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Thinking of trying that “one last diet”?

Can you relate to this line of thinking? I know dieting doesn’t work long-term, and eventually I really want to try mindful and Intuitive Eating. But I’m at my highest weight now, so I’m going to try just this one last diet to get the weight off. And THEN I’ll work on...

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Intuitive Exercise

You might know I’m an advocate of Intuitive Eating for promoting a healthy relationship with food, but today, I want to discuss Intuitive Exercise. First, consider the commonalities between Intuitive Eating and Intuitive Exercise – and also between Diet Mentality and...

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Want to be exercising more than you are?

Want to be exercising more than you are?

Quick: when I mention the word “exercise” what thoughts and emotions come up for you? For many, what comes up is dread, anxiety, guilt, and fear. Not exactly things that inspire a get-up-and-go attitude. At least not for long. The non-diet and Health at Every Size...

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Take a Break, Improve Your Nutrition

I’m not above putting a task on my to-do list after I’ve completed it just so I can have the satisfaction of checking it off. Or listing things I’m unlikely to forget like “shower” and “make breakfast” so I can check them off and get that little dopamine reward in my...

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On Body Trust

Trusting your body allows you to enjoy a more peaceful relationship with your body and better meet its needs, rather than constantly being at war with your body and second-guessing its needs. But how do you build body trust? To answer that question, I think we must...

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How to Get Started Cooking

I made a case for cooking on a recent post, and today, let's talk about how to get started in the kitchen. This post for you if you’ve ever: felt even a slight yearning to utilize your kitchen more. looked at a friend who can whip together a meal effortlessly and...

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Compassionate Eating (+ workshop this week!)

Let me give you an example of how self-compassion can improve your nutritional health through a couple of scenarios: Scenario 1: You come home from work, feeling famished (beyond hungry on the hunger-fullness scale). Ah yes, you realize you've got some chips and...

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Compassionate Eating Workshop!

I am really excited to announce this upcoming event: You'll leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of why self-compassion is a more effective motivator than self-criticism and personalized, concrete tools to apply self-compassion to challenging food...

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The Case for Cooking

When I first met my husband Ben, seeing his kitchen for the first time was, ahem, interesting. There was no food in his cupboards---unless you count Sriracha and Tabasco---only books (and not cookbooks). His fridge was mostly empty except for a few condiments....

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9 Real Tips for Improving Body Image, Part 2

My last post on 9 Real Tips for Improving Body Image seemed to resonate with quite a few peeps. I’ve got some more thoughts on this topic so I appreciate everyone who emailed or commented to say you were interested in reading more. You helped keep me accountable to...

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