ongoing intuitive exercise journey

My Ongoing Intuitive Movement Journey

Learning to resist fitness culture after being immersed for it in years (and continuing to be surrounded by it by virtue of the world we live in) is hard work. I’ve gotten way better at it over the past couple years but I am not perfect and it’s still a work in progress. Today I’m…

What is Mindful Eating?

What Is Mindful Eating?

Are you confused about what “mindful eating” means? You’re not alone. Googling the term turns up loads of interpretations and advice. And unfortunately, the term has been used by those promoting dieting and weight loss. But which is the “correct” definition of mindful eating? The Center For Mindful Eating is a non-profit providing resources to…

What to Focus on Instead of Weight Loss

What to Focus on Instead of Weight Loss

Did you know the vast majority of those who intentionally lose weight gain it all back? And many gain back more weight than they lost. In fact, dieting is associated with weight gain over time. And that’s not all, there are serious side effects associated with weight loss attempts. So if you’re not following food…

6 Common Questions about Intuitive Eating

Ask and you shall receive! I put a call out on social media to answer your intuitive eating questions and here’s what you wanted to know. I think this format is super fun and it helps you get the content you’re looking for! This is a pretty packed post — I felt like I could write…

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…

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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…

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…

Intuitive Eating is Not a Hunger/Fullness Diet

Is it wrong to eat when you’re not physically hungry?  Did you fail if you ate so much that you feel too full?  Are you a bad planner if you went too hungry between meals?  No, no and no. Because we’re so used to diet culture, sometimes it’s easier to translate the concepts of intuitive…

Why Body Positivity Matters

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2017 I want to get real about a common theme in my content: body positivity. This is something I’m deeply passionate about on a professional and personal level, and I’m opening up about my history with body image and my relationship with food – something I’ve never…