how body insecurities keep you stuck dieting

how body insecurities keep you stuck dieting

What's your biggest body insecurity? If you're like the clients I work with, body insecurities keep you stuck dieting. And if you're like everyone else on this planet, your body insecurities exist because we live in a society that stigmatizes bigger bodies. After ten years in nutrition practice and as the daughter of a woman who struggled to accept her bigger body, I'm hopeful breaking the diet cycle within ourselves can stop the cultural weight stigma that drives disordered eating in the first place. This post will show you why - and how - healing body insecurities are the key to food freedom. To truly find food freedom, it is important to identify how weight stigma specifically triggers...

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why is everyone ditching diets?

why is everyone ditching diets?

"It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change!" Call it what you will. It seems lately that everyone is ditching diets (or anything that resembles one) in favor of food freedom. This post will explain what exactly a diet is and why so many women are aspiring to become ex-dieters instead. what is a diet? A diet is any prescription for eating that manages or prevents disease. Following a diet can be health enhancing. By following a diet, folks with peanut allergies avoid anaphylaxis and those with lactose intolerance avoid uncomfortable trips to the bathroom. No one is knocking the use of diets to prevent disease and symptoms. As a Registered Dietitian, I've delivered this form of therapy many...

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what is food freedom?

what is food freedom?

"I don't know what food freedom is, but I'd REALLY like some right about now!" My client tried every diet under the sun and knew it wasn't working. She regained the weight back every time. Feeling tired, she decided to stop dieting. But that didn't mean she felt better. In fact, her food guilt felt worse. After every binge, she'd think: is "doing nothing" really a better alternative to a lifetime of dieting? Both options felt equally unsatisfying. Which is why I offer her, and you, a different solution entirely: food freedom. Many believe food guilt motivates healthy habits. It shocks my clients to learn guilt is actually a pretty terrible motivator compared to my No Guilt Framework. I...

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how to eat like a normal person

how to eat like a normal person

A common question I get as a Registered Dietitian is "how do I eat like a normal person?" So many women in bigger bodies want to find peace with food. They've tried every diet under the sun. Nothing works and they feel exhausted. If diets haven't worked for you, too, you aren't alone. At this point, repeating the same old tricks of putting "bad" foods off limits, counting calories, and out-right starving yourself (ahem, looking at you, intermittent fasting) will not work. If you want to get out of this chronic on-again, off-again dieting mess diet culture put you in, you need a mindset overhaul in an entirely new direction. This post will tell you the process you need to unlearn diet...

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how to enjoy sweets without losing control

how to enjoy sweets without losing control

Have you ever said "I CAN'T STOP ONCE I START" about sweets? I heard this phrase often at family gatherings growing up. I even started to say it about myself. I proclaimed myself a sweet tooth and used rigid rules like "only one" to *TRY* to stay in control. It never worked. If I'm being honest: my family's judgmental, harsh food beliefs didn't seem to work for them, either. I didn't want to stay stuck in that same cycle of restriction that preoccupied so many years of their lives. I wanted to learn how to enjoy sweets without losing control. And so I did. Restriction is what drives this loss of control feeling around sweets. Using restriction to heal your relationship with food only...

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