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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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9 Real Tips for Improving Body Image

Body image is a big, complex topic, which is why I've resisted writing about it. I don't want to minimize the topic by telling you to just repeat nice affirmations in the mirror (unless of course that works for you). And healing often requires the help of a therapist...

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