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Category: Dieting No More

Patience, like trust, can only be learned with experience

I was thinking yesterday about my journey from undiagnosed eating disorder, to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, all the way to intuitive eating and eating competence. Do you know how long has this journey taken so far? 15 years! And counting! I wish I could say that I learned to trust…

A truer you for 2018: your diet is not my diet, and that’s okay!

Recently a friend asked me why I am so much against diets. Do I truly think that there are no benefits at all in any diets? And do people who are eating competent never follow an eating plan, not even when necessary to manage a disease like diabetes or high…

A truer you for 2018: give yourself permission to want what you want

Life can sometimes be hard. There are plenty of things that we cannot control. Sometimes things happen out of our control that we simply have to endure. But over time I noticed that even things that were within my control — what I ate, how I worked out, my relationships…

A truer you for 2018: shut down the noise and find your own voice

There is a lot of noise when it comes to nutrition — especially in the month of January. The internet is abuzz with tips and tricks to lose the weight you gained over the holidays. Commercials everywhere blast about ways to get on a diet and stick to your new…

A truer you in 2018: 3 simple steps to find your comfort zone

Have you ever heard the expression “growth happens outside of your comfort zone”? In the years I’ve spent perusing the self-improvement areas of bookstores and internet, I’ve heard that suggestion a million times. I understand where it comes from — sometimes fear can…

Our new year challenge: a truer you for 2018!

The beginning of a new year is always a time of renovation, resolutions, and change. It can be so wonderful to reset the clock and start anew, make a fresh start, and leave the old behind. I love this time of the year! The darkest day of the year is…

You deserve better than cheat days!

A couple of months ago I overheard a conversation between two women in the gym’s locker room. One of them was explaining how she had not had any chocolate since the beginning of the year — it was September. However, she was going to cheat and have some…

Sneaky ways dieting mentality comes back during the holidays

I love this time of the year. Late fall can be so beautiful. Streets are dressed up in lights and it’s cozy wearing coats and warm sweaters. I look forward to spending my weekend afternoons home, reading a book with a cup of hot chocolate 🙂 I confess though…

3 ways to talk with friends and family after you’ve given up dieting

I get it, you know: sometimes not dieting puts you out in the cold, alone, and out of all the conversations that usually happen around a table. Comments about food are normal when a group is about to eat. Whenever someone says “Gosh, I really need to hit the…

How to make switching to intuitive eating less scary

As a child I took swimming lessons. While I loved the practice and found swimming with others lots of fun, there was a part of the lessons that I just dreaded: diving. Not only was diving not fun for me, it was utterly terrifying! I remember climbing all the way…