I thought dieting would make me feel healthier. I thought over-exercising at the gym would finally make me feel good in my own body. I thought counting calories and timing meals was what everyone should be doing. I didn’t understand how people could be healthy without food rules or rigorous exercise habits.Read More
When I was on a diet, I thought I was simply living a healthy lifestyle. At the time, I did not think the food rules I was following were harming my physical and mental health. I felt strong and empowered when I would refuse a treat at the office or would pass on cake and ice cream at someone’s birthday party. I remember thinking to myself, “Wow all these people are harming their bodies, but I am choosing to take care of mine.”Read More
Diets have too many rules that are not sustainable over a long period of time. I understand that following a specific diet may help you lose weight and/or help you feel healthier, but one day you are going to want to break the rules.Read More
When I see specific diets claiming "food freedom", I cannot help but laugh. I don't understand how a diet can guarantee you food freedom when there are so many rules surrounding your food choices. Dieting and food freedom can never go together and here is why.Read More
I've been hearing from various people that they are trying to live a healthier lifestyle but are trying to change what motivates them. These people do not want their motivator to be having a "bikini body". They are searching for a better reason but do not know how to get rid of this mindset around appearance.
As an anti-dieter and an advocate for body positivity, I love helping people with these types of challenges. My main motivator during my early 20's was to have the bikini body and that left me feeling unworthy and lonely.Read More