It's Called a Diet, Not a Healthy Lifestyle

It's Called a Diet, Not a Healthy Lifestyle

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.”

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The Root of the Problem

The Root of the Problem

When I was trying to eat as “clean” as possible in my early twenties, I thought I was being healthy. I was proud of myself for staying away from “bad” foods and only eating whole foods. I was proud of myself for spending hours in the kitchen and hours at the gym because I thought I was taking care of myself in the best way possible.

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3 Steps to Food Peace This Holiday Season

3 Steps to Food Peace This Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season and unfortunately, this time of year can bring up loads of food anxiety for those who struggle with owning their food choices. The thought of all the “bad” food that will be in front of you during the holidays can make you feel 1) like throwing in the towel and eating “bad” 24/7 or 2) like you need to heavily restrict and/or overwork yourself at the gym until the holidays are over. Neither one of these options are ideal and I am here to help you get through the holidays without feeling guilty about your food choices.

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Food Freedom is Possible

Food Freedom is Possible

Tomorrow is Halloween & I KNOW there are people who are stressing out about being surrounded by all the treats! I know because I 100% used to be one of those people. I used to be the person who turned down literally any type of treat because I was obsessed with eating “clean”. Even though I thought I was being “healthy”, my actual relationship with food and my body was completely unhealthy.

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Steps to Intuitive Eating

Steps to Intuitive Eating

This past weekend, I woke up early on Saturday morning to get a good workout in at my local gym. On a normal weekend, I would come home from the gym and make some type of breakfast that involved eggs & toast & fruit (I know, such a basic breakfast). However, on this particular morning, my body was definitely NOT craving eggs. Instead, I chose to head to my favorite coffee shop and opted for a banana chocolate chip muffin & coffee. You may say that the egg breakfast was the “healthier” option but I’m here to say that the muffin was the “healthier” option.

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