What I Sacrificed at the Altar of Thinness

Diet Culture is devoted to worshipping at the altar of thinness. For a long time - decades - I was a devotee. I bowed in deference to the rules. I praised all those who were succeeding or at least trying to be thin. When I sinned (by daring to eat until satisfied or by daring to eat high-sugar foods),...

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How to Get Quick Results Without Dieting

Diet Culture and in fact our aggressive capitalist structure overall, school us into craving quick results. We value speed.  Perhaps it would be truer to say that we have been taught to believe that speed and fast results are essential. As tempting as it is, this blog isn't going to be a sociological...

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How to Sit with Your Feelings

A big part of the work that I do with clients, is to teach them how to allow their emotional feelings. Most of us are conditioned to allow the so-called 'positive' feelings (joy, happiness, excitement, love, gratitude) and to attempt to change, get rid of or suppress the so-called 'negative' feelings...

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Why People Struggle with Intuitive Eating and What to Do About It

The biggest reason I see people struggling with Intuitive Eating is their fear of gaining weight, accepting that they have gained weight or their fear that they won't lose any weight. In a world that is fatphobic, in a society where weight stigma is a very real (and very harmful) thing, in a system...

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How To Decide What To Eat

When you leave the world of dieting, it can be quite daunting to know how to decide what to eat. When I work with clients to help them take the leap from dieting and attempts at control (of food intake and weight) into the realm of trusting their own bodies to guide them, there's often a sense of overwhelm....

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