How do I lose weight if diets don’t work?

  I’ve had several of you lovely readers send me messages [which, by the way, thank you!, I absolutely love hearing from you guys + connecting! Don’t be afraid to reach out!] that often center around the title of this post. You love some of the content I’ve put out about how diets don’t work, […]

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breaking it down: processed foods

processed foods

Raise your hand if you’ve heard some say the word “processed” with a look of disgust on their face. 🙋 Among many other food descriptors, processed has come to equal bad in today’s society, but there’s some things wrong about that belief. For starters, we should not be labeling foods as good or bad. Period. That’s a disordered way […]

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my food journey

Trigger Warning: In this post, I’m going to describe my personal experience with disordered eating. If that may be a trigger for you, go ahead and skip this post! I’ll be back next week with another. This post is a little bit different than some of my others. Why you may ask? Because I’m getting […]

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food freedom

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I posed a question to a patient one day that went something like this: “What would it feel like to not have food rules anymore?” The response? Freedom. Freedom can be defined in many ways, including: “The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved” “Unrestricted use of something” “The state of not being subject to […]

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the best soft sugar cookies

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Perfectly soft sugar cookies topped with luscious cream cheese frosting just begging for sprinkles!   You guys. These are it. Gone are the days of crispy + crunchy sugar cookies. Because in my personal opinion, if it ain’t soft, it’s just not right. My other issue with sugar cookies is the icing. I totally love […]

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finding satisfaction in food

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Hi, friends! I’m Amy Hanneke (not to be confused with Amy Shen!) and I’m guest blogging over here to talk about satisfaction! We did a little blog swap today – click over to my blog here to see Amy S’s post! What is satisfaction + why is it important? When it comes to food, I […]

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is healing your relationship with food worth it?

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In response to the title: YES! Healing our relationships with food + exercise is absolutely worth it. It allows us to live our life to the fullest without being under the control of negative food thoughts + compulsions. But you don’t have to just take my word for it. There’s something truly magical about connecting […]

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how to eat during the holidays

It’s that time again, folks! Holiday season. For some of you, it may have started the day after Halloween with all your decorations + Christmas music blaring! 😉 I’m a “must wait until after Thanksgiving” gal, myself, but you do you! The holidays can be stressful, but let’s not allow food fears to add to […]

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decoding hunger

Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. Easy peasy, right? Wrong. Too often, people try to turn honoring hunger cues into another diet. No sir. None of that here! It’s true that part of being a normal eater is tuning into hunger + fullness cues to help guide our food choices, but it’s not […]

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breaking it down: gluten

wheat bread and grains

  Gluten seems to have become the newest four-letter word…even though it has six letters. But you get what I’m saying, right? It’s our newest addition to the clan of nutrition villains out to destroy our bodies! I sure hope you guys can tell when my sarcasm is coming through because ^^^ sarcasm. That video […]

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