The Mental & Physical Sides to Restriction

We are all familiar with physical restriction where we restrict our food intake in some way whether that is calories, portion sizes, or certain food groups.  What about mental restriction? Let’s say you are following a whole foods diet where ONLY whole foods...

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Body neutrality vs. body positivity

Have you heard of these terms? I’m assuming you’ve heard of body positivity, but maybe not body neutrality. Body positivity is focused on loving your body and thinking you are beautiful as is. It is concerned solely on the physical self. Body neutrality, by...

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Emotional eating vs. binge eating

You might have seen these two terms be used interchangeably. And while they are very similar, there are also some differences. Let’s start with the similarities. Emotional eating and binge eating both involve eating when you aren’t hungry or way past your fullness...

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Anti-diet, what does it mean?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the anti-diet movement. It’s usually perceived as being anti-fad diets and extreme restriction. Many people can get behind that these days. But diet culture has gotten sneakier by switching the term “diet” to...

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5 Reasons why diets fail you

With all the talk around “the COVID weight gain,” it’s hard to escape the lure of diets. They are tempting as hell and what’s more, they are often deemed as a “lifestyle” instead of a diet.  But Keto? That’s a diet. Period. Whole30? Also a diet. Any way of...

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Wellness isn’t a moral obligation

You might see this and say, “of course it’s not.” But, doesn’t it feel like there is a moral obligation? There are moral values attached to health & wellness in many ways. You label your food as “good” or “bad.” You frame your eating habits or movement patterns...

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What is the wellness diet?

So, you’ve heard of the popular diets right now like Keto, Whole30, the elimination diet, and more. But have you heard of the wellness diet? According to an anti-diet dietician, Christy Harrison, the wellness diet is, “the sneaky, modern guise of diet culture...

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Losing weight won’t make you happy

I know how it is. You imagine that once you reach your desired weight or body size, you will be happy and carefree! You will feel simply amazing in your body because it is right where you want it to be. You can stop worrying about diets and what you look like in a...

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Just say no to unsolicited health advice

Have you ever gotten unsolicited health advice before?  Someone comments on something you are eating with the “nutrition facts.” Someone tells you that you should be on the same diet they’re on. Someone tells you that you should be eating more. Someone tells...

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Eating for nourishment vs. dieting

Do you think you are just “eating healthy” when really, you are on a diet? Webster dictionary defines diet as, “to eat sparingly or according to prescribed rules.” Oxford English dictionary defines diet as, “a special course of food to which one restricts oneself,...

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