Category: Anti-Diet Culture

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Holiday Survival for Disordered Eaters*

*When you are in recovery or trying to eat for wellness This time of year, advertisements of snowy streets and families coming together laughing eating, and making merry abound. Presents being handed back and forth, faces of pure delight, and picture-perfect families and friends greeting each other with joy and true happiness. There are also just as many campaigns with thin, fit, people dashing … Read More Holiday Survival for Disordered Eaters*

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What Are You Hungry For?

Eating That Doesn’t Satisfy Many suffer from what is known as emotional or binge eating. They differ in specific triggers or how they became habit, but the commonalities in them make it possible to take them together here in this post. In these conditions food is eaten for soothing, pleasure, or as a distraction from uncomfortable feelings or situations instead of for sustenance as … Read More What Are You Hungry For?

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Eating I.Q.: Why You Eat When You Are Not Hungry

Do you wait until you feel an aching in your stomach before firing up the grill and cooking dinner and then eat until you are ready to burst? Do you turn to food as a coping mechanism when you feel emotionally overwhelmed? Does chocolate cake or a pizza slice make you feel happy and like you’re on top of the world? Self-awareness is crucial … Read More Eating I.Q.: Why You Eat When You Are Not Hungry

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All Heroes Have an Origin Story

In the Beginning I was working in non-profit management and asked for a raise. They said no. I gave my notice. I had a month to figure out how I was going to take my side hustle to a full time business. The next few weeks I spent convincing myself I was not crazy so I got a business coach and promised my husband … Read More All Heroes Have an Origin Story

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Mindful Eating 101: Fall into the Right Mindset

Have you been struggling with a negative or lack mindset? Do you have a hard time balancing your moods, or you don’t understand why you can’t seem to focus? These are all common signs of needing a shift in your mindset and luckily, I’m here to help you with that. The fall season is an excellent time to start shifting your mindset and developing … Read More Mindful Eating 101: Fall into the Right Mindset

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In Case of Cravings, Try Mindful Eating

Hands up if you’ve tried pretty much everything to kiss goodbye to cravings and had no luck whatsoever? With mindful eating, you don’t need to spend heaps of time and energy on crushing your cravings completely. The Mouth Wants What the Mind Misses Telling yourself that you absolutely can’t have a particular food can work against you in the long term. Think of it … Read More In Case of Cravings, Try Mindful Eating

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Well, Summer is Almost Here!

I live in Texas. So, yeah. Summers with Satan are a’coming. It is still spring because the Earth has not fully tilted toward the Sun yet but here were are a balmy 90 degrees (the humidity keeping the temps from reaching triple digits) with the solar system’s promise of more heat to come! What I have come to appreciate, though, is the long growing … Read More Well, Summer is Almost Here!

Racism and its Role in the Health Crisis

April 7th is observed as World Health Day. The following statement was taken from the World Health Organization website: On World Health Day, 7 April 2021, we will be inviting you to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world. We’ll be posting more details here shortly, but here’s why we’re doing this: Our world is an unequal one.As COVID-19 has highlighted, … Read More Racism and its Role in the Health Crisis

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Step it Up this Spring

Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is here on Saturday, March 20. The seasonal changes brings on increasing amounts of sunlight (read: allergies) and weather that calls you to the outside (read: stock up on elderberry syrup and Benadryl!) For me, just like it’s opposite Fall, I most enjoy walking. Walking might be the simplest, most enjoyable form of joyful movement, second only to dancing! It’s … Read More Step it Up this Spring

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Don’t Sit Through Spring

In Texas, Spring break is next week! It has been a rough year (I see a trend!) and it is all to easy to simply “veg out”. While rest and relaxation are important components of health, consider the benefits of spending time in nature and joyful movement as well. Recent studies by the American Heart Association find that the amount of time Americans spend … Read More Don’t Sit Through Spring

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Morning Moves For The Win

I am certain that by now, the above image doesn’t represent any of you! I will admit, I don’t like working out in the morning. The science is out on whether or not it really makes a difference. For me, my mind is firing and I need to do brain work then. I like evenings, when everything is done and I can throw my … Read More Morning Moves For The Win

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Living in a culture so distracted by the thin/fit/cis/white/able-bodied ideal leads many to a disconnected relationship with the body, instead of one of reverence,” @benourished (Instagram). When I read this post, I immediately replayed tons of comments about holiday weight gain, not enjoying favorite dishes, or eating quantities of comfort foods that would starve a bird. I get it. In my full-time career I … Read More Eat, Drink, and Be Merry