Get to know me and my work through my writing on a variety of topics related to food and body liberation.
Here I share my thoughts, break down the science, and provide you with practical tips and resources for living your most authentic, unapologetic life.
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How To Look at Photos of Yourself Without Feeling Like Crap
If you feel stress, anxiety, sadness, or shame when you see photos of yourself, you’re not alone. Read on to learn how to stop hating photos of yourself – including 7 steps and reflection prompts for you to try next time looking at a photo sends you into a shame/self-criticism spiral. If you feel stress,…READ MORE
How to Find “Comfortable” Fullness
If you frequently find yourself being uncomfortably full after meals, you are not alone. Here are my top tips to help you stop eating when full, so you can find comfortable fullness and naturally feel “done” eating – no control or force needed. “My problem is that I just can’t stop eating when I’m full.”…READ MORE
How to Challenge All-or-Nothing Thinking
Part of unlearning diet culture involves challenging binary, all-or-nothing, thinking. Humans tend to live in the binary – good/bad, always/never, right/wrong – and diet culture plays right into that. But all-or-nothing thinking doesn’t allow space for growth, curiosity, or change. Read on to learn more about the problem with binary thinking and how to challenge…READ MORE
Self-Care Holiday Gift Guide 2021
I’ve put together this self-care holiday gift guide: a list of my favorite clothing items, artwork, tools, and entertainment. Use this guide as you shop for your loved ones (or even yourself)! Often when people hear the word self-care, they picture a luxurious massage or treating themselves to a mani-pedi. While yes, it can be…READ MORE
The Science Behind Why Diets Don’t Work
Each year, more than 50% of American adults try to lose weight. The diet industry in the United States makes more than $70 billion per year. (Yes, that is billion.) Yet research shows that diets don’t work: 90 to 97% of people who lose weight through dieting will regain it back within two to five…READ MORE
Intuitive Eating Q&A: Part 5
Part 5 of this Intuitive Eating Q&A series addresses more intuitive eating questions about whether we need a “sugar detox,” size privilege for fat folk, and enjoying sex in larger bodies. Check out my answers and tips below! In Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of this Q&A series, I addressed topics…READ MORE
The Truth About Health and Weight
We’ve often been told that higher weights cause certain diseases, which has led most public health messaging to focus on ‘weight loss’ as the way to improve health. In reality, there is no evidence to support that weight causes diseases…so why have we been told this? Read on to learn the truth about health and…READ MORE
Best Books on Body Image: My Favorite Food Freedom and Body Liberation Books
Are you on your path to understanding your relationship with food and body and are looking for more information and different perspectives? Or are you looking to dive deeper into these subjects? I’ve compiled a list of these best books on body image, food freedom, and body liberation to help support you on your journey…READ MORE
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