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 […]

Diet Pills: High Risk, Low Reward

An Introduction Picture this: you could swallow a pill that would help you lose weight, prevent diabetes, heart disease, and cancers. It would help you balance out your hormones, and it would make you happy, confident, and finally feel worthy of love. That would just be the bees knees, wouldn’t it? Many people turn to […]

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Impact Disordered Eating

If you have seen the amazing TV show Fargo, based on the movie of the same title, you may associate the term “aces” with beloved/hated antagonist Lorne Malvo. If you have not seen the amazing TV show Fargo, you should check it out on Hulu as soon as possible, because it is a dramatic masterpiece. […]

Part 2 of Youth Sports: Toxic or Transformative?

Welcome to part 2 of our discussion on youth sports and how they relate to diet culture. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, definitely start there, and come on back when you’re done. Last week, I did a fair amount of bashing when it comes to youth sports. These are thoughts and feelings I […]

Youth Sports: Toxic or Transformative? Part 1

An Introduction When asked about their youth sports experiences, many people will report nothing but good things. Some will say they always had great experiences, and that sports molded them into resilient, respectful, and resourceful individuals. Others, will say youth sports destroyed their confidence, body image, and overall well-being. Most people lie somewhere in the […]

What is Orthorexia, and How Can I Overcome It?

An Introduction When I first heard the term “orthorexia”, I felt confused. I knew the suffix ‘orexia’ meant appetite, and I always associated the prefix ‘ortho’ with orthodontist. Could this be a condition where people can’t eat because of tooth and jaw problems? Well, after doing a bit more digging, I found that this was […]

Weddings and Body Image: A Letter To Everyone Involved

An Introduction Ah, weddings. They’re a beautiful celebration of love and a lifelong commitment. I truly do love weddings- I have cried at most of the ones I have attended, even if I’m not super close to the people actually getting married. There is just something about the ceremony and the vows that gets me […]