Introducing the “Food Loves You” Program

I am so excited to open registration for my new Program: Food Loves You. This is for ANYONE who continually sabotages themselves with food, and feels eternally stuck with their body image. This process is an extremely scary spiritual journey. We are forced to let go of the ways we tried to feel safe and find…

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What are your BELIEFS about eating?

  Today I have a big question: What do you believe about eating? Is it supposed to be hard? Do you believe there will always be struggle? Do you believe that the body never will speak up? Do you believe that weight gain is inevitable? Can you “not stop when you’re full”? Are you just…

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There IS a way to stop fighting food

Do you know about Isabel Foxen Duke? She is a badass. And I am a huge fan of the work she does with women, food, and their bodies, which is why I am really excited today to share with you guys something awesome she has been working on. I know sometimes it feels impossible. But…

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Do You Talk About Your Food Obsession?

  Most of us don’t. And by talking about it, I don’t mean: Do you go around saying things like “I am looking for something gluten free on this menu for no reason” or “I am just eating this apple now so I don’t eat other food” or “I can’t eat those tortilla chips because…

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Why I Don’t Teach Intuitive Eating

When people are learning not to diet, normally the first thing they try to learn is “intuitive eating”… which often backfires. “Intuitive eating”, in it’s most essential meaning, is great. Eating intuitively is what we all can and should be doing. Eating should be effortless and stress-free. And it should be nearly thoughtless to figure our…

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3 Stages of the Fuck It Diet: Stage 1

There are three stages of eating recovery, as far as I’m concerned. Stage 1: Learn to Eat Again Stage 2: Learn to Love Your Body Stage 3: Enjoy & Learn to Live Stage 1 begins when you realize you never want to diet again, and scared as you are, you know it is the right decision,…

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Perfect Health Doesn’t Exist

I wrote something like this before, but here we go again…. There are two main reasons people diet and get obsessed with food. #1. They want to be smaller #2. They want to be healthier #1 one is easier to diagnose and fairly straight-forward to convince people out of, even though emotionally, it can be incredibly…

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Q & A: Is Food Addiction Real?

“Do you think that food addiction (on a chemical level, like refined sugar and salt and such) is a genuine addiction that would have withdrawal symptoms, or do you think it’s purely psychological?  You say to listen to your body’s cravings, but I can’t imagine Peeps or Twizzlers being something my body would need –…

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Don’t Do Portion Control

How many people say: “oh I just lost weight through good portion control”. A lot of people. Does it work? Eh…. for some. And only for a time. Here is the hard truth: If you have disordered eating mentality, portion control is just another way of restricting and fearing and obsessing, and feeling like you are doing “the…

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Reach Out: It’s OK to Need Support

The truth is, we can’t do all of this alone. It is ok for you to need to reach out: to a friend, to a family member, to this site, to another professional, to a higher power, to a psychologist, to me, to another reader, to anyone. It is ok. In fact it is brave.…

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