9 Reasons to Stop Dieting

Thinking about starting a new diet?  Consider the following: Dieting won’t help you lose weight.  Sure, in the short term, dieting can help you lose weight, but over time it is almost guaranteed that you will gain it back.[1] Diets actually cause weight gain.  Diets damage your body in such a way that it becomes … Read more

Why I Believe in Health at Every Size

I wanted to follow up last week’s post about why I am into fat politics with a post about why I believe in Health at Every Size (aka HAES).  While the two topics are related, they are not one and the same.   I believe that health is not size dependent.  Studies indicate that fat … Read more

Why is a Thin Person into Fat Politics?

People sometimes wonder why I, a person who does not identify as fat, am so passionate about fat politics.  So, I’ve decided to dedicate my latest blog to this important topic. Size discrimination is wrong.  It’s a strange thing.  Most progressive people would agree that racism and sexism are wrong, and yet many of them … Read more

Too Depressed to Eat

I remember thinking to myself, “I need to eat something… I need to eat something… but I can’t.”  Getting up, going to the kitchen, looking in the fridge… it all sounded too hard.  There was probably nothing there anyway, since I hadn’t managed to go food shopping.  And so I laid there, paralyzed by my … Read more

Diet Didn’t Work? Try Something New!

Did you decide to kick off the new year with a new diet?  Maybe you decided to finally go raw vegan or do a serious juice cleanse, but once you got started, it just didn’t work out.  Perhaps a friend offered you her last delicious homemade gingerbread cookie, or the thought of yet another green … Read more

Bamboozled by Breakfast? Read On!

As I was thinking about a blog post for today, I asked myself, “What is the most common complaint I hear from clients?” and the answer came to me immediately: Breakfast.  Breakfast seems like such a simple thing.  You wake up, you grab something to eat, and you go on about your day.  So, why … Read more

Intuitive Eating: Where to Begin

So you’ve read the 10 principles, signed up for your Intuitive Living Guide, and even read the Intuitive Eating book.  (Or maybe this is the first time you’ve ever even heard of intuitive eating.  That’s ok, too!)  You’re a practical sort of person, and you’ve been left wondering: “That all sounds awesome, but how does it actually work?  How can I become … Read more

Is Intuitive Eating About Eating Whatever You Want?

It’s a common question, and I’ve decided to answer it once and for all: Yes!  and also… No! Wait… that didn’t clear up anything. Does the thought of eating whatever you want, whenever you want, sound so exhilarating?  You could finally stop worrying about what your next meal might do to you.  But you can’t just … Read more

The Power of Should

“Should” is a word that comes up a lot in the health world.  We’re told that there are things we should do to be healthy, like exercise, eat well, get lots of sleep, and manage stress.  Then, there’s all the shouldn’ts like smoking, alcohol, sugar, etc. We’re told that we must harness our willpower in order … Read more