Where Do I Want to Invest My Energy?

No matter how much work we do on our relationships with food and our bodies, since we live in a diet culture that values thin bodies, I think it's unrealistic to think you'll forever be free of negative thoughts about your body (until we eradicate diet and beauty culture!). Our environment is set...

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Want Peace with Food? Be Kind to Yourself!

Have you ever thought about the connection between self-compassion and finding peace with food and your body? Most people who come to me for help, are usually full of self-loathing. Every now and again someone with a healthy level of self-compassion walks through the door, but it's rare. That used...

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How to Be Free From the Dieting Trap

If you could be paid for the number of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years you've spent dieting, or thinking about dieting – you'd be rich, wouldn't you? How much of your precious life has been absorbed by the pursuit of thinness? the endless fighting with yourself the hours spent...

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If You Think You Need to Go on a Diet, Think Again!

The media is peppered with stories about the o-word* - in fact - it's often referred to as the o-word epidemic - as if it's a fast spreading virus! We're bombarded with statistics about it -  how many of us 'have' it (as if it was a contracted disease), the higher risk of diseases that higher weight...

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Diet Culture is a Parasite

Think of Diet Culture as a parasite. It uses you as its host. It sucks the very life force from you and thrives on it! According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a parasite is defined as: something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support...

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