Let’s make meal prep about convenience, not calories

Meal prep can minimize the daily “aw hell, what’s for lunch today” in your everyday life. And you can save money, too!!! But please, for the love of sanity, stop making it a diet plan. If you’re dutifully packing rows of Tupperware so you can stay “on track,” “control your portions,” and “resist temptation” throughout…

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”…

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…

It is not your job to fit the jeans

The jeans are supposed to fit you. They have one job. You pay them for it. And if they don’t do the job, FIRE THEM. Get new ones. Don’t read into it. Don’t stress about it. It isn’t worth another moment of your precious life. When a pair of jeans doesn’t fit you, it is…

What exactly does it mean to be “on track”?

Because it sounds suspiciously like a diet to me. Do you ever feel like you’ve fallen off track? Like you need to get back on track? When you dig deeper into those feelings…do they alllll lead back to food? That’s a pretty serious warning sign that you are limiting your food intake and feeling guilty…