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 […]

Stop Making Students Worry About The Freshman 15

I was 18 years old and scared out of my mind to go to college. Sure, I knew some people that would be attending the same university as me, but that didn’t take away the fear of living with a random stranger in a tiny, box-like dorm room, and it didn’t ease my mind about […]

3 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

An Introduction I think it’s safe to say that we have all been there. At one time or another, the vast majority of Americans have looked in a mirror and felt concerned about one part of their body, or several. Maybe it was stretch marks, or thunder thighs, or bat wings, or any other number […]

3 Reasons Why Supplements can be Sketchy

An Introduction $35 billion. We collectively spend approximately that much money on dietary supplements each year.1 Another fascinating numerical value? Over 85,000 dietary supplements sit on shelves and appear in advertisements in the United States alone.2 As it turns out, supplements can be sketchy as heck. These figures may make it seem like dietary supplements […]