Measuring success within intuitive eating and Health at Every Size

A runner crossing a finish line. A mountain climber sticking a flag at the peak. The offer for the job of your dreams. What do these moments have in common? They all represent success. There are images of success within dieting culture too. A woman cheering as she looks at…

The hidden benefit behind your “addiction” to food

We live in a culture that has a love/hate relationship with addictions. We know that being addicted to something is “bad” but we’re addicted to addiction, it seems. We just can’t help ourselves. Some addictions are proven to be damaging, caused by substances that…

How to feel confident in a large body right now

We see confidence portrayed all the time in movies and TV shows like a magic spell. Confidence is the top lawyer at the firm that wins the case in court with his oratory abilities; it’s the beautiful woman that walks into a room and conquers every man&#8217…

A simple strategy to deal with unwanted diet advice from loved ones

Have you ever had one of those experiences when the silence seems louder than a crowded room? When you can tell that your loved ones really really want to say something but they’re not sure they should? The concern in their eyes is unmistakable but you might wonder…

The case against food addiction straight from research studies

In the course of your dieting history, I’m sure you’ve had times when you felt you were addicted to food. Food is delicious and it’s easy to feel that you cannot live without it. And guess what: you were right — you literally cannot…

Why it’s so important to befriend emotions

A friend of mine once asked me what is one of the most important lessons I learned from my experiences with eating disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Interestingly, my answer had little to do with food and eating. This is what I said: I learned how to be friendly…

What do tomatoes and Health at Every Size have in common?

In the 1500s Americans were afraid of tomatoes Americans at the time had no marinara sauce, no ketchup and no pizza. When we think about it today, it almost sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But it’s true: Americans thought that tomatoes were poisonous. And they had very…

Make no mistake: giving up dieting can be as challenging as dieting

It may look from the outside that giving up dieting is a walk in the park. Throw all cautions out the window and spend all your days on an endless indulgence-fest!! Stop worrying about your health no matter what your body size is or is going to be!! No…

A new way to change the voices inside your head

I was reading the post I published on Monday and I was shocked by the timeliness of the post in my own current life. The post is about the internal food police, the judgmental unflinching voices inside our heads that tells us we are not good enough, that we&#8217…

Neutralize your internal food police right now in 3 steps

There is something about a healthy relationship with eating that has nothing to do with eating. Actually, this is something that has nothing to do with nutrition or with food. Yet this is so fundamental that without it there’s no chance you can build a healthy relationship with…