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Diet Culture is Sneaky

Diets are out and “lifestyle changes” are in. But you still might find yourself falling prey to diet culture. Many diets are masquerading as a “healthy lifestyle” and they’re still doing damage. Which is even more treacherous because these programs are promoting dieting under the guise of promoting health. Same beast, different name. Dieting leads…

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Boosting Fertility with Plant-Based Nutrition

It’s time for a guest post! Today my dear friend Rachelle, registered dietitian nutritionist and momma, shares the basics of how nutrition can impact fertility. Fertility is complicated, we don’t have all the answers and many people feel shame when they aren’t getting pregnant as quickly as they want to. Unfortunately, nutrition messaging can play…

Veganism is Not a Diet

All foods fit. Unconditional permission to eat. Food freedom. No foods off limits. Sound familiar? These are the mantras of the anti-diet world and they totally rock. But how does veganism fit into that?   Veganism is not a diet. Veganism is a lifestyle based on ethics and the belief that animals should not be…

Why You Should Separate Exercise From Your Appearance

You know how some people are scared of intuitive eating and giving themselves unconditional permission to eat because they think they’ll overeat previously forbidden foods and never eat fruits and vegetables? I find the same fear exists in people regarding intuitive movement. Some people are afraid to leave behind mainstream gym culture or regimented exercise…

Roasted Recipes Round-Up

Hiya peeps! When the weather turns frigid, is there anything better than warming up with satiating food? (fuzzy blankets, a furry friend and a hot mug of tea are top contenders). I’ve previously featured cold-weather eats in my 10 Vegan Soup Recipes and Comforting Winter Recipes posts but this round-up is all about roasted veggies…

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My Journey to Intuitive Movement

Looking back, I recognize a period in my life when I had an unhealthy relationship with exercise – and of course, this correlated with a time I felt I needed to change my body. I was juicing and counting calories. I was waking up to work out in my bedroom before school and heading to…

10 Vegan Soup Recipes

We’re well into fall and if you haven’t already make a big pot of soup, what are you waiting for? Not only do I love soup because it’s so warm and comforting, but you can make it out of just about anything. It’s a great way to use up odds and ends in the refrigerator,…

What is Intuitive Movement?

We all know moving our bodies is good for us. It helps stave off disease, both physical and mental, and helps keep our bodies functional so we can go about our lives without injuring ourselves. It helps us sleep well and can give us a boost in mood and energy. Over the last century, movement…

Vegan BLT Sandwich

Who’s ready for another a scrumptious recipe from an awesome food blogger? If you haven’t made Stephanie’s Red Lentil Fritters yet, definitely check those out! Today the very talented Emilie is sharing a simple recipe for a plant-based spin on the classic BLT using tempeh (fermented soy). Emilie is going to school to become a registered dietitian…