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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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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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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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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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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