Is Food the Answer to Your Mood?

“I just need to get my weight down and my food under control. Then I’d feel better.” Have you ever thought that? It would be shocking if you said no. I’ve seen so many books, blogs, and posts claiming that if you want to take care of your mental health you need to take care…

Setting Health Goals for 2019

Would you determine someone’s intelligence by the length of their ring finger? Would you be okay if they were admitted to a math program based on their finger length rather than their SAT score?   When I first started my weight loss journey I was chasing confidence. I really thought that if I could just…

Thinking about a Meal Plan or Diet Food?

Have you ever thought “Jeez I just wish that someone else would do it for me?”   I sure have. It was in my most desperate times and when I felt most out-of-control. That’s when those kinds of plans are most appealing right?  I didn’t care if the food was going to taste like cardboard,…

Give the Gift of Body Positivity

I’m often asked about what books to read when starting to embrace body positivity, health at every size and the anti-dieting world. This time of year many will take some time off (I hope that you are one of them). Many will exchange gifts with their family, friends, and co-workers. Here’s a list of a…

Block Fat Talk for a More Enjoyable Family Feast

  Gatherings of people, especially involving woman, invariably end up in conversations about who lost or gained weight and what diet or exercise program is being followed.When you’re working towards a body positive approach to life, or recovering from an eating disorder, this can create quite a challenge. How do you respectfully, yet firmly, direct…

What my food cravings were trying to tell me

    All of my life I’ve felt like I had demons in my head telling me to eat. Those demons were my food cravings. Each and every day they were a reminder that I couldn’t be trusted with food. When I’d finally give in, I’d eat to excess and feel awful. Physically I’d be…

Freedom to Feast

Growing up, food was always an anchor to my memories – each holiday had its special treats; each vacation spot had its special food shop or special restaurant with that special dish. Holiday parties and family gatherings were an education that I didn’t really need, but I took it in like it was gospel. I…

Buffet Bliss

Do you get stressed out and overwhelmed eating at a buffet? With holiday and travel season approaching, many of us end up eating at buffet style restaurants and pot-luck dinners this time of year. Instead of feeling that buffet burden, I want to share my strategy for buffet bliss! I’ve been eating at buffets twice…