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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Implement Intuitive Eating in Your Everyday Life

An Introduction Welcome back to another exciting week of discussing intuitive eating! If you haven’t yet read What is Intuitive Eating?, head on over there and join us when you’re done to get a better understanding of what it is, how it can benefit us, and more. We’ll wait! Now that we all have an […]

What is Intuitive Eating? Your Guide to a New Way of Eating

An Introduction You have probably at least heard whispers of the phrase “intuitive eating”. It gets thrown around on social media, news outlets, and other mediums in such a conflicting manner that it can seem difficult to decipher what intuitive eating actually means. That feels so frustrating, especially since intuitive eating is supposed simplify our […]

Think About These Things Instead of Diets and Exercise

An Introduction: Calvin: If everyone looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. Hobbes: How so? Calvin: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day. Hobbes: We spent our day looking under rocks at the creek. Calvin: I […]

Weight Loss Reality TV Hurts Contestants and Viewers

From 2004-2016, the show The Biggest Loser aired on NBC. I was definitely aware of this show as it aired, but I was busy watching SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, and other wonderful programming instead.

The Minnesota Starvation Experiment and Diet Culture

I miss the good old days where research ethics weren’t so stringent, and we could run experiments more freely to learn about psychology and physiology. Think of all the cool stuff we could study if “human rights” didn’t stand in the way. I kid- thank goodness for research ethics, but they do prevent lots of […]

Be The Person You Needed When You Were Younger

An Introduction I feel so grateful and lucky to have grown up in a two-parent household that always had enough to eat and provided me with education in academics and life. At the same time, I could have really benefitted from someone teaching me how to not feel guilt or shame while eating “bad” foods, […]

Break Free From Your Inner Bully

I love jokes, comedy, and humor. Dad jokes are my number one choice of wisecracks. Those are my favorite because they’re light-hearted, and they usually don’t come at anyone’s expense. I actually just heard a really funny one the other day, here it goes: