Summer is an especially challenge time for body image. This post gives tips for getting through this difficult season.
When we are working to improve our body image, there can be a lot of pressure to completely accept our body 100 percent of the time and do so right away. This post talks about how remember that this isn't realistic can be helpful when we feel bombared by messages from people who never seem to struggle.
Summer can be a hard time for body image. In this post, I give some tips for staying comfortable in the summer months.
One of the hardest things many of us face in our journey towards healing food and body image issues is the naysayers around us. So how do we handle those moments where people try to talk us out of abandoning dieting?
Beauty is giving so much importance in our society. Can reducing the importance we place on beauty be helpful in overcoming food and body image issues?
Children are natural intuitive eaters, but how do we continue to foster this in our children in a culture that is steeped in diet mentality.
Many people struggle with not feeling hungry at mealtimes. This post discusses how to manage this in a mindful way.
Anxiety, like many other emotions, impacts our appetite and cravings for various foods. this post talks about how we can deal with our food desires when feeling anxious.
Food guilt is pervasive and hard to deal with. This blog talks about this issues and the importance of not looking at food as a moral issue.
It's easy to get overly focused on our hunger and fullness cues when we are working towards eating more mindfully. This post discusses how we can keep from turning intuitive eating in a "hunger fullness diet".
Triggering situations happen but can be very hard to deal with. This post talks about strategies for managing triggers when they happen.
Binging can leave us feeling uncomfortable, stressed, and with low self esteem. So what can we do after a binge to help us feel better?
Food is culturally a huge part of how we celebrate. So how do we balance that with eating in a mindful way?
As mainstream culture is increasingly catching onto body positivity, it has become increasingly difficult to recognize a diet as a diet. In this post, I discuss my personal experience with dieting in disguise and how we can avoid getting caught in this trap.
When we struggle with perfectionism, the desire to be perfect seeps into everything we do, including our relationship with food. This blog post discusses how perfectionism can cause problems when we are learning to eat intuitively.
It can be tempting to still engage in some dieting behaviors, including tracking calories, points, etc., while working towards eating intuitively. Can we do those things and eat intuitively at the same time?
Can we consider nutrition while eating intuitively and if so what does that look like? This blog post discussed what it means to lightly hold and use our knowledge about nutrition while eating intuitively.
Valentine's Day can be a hard day to truly eat intuitively. In this post, I talk about the challenges that come up with eating today, as well as how we can manage the temptation to eat sugar without actually craving it on days like today.
What fat phobia in the media looks like and how the comments made about Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance exemplify fat phobia.
How do we deal with diet thoughts? What tends to trigger them. I discuss what tends to cause diet thoughts and strategies for managing them.