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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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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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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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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breaking it down: milk alternatives

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Hello, friends! Today we’re back to discuss another staple in most kitchens — milk! But we’re going to focus on the non-dairy options / alternatives that have been flying off the shelves lately. Let’s start with the original: straight up cow’s milk. Most of us associate milk with calcium and vitamin D which are both […]

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joyful movement

Today’s topic is one of the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating [affiliate link] To read a little bit more about these principles check out this post, too! If you had asked me 10 years ago if I thought “joyful” and “movement” could be one and the same, I probably would have laughed. Because most of what we hear […]

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the dark side of diets

There’s often a feeling of excitement about starting a new diet, right? It almost feels like a whole new world of possibilities is within your grasp. It’s going to solve all your problems — boost your confidence, land you that dream job, find your prince charming. Except it doesn’t. We try out this diet for […]

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foods not to ruin your budget over

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There’s a good amount of talk out there about how eating “healthy” is so expensive. With all the marketing nowadays, there’s always a hot new item that we just have to have in order to be healthy + it just happens to be the most expensive option on the shelf. The thing is, we do […]

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