Body Image Articles

Letting Go of the Thin Ideal

If you are on the intuitive eating journey, at some point in time you will learn about body acceptance and the idea of “letting go of dieting” will likely coincide with the idea of letting go of your “dream” weight/size/shape. You may have spent years and thousands of...

My # 1 Strategy to Improve Body Image

Throw away your scale. Stop weighing yourself. The scale (aka the crying machine) is the ultimate mood and behavior disruptor. Think about the last time you weighed yourself.  How did you feel before you step on the scale? Then how did you feel after you step on the...

Got willpower?

Why your lack of willpower isn’t the problem. Intuitive Eating doesn't require willpower. I know this sounds counter to everything you’ve learned from diet culture. Dieting is about following the rules, the list of good/bad foods, avoiding the bread and cookies. It’s...

How to Divest from Diet Culture & Perfectionism

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ~ Audre Lorde When you decide that you are done with dieting and cannot image going to another WW meeting or counting your calories in Noom or whatever, that...