Category Archives: Food Is Not The Enemy

The Hunger Scale

Another tool to help you end binge eating! This video will describe the hunger scale. Use this scale to learn how to listening to your body. Learn when you are hungry and when you are full. Learn when to eat and when to stop eating. Your body knows exactly what is right for you. Learning […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Food for Thought – An Eating Disorder Has Benefits?

The benefit of having an eating disorder is that you can learn to listen to it. It has so much to teach you about what’s bothering you and what you’re feeling. Underneath the criticism it spews out is a voice that just feels shame, unworthy and unlovable. Believe it or not, that eating disorder voice […]

Food for Thought – Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

I often hear people tell me they wish they had a drug or alcohol addiction so they could just stop using or drinking. They believe it’s harder when it’s food. After all, we need to eat. But what if you can have your cake and eat it too? Addiction is about coping with feelings. When […]

Get rid of your scale

That scale in your bathroom is not your friend! It is a critical enemy. Okay. The scale isn’t really the enemy. The meaning you give to the number that shows up on the scale when you stand on it is the real enemy. It is another version of your critical voice showing up to steal […]

Food for Thought – Health or Belonging

If you knew for sure that you could be healthy no matter your body size, would you still want to be thin? Is it really about health, as you say, or is it about trying to fit in? We all need to belong! It’s in our DNA. If the price of admission is thinness of […]

Food for Thought – If Your Hunger Could Talk

What if your hunger could talk? What would it say? What does it want you to know? Take a breath right now and ask your hunger what it wants. And then listen, really listen – without judgment if you can. Do this when you are hungry and when you aren’t. Is there a difference in […]

Food for Thought – The Real Enemy is Shame

Food is not the enemy, shame is. Shame is believing that you are rotten to your core. Dieting and eating perfect are only ways to try your best to improve on your rotten core – or at least to appear to others to be good enough. Map Directions to Food Is Not The Enemy [gmbv_business_map]

Battle the Binge, Not Your Emotions

When I look back at my life with disordered eating and body image, it’s hard to remember how difficult and challenging it all was. I remember most strongly comparing myself to every woman I saw. I remember wanting so badly to “just starve myself to make everything better.” I remember exercising on and off and […]

A Week and a Lifetime of Emotions

Last Wednesday I wrote and sent out a newsletter article sharing my feelings about that day’s events. Knowing that many others were having feelings like mine, I thought it was a good time to reach out and talk about how to deal with emotions. I had more subscribers to my newsletter unsubscribe that day then […]

Are you Struggling Post 2016 Election?

The results of the election have devastated me! I feel sad, hopeless, terrified, horrified. I am so concerned about the state of this country and all the damage that Trump paired with having a majority in the House and Senate will do! I am concerned about women, children, people of color, people of various religions, […]

Men and Eating Disorders: A Widely Ignored Subject

This is a Guest Blog written by Michelle Peterson of The vast majority of education about eating disorders is focused on women. Admittedly, women are twice as likely to develop an eating disorder due to oppressive societal standards. However, male eating disorders are just as dangerous and far less discussed. Though men are less likely […]

Food for Thought – What’s in a Number… Nothing!

BMI and/or the number on your scale mean nothing about your health! How can it? Health is so much more than just your height and weight. We are just too complex for such simplicity! So do your body and mind a favor and stop weighing yourself (or letting others weigh you). Weighing yourself only measures […]

Food for Thought – Body image is a Tough One

Most of my clients will feel better about their improved relationship to food more quickly than how they feel about their body. Try to remember that, just like it isn’t about food… it isn’t about your body either! When you catch yourself being critical about your body, asking yourself “What might this really be about?” […]

Food for Thought – Is it Hunger or Emotions

If you notice you’re afraid to be hungry, notice that this is really about fear of feeling the emptiness inside. A once-in-a-while hunger won’t kill you so it isn’t really about food. Allow yourself to be hungry and you will allow yourself to experience the true fear of the emptiness that is underneath. If you […]

Food for Thought – Stop Diet Thoughts

One of the most important steps you can take to return to a healthy relationship with food is to let go of thinking of food as “good” or “bad, “healthy” or “unhealthy.” In other words, let go of diet thoughts, words, and mindset. This step will help you let go of all the rules you […]

Food for Thought – The Negative Voice of Your Clothes

Is your closet full of clothes you don’t like, that don’t fit, that just bore you? Get rid of them! I know, easier said than done. If you are keeping clothes that don’t fit, you may be afraid of weight gain or loss and don’t want to go naked due to lack of cover. I […]

Food for Thought – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One step forward, two steps back may appear to be true. Yet that’s a black or white view. Success (or failure) is not black or white, nor good or bad. What if success and failure flowed like a stream. It changes, it ripples, it moves around a rock. It’s fluid yet still moves in the […]

Food for Thought – Personal Growth

Personal growth can be scary. True. Yet, how scary is it to not grow and change? Imagine it…. You’re the same person in 10 years that you are right now. How do you feel about that? [gmbv_business_map]

How I’m Going to Face My Fear of Criticism

Sitting over a latte, a new friend talked about how he was terrified of criticism from others when he decided to step out and show the world who he really is. As I was listening, what easily surfaced was my own fear of putting my book (written for all of you) out to the world. […]

Are You Married to Weight Loss

Are you married to weight loss? Do you have an inner voice that talks weight loss all the time? Is this voice controlling what you eat, what you think about food and your body, and how you feel about yourself? Do you often feel as though your closest relationship is with this voice of never-good-enough-until-you-lose-weight? […]

Meet Em

Join her Monthly Group for Fitness Health and Help Others at the Same Time As an Activewear designer, I have always been inspired by movement and the beauty of aiding the body in performance. After battling three years of an eating disorder, fitness became my company. It was a way where I could still be […]

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