers

It’s not easy to detox your life of diet culture. Even after you’ve stopped counting calories and weighing in, you might be surprised at the diet detritus lingering around. If you are still feeling guilt about who you are, how you look, or how you’re living your life, it’s time to dig a little deeper and…

5 mantras to make it through the holidays

The holidays are a fraught time of year for anyone with food issues. Are you worrying about facing your fear foods? Wondering how to stay “on track”? Afraid that if you start eating you won’t be able to stop? It doesn’t have to be this way. There is a cure for binge eating, and it…

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…