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.
New Year's resolutions are a funny thing. Some people decide that they want to build better relationships, some decide they want to reach their career goals. Some people decide that they are going to finally *lose that weight* or really start *being active.* I hate the way these people fall prey to diet culture and … Continue reading New Year’s resolutions and AGING in America
One of the weirdest things about our culture is the way we obsess over photos. It seems like people are more concerned about how they look in photos than how they look in real life, and our world is filled with instagram accounts that capture the *perfect* selfie and the *perfect* meal. Have you ever … Continue reading Your body in photos
I've had a lot of people ask me about my eating disorder. And sometimes, when you find out that someone working in the eating disorder field is in recovery or recovered, you can get pretty curious. I get that. But it's not what this blog or my instagram are about. I choose to avoid sharing … Continue reading Why I won’t share ‘my eating disorder story’
It seems to me like so many people in the U.S. are obsessed with controlling their body sizes and doing *whatever they can* to avoid being "fat." I have this conversation with friends a lot. Why are we so obsessed with our bodies? When did we decide that a certain body type was "good," and … Continue reading Set points and my life in an average sized body
Dieting is something our culture is obsessed with. For some reason, a lot of people think that restricting our food intake to control how our body looks is normal. I'll repeat that. A lot of people think restricting our food intake to control how our body looks is normal. There's a lot of science behind … Continue reading Your body loves you. Love it back.
Hunger cues are something that a lot of people struggle with in recovery. After ignoring our bodies' needs for so long, it often feels like there's a disconnect between our stomachs and our brains. It's easy to think of hunger as black and white, either you're hungry, or you're not. Like a lot of other … Continue reading The hunger scale!