don’t just take it from me…

If you’ve read my blog before, then you know I talk a whole lot about Intuitive Eating (IE) and Health at Every Size (HAES). Maybe you’ve been introduced to these topics before and put them into practice every day, maybe you’ve only read about them on my blog, or maybe you’ve never heard of them before and just happened to find this post! Wherever you’re at, welcome- I’m so glad you found this blog post (it’s a good one 🙂 )! Read More

I didn’t know I had an eating disorder…

Have you guys ever seen the show, “I didn’t know I was pregnant” on TLC? Have you ever wondered “how in the heck did that person not know they were pregnant until the baby popped out?!” I have too. But as strange of a comparison as it is to make, that’s how I felt about my eating disorder (ED).
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how I deal with weight stigma at the doctors office

DISCLAIMER: IN THIS POST I AM SHARING MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND BELIEFS- I AM NOT A LICENSED NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL. I AM NOT ATTEMPTING TO DIMINISH OR DISCREDIT ANYONE ELSE’S EXPERIENCES OR THOUGHTS. I UNDERSTAND NOT EVERYONE WILL AGREE WITH ME AND THAT’S OK! I’M ALWAYS OPEN TO CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION IN THE COMMENTS, I JUST ASK THAT YOU ARE RESPECTFUL! 🙂 THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS!

Oh the doctor’s office. I don’t know about you guys, but the doctor’s office is not my favorite place. Not because I’m scared of needles, seeing blood, or getting shots – but because of weight stigma.
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my playlist for life

Music is a powerful thing. It’s gotten me through some of the best and worst times of my life. Whether I’ve felt happy, sad, joyful confused, excited, angry, or anything in between, music has been there for me- making the most profound impact on my life. To me, it doesn’t matter what genre of music it is- I love it all (except screamo…my ears can’t take that haha). I love the feeling I get when I connect to a song. Read More

6 gifts to give yourself this holiday season

It’s the holiday season, which means you’re probably being inundated with “gift guides” from all across the internet, but have you ever noticed that gift guides are for everyone in your life…except you? I have good news, this is not a gift guide for other people, this is a gift guide for you! Although I love this time of year and love giving gifts even more, I don’t think we ever really stop and think about the gifts we should give ourselves. Read More

My Intuitive Eating Journey

DISCLAIMER: IN THIS POST I AM SHARING MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES and beliefs- I AM NOT A licensed nutrition PROFESSIONAL. I AM NOT ATTEMPTING TO DIMINISH OR DISCREDIT ANYONE ELSE’S EXPERIENCES OR THOUGHTS. I UNDERSTAND NOT EVERYONE WILL AGREE WITH ME AND THAT’S OK! I’M ALWAYS OPEN TO CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION IN THE COMMENTS, I JUST ASK THAT YOU ARE RESPECTFUL! 🙂 This post may contain affiliate links! 

When I talk to people about Intuitive Eating (IE) they’re always quick to tell me, in one way or another, that “it sounds too good to be true” or that “it’s not for them”- which I can’t fault them for because I used to believe that too. But something we don’t seem to remember is that we’re all born intuitive eaters!
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The Problem with Before and After Photos

Disclaimer: In this post I am sharing my own personal experiences. I am not attempting to diminish or discredit anyone else’s experiences or thoughts. I understand not everyone will agree with me and that’s ok! I’m always open to continuing the conversation in the comments, I just ask that you are respectful! 🙂

Before and afters. We see them all the time on social media. A side-by-side comparison of someone you may or may not know. The caption usually says something about how the person in the “before” photo didn’t have *X,Y,Z*. Then you see the “after” photo and the caption talks about how perfect and wonderful their life is now that they have the *X,Y,Z* they didn’t have before. To me, these types of photos are problematic. Now, bear in mind that when I was in my eating disorder I used to be the person who posted these types of photos weekly, and sometimes even more than once a week (read more about my struggle with an eating disorder and social media here, here and here). So what makes me have such a bone to pick with them?
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Why a Social Media Cleanse Could Do You Some Good

Let’s talk about social media. It can be both a blessing and a curse, both good and evil, and both positive and negative.

In this day and age we spend as much time, if not more time, on social media than we do with actual people. I’m not going to lie, as both a millennial and a full-time social media professional I spend a huge chunk of my time scrolling through social media feeds. I’ll see things that will make me laugh, learn, and smile, but I’ll also run into things that make me upset or trigger my eating disorder (ED) thoughts to surface. When this happens, I’ve had to learn how to deal with it and, for me, that means unfollowing or deleting people I follow.Read More