The Body Mass Index: Unhelpful at Best, Harmful at Worst

Most of us possess at least a bit of familiarity with the famous, or infamous, body mass index. Maybe you learned about it in physical education or health class, or maybe you have seen it on your medical chart after visiting the doctor’s office. Either way, a good majority of people have been acquainted with […]

Food Morality: Labeling Foods as “Good” or “Bad” is a Dangerous Way to Think

When people find out that I hold the title of registered dietitian, they usually proceed in one of three ways. One, they ask me to make them a meal plan. Two, they want me to explain which foods are “best”. Or three, they tell me that they probably shouldn’t be “bad” and eat dessert in […]

“When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny”: A Deep Dive

One little known fact about me is that a love a good poem, especially when delivered by the poet themselves. You can hear the heart and soul put into the work, and it cuts much deeper than reading a poem on my own. I can spend hours watching poetry on Youtube, each poem giving me […]

Big Tech, Social Media, and Disordered Eating

An Introduction It’s 3am, and you find yourself deep in a Youtube, Instagram, or other application’s rabbit hole. If you’re lucky, you ended up watching hours of funny Vine compilations or cute cat videos. Others may instead stumble upon darker corners of the internet, where conspiracy theories and dangerous ideologies run wild. Maybe, if you […]

Disparities in Eating Disorder Diagnoses and Treatment

Eating disorders are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat. Sadly, it is estimated that up to 45% of people with eating disorders never receive treatment.1 Some people live nearly their entire lives with an eating disorder that slips detection by a doctor, friend, or family member. Or, loved ones do approach them about their eating […]

Stop Using Appetite Suppression Techniques

An Introduction “How to reduce appetite”, “how to stop eating so much”, “how to stop feeling hungry”. Have you ever searched for the answers to these questions before? I sure have. I typed these inquiries into Google because I had a very specific body type I was striving for, and it felt like practicing restraint […]

The Word of the Year: Enough

Once again, welcome to 2021! If you tuned in to last week’s post, you have hopefully selected a New Year’s Resolution that does not focus on how your body looks or a certain number on a scale. Instead, I sincerely hope that you were able to shift your focus to a body positive/neutral goal, a […]

Diet Culture and New Year’s Resolutions

Introduction Hello and happy New Year! I love New Years because I like a fresh start. I enjoy wondering what the upcoming year will bring, and it’s interesting to speculate about all that could happen around the world and in my own life. With each new year, I also typically set a New Year’s resolution […]

Navigating the Holidays With Intuitive Eating

Depending upon your personal situation, the holidays can be a wonderful, relaxing time with family and friends, or they can be stressful, full of drama, and exhausting. This year’s holiday season will be different thanks to the global pandemic, but many people still plan to get together either in person or virtually with family and […]

What is the Difference Between Mindful Eating and Intuitive Eating?

An Introduction Since starting this blog, I have had a blast connecting with people who read my posts and those who follow me on social media. I have heard incredible stories of people triumphing over disordered eating, body image issues, and diet culture as a whole. Another part of this whole thing called The Diabolical […]