Category: Dieting

Top 12 Things I have learned about diets in the past 30 years

Top 12 Things I have learned about diets in the past 30 years

I have waved the white flag on dieting.  Here is what I have learned the past 30 years of having a dysfunctional relationship with food and distorted body-image. Diets are designed to fail from the minute you start them. This is true because any sort […]

I am waving the white flag of fighting my weight and living the diet mentality

I am waving the white flag of fighting my weight and living the diet mentality

I am done, D.O.N.E. thinking about weight loss. I just can’t do it anymore. I’m waving the white flag on the diet mentality.

Satisfied with your body?

Satisfied with your body?

Body satisfaction – how are we doing?

I said I’ve gained weight, so here’s my weight loss check-in

I said I’ve gained weight, so here’s my weight loss check-in

Just checking in with you on my weight loss journey.

What I am scared of doing to my kids: giving them a negative body image

What I am scared of doing to my kids: giving them a negative body image

As a parent, there is a lot you can worry about. My biggest fear is giving my kids the same negative body issues I experienced when I was younger.

I’ve gained weight

I’ve gained weight

Confession: I’ve gained weight. I’m not going to crash diet or even obsess and stress, but I do want to feel better in my skin and clothes. Here’s what I plan to do.

How I got body confidence, even after having twins and the tummy to prove it

How I got body confidence, even after having twins and the tummy to prove it

Having kids means I basically have a mirror put in front of my face just about every minute I am in their presence. This truly forces me to accept (and even love) my body… even with a post-twin pregnancy tummy.

Part 4 of 4: 15 Key Lessons I Learned from Intuitive Eating

Part 4 of 4: 15 Key Lessons I Learned from Intuitive Eating

If you don’t have time to read all 4 parts of this series, here is a snapshot of some of the key lessons I learned about intuitive eating. I am happy to report I finally broke free of the dieter’s mentality and still manage to fit into my clothing! It’s a happy place to be.

Part 3 of 4: Putting an end to emotional eating

Part 3 of 4: Putting an end to emotional eating

I once heard excess weight is not about what you are eating but what’s eating you. To become an intuitive eater, I must first acknowledge the fact I cope with feeling bored or anxious by eating. I had to find ways to cope with these feelings in a different way than heading toward the kitchen. Truly, my hope is my daughters will sidestep the diet/weight trap I feel every woman gets tripped up with at some point. Read on to learn more.

Part 2 of 4: Why it was time to change my dysfunctional food relationship

Part 2 of 4: Why it was time to change my dysfunctional food relationship

Last week you learned about my personal history with food, eating and weight. I must say, I am humbled and grateful for the feedback I have received. I am not alone in the journey to find peace within myself and finally put an end to the internal war to achieve and maintain the “perfect” weight. There is no such thing. So, moving on… here is part 2 in this 4 part series.

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