The greatest trick the devil ever pulled…

…was convincing the world that diets = control. Bull. Shit. I can sum up *actual* control in one sentence: “I can eat whatever I want whenever I want it.” That’s it. 10 words, infinite possibilities. On the contrary, the life of a dieter is based on a million arbitrary parameters and variables and endless opportunities for disappointment and…

Let’s talk about homeostasis

And let’s stop trying to fight it. The human body is all about maintaining equilibrium — homeostasis. When we’re hot, we sweat. When we’re cold, we shiver. These subconscious reactions help the body adjust to sub-optimal conditions, but then your conscious self jumps in to help, too. You make a conscious choice to go in…

No one can tell you what makes you feel full

I can’t believe we need to say this out loud. But I’ll say it again, in case you need to hear it: No one can tell you what makes you feel full. No nutritionist can tell you what makes you feel full. No nutrition panel can tell you what makes you feel full. Only your…

“Everything in moderation” is not helpful

Oh how I hate that old chestnut. Theoretically, “everything in moderation” makes perfect sense. But in reality, it sends some very unhelpful, unhealthy signals. Moderation implies that you are a moderator. That line of thinking: Puts you on the slippery slope of arbitrary counting (“I can eat 10 gummy bears every day….actually though wouldn’t 9 be better? Well…

On Independence Day

To the people out there who fear food. Who saved their calories for this day. Who dread the picnics and the barbecues and the potato salad and the pie. Who have their July 5 workouts planned out to burn it all off. I want you to know that this is not how life has to…

How it works: Phase 1

Like any good diet (jk, all diets are terrible), Six Months to Sanity comes in two phases. Are you ready? Let’s get started… PHASE 1: Just Eat It. This is the “six” part of the 6M2S plan. For six delightful months, you’ll give yourself full, reckless permission to freefall into all the food in all the world. Nothing…