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

6 Tips for Finding The Right Mental Health Professional For You

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been in therapy for the majority of my life. Because of that, I’ve experienced my fair share of mental health professionals and have picked up some tips and tricks on how to find the best professional for me! I understand that talking about mental health is very taboo in our society, but I would like to break down that barrier and start important conversations like this one. I’ve experienced the frantic panic of not knowing where to begin when it comes to searching for a mental health professional, so I’ve put together these 6 tips to make the process less stressful for you! Read More

An Open Letter to My Scale

I wrote this letter in February of 2017 while reading Rebecca Scritchfield‘s book “Body Kindness” . In the beginning of the book she lists the steps of the “Body Kindness Cleanse” (the only cleanse you will ever see me doing). The first step she lists in this cleanse is to “break up with your scale”. In my mind, I had already broken up with my scale as, at that point, I hadn’t weighed myself in 9 months, but Rebecca instructed readers to write a letter to their scales- I hesitantly accepted her writing exercise. Read More

3 Things You Need To Know About Me

Stop right there! Have you read my about me page yet? If not, I suggest checking that out first so you can get a little background about who I am before diving into this post.

I went back and forth with what I wanted to write my first official blog post about, but I finally decided on this one. I’m not going to lie, I felt like I was writing an online dating profile of sorts when I outlined and drafted this post. So that’s what I went with as I wrote it, I acted as if I was writing a dating profile for you, my readers. I’ve summarized the 3 things I think you need to know if we’re going to make this whole blog writer and blog reader relationship work. So let’s get into it- Read More