We’ve all heard about the “Freshman Fifteen.” Maybe your aunts and strangers at the grocery store alike have warned you about the body changes that come with heading off to school—but is any of it true? Here’s the thing: most people in college do gain weight, but it’s not because they’re doing something “wrong,” it’s … Continue reading Myth Busting: The Freshman Fifteen
Just the other day, my friend Jessica texted me about a post she saw on instagram from a former classmate. The post pretty much spouted off about this person's newest diet, how we're all "addicted to sugar" and how much better this person feels now that they're "a new person." A new person? Because you … Continue reading Diets are lying to you. Here’s how.
We hear it over and over: the freshman fifteen, the idea that once you get over the age of 50 you just "stop caring" about your appearance, how women everywhere need to "bounce back" to their pre-pregnancy body. People are constantly talking about this idea that if your body changes, you've let yourself go. By … Continue reading So you’ve let yourself go…or at least, that’s what diet culture is telling you.
When I explain to people that I'm a therapist who works with eating disorders and that I believe in the health at every size movement, I'm often met with the same questions: "but what about the "*besity" epidemic? What about the health risks that with being overweight? What about the people who lack willpower and … Continue reading Fruits and veggies and other foods you never thought you’d crave (my response to people who don’t believe in intuitive eating)
A really important thing to remember in recovery is that a lot of people engage in some disordered behavior. And it can be hard to focus on recovery and work towards health when other people *still* are losing weight, engaging in dieting behaviors, and even focusing on things like calories and macros. It can feel unfair--and … Continue reading When diet-culture is normalized
It's that time of year again--and it's hard to believe that I'm even typing that. I feel like just yesterday I was posting the twelve days of recovery tips over on the @feedmerecovery instagram and it was my first holiday season with both my blog and my instagram account! If there's one thing I hear … Continue reading The Holidays are HERE!