How Relationships Can Help You Find Food & Body Freedom

I think most people, if not everyone, struggles with poor body image at some point. Feeling self-conscious, alone, and trapped, whether that be just for a moment or for a long period of time. Hyper-aware of how they look, and limiting their lives because of a lack of self-confidence. Similarly, disordered eating habits and thoughts seem to be all too common nowadays. Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia are all on the rise. But even if someone doesn’t have an “official” eating disorder, it seems like almost everyone struggles with some version of disordered eating. That might be undereating,…

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What Is Intuitive Eating, and Can We All Really Do It?

The term intuitive eating has been popping up a lot recently in the health and wellness space. People are proud to say that they are intuitive eaters, and they often use intuitive eating as a way to explain the way they make their food choices on a daily basis. The thing is, though, I think a lot of us have very different ideas about what intuitive eating truly means. I feel like there is an unspoken pressure to “eat intuitively.” So much pressure, in fact, that it almost seems impossible to really do if you’re that focused on doing it! Unfortunately, I…

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When Sugar Detoxes Lead to Health Shaming

This week is Mind Body Green‘s No Sugar Week, and it has caused a lot of controversy on Instagram. I’ve been biting my tongue all week, but that didn’t last long. I really want to share my thoughts on the topic because I have been genuinely confused and frustrated because of people’s reactions. When I first heard about MBG’s No Sugar Week, I really didn’t think twice about it. People go on sugar detoxes all the time! Whole 30s are huge. Mark Hyman’s 10 day sugar detox is huge. Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 day sugar detox is huge. There are so many sugar detoxes…

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I’m Afraid of the World We Live In

I woke up this morning feeling sick to my stomach, with the urge to basically “word vomit” all over my blog. My headspace has been completely blocked the past few days. I was planning to post about protein powders and coffee and a low-FODMAP muffin recipe this week, but all of that seems like such B.S. in the grand scheme of things right now. I can’t do that when real problems are weighing on my heart. I’m sorry if this post is depressing or sad, but I think it’s an important conversation to be had. I know I’m not the only person…

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A Rant on Respecting Others’ Time

It’s way too late for me to be writing right now, but I’ve been itching to get this out. Funny how it always works out like that, right? Something that has been on my mind recently has been the value of time. As I’ve gotten older, I value my time more and more. I have recognized the importance of being selfish, when I’m able to be, in terms of my time. I feel very strongly that each second of the day cannot be wasted. Each moment is precious. I am realizing that I won’t get old moments back, and that life…

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