What is Health to You?

For several years I focused on the “wrong side of health.” The side of health, diet culture wants you to believe. The side of health that is punishment and restriction. The side of health that caused fear around foods. The side of health that caused me to have such a poor body image and critiqueContinue reading “What is Health to You?”

Body Positivity Resources

With the current world we live in, i.e social media… we can pick up our phone and immediately feel bad for something. Our bodies, our food choices, our hair, etc. It is almost maddening. Below are a few great resources found by my intern to find body positivity. Remember, you don’t have to like yourContinue reading “Body Positivity Resources”

The Small Wins are the Big Wins

When going through treatment for an eating disorder or if you are trying to break-up with diet culture or get back to life prior to disordered eating… the small wins are the big wins. What does that mean? Let me show you an example. You have been a chronic calorie counter for several years. YouContinue reading “The Small Wins are the Big Wins”

Why I work with the Plate Method

The plate method is nothing new. It has been taught for many, many years and was actually first used for those with diabetes. Visually, it is easy to understand, and most of the time when working with individuals, we can tweak what they are currently eating to align with the mission of the plate method.Continue reading “Why I work with the Plate Method”

Eating Disorders: You Can’t Always Blame Diet Culture

So I usually go straight from diet culture –> disordered eating –> eating disorders. But this is not always the case. I tend to beat up diet culture. I think I do this as this is how my eating disorder was started. Let’s take it back to 2008: I was reading health magazines that wereContinue reading “Eating Disorders: You Can’t Always Blame Diet Culture”