You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Saying Goodbye to Labels and Befriending Your Body

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Saying Goodbye to Labels and Befriending Your Body

There are a few standout things that make me cringe, and the phrase "clean eating" is certainly one of them. Any time I hear these words, my limbic system gets triggered and it takes biting my tongue and a few deep breaths to avoid going off on a tangent to whoever is talking. In this [...]

7 Tips to help you successfully meal prep: Breakfast and lunch recipe included

7 Tips to help you successfully meal prep: Breakfast and lunch recipe included

I started meal prepping in college when I got tired of setting aside time each night to plan and make whatever I was going to eat the next day for lunch. Some days "making lunch" would consist of cutting up carrot sticks, putting some hummus in a container and grabbing a protein bar because I [...]

The Mind and Gut Are Connected: Recognizing Your Cravings and Intuitively Enjoying Your Comfort Foods

The Mind and Gut Are Connected: Recognizing Your Cravings and Intuitively Enjoying Your Comfort Foods

I used to think eating just one cookie would equate to 5 pounds on my body. I used to punish myself for getting seconds of my mom's famous scalloped potatoes and ham. I used to wonder how others were able to enjoy pizza, when all I could think about was how I'd burn off the [...]

10 ways to overcome body dysmorphia, and to begin seeing yourself in a new light

10 ways to overcome body dysmorphia, and to begin seeing yourself in a new light

I struggled with body dysmorphia for most of my teenage years and sometimes, I still struggle. Staring at myself so long, I start to perceive the most minor, unnoticeable, and often nonexistent flaws in myself. I'll never forget standing in front of the mirror and trying on formal dresses my senior year of high school, [...]

“You’re right where you’re supposed to be”

“You’re right where you’re supposed to be”

It's been my goal the last few weeks, to release a blog post every Friday. So far, I'm doing okay. However, today I found myself stumped by what to write about. I knew I wanted to write something but just didn't know what. I wasn't feeling a recipe or anything too educational, and all of [...]

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

I'm reading a book called The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer right now and have been absolutely fascinated by the information I've learned so far. Mostly I've learned just how important our gut microbiome are. For instance, did you know that when we properly take care of our gut microbes, that's the trillions of bacteria, fungi, [...]

The Top Resources To Help Me Recover From An Eating Disorder

The Top Resources To Help Me Recover From An Eating Disorder

If you're reading this because you're in the midst of recovering from an eating disorder, well done. I know the road is tough, but I promise it gets easier. If you're reading this and haven't yet committed to recovery, well done. I was there once too and can look back now and say it's the [...]

8 tips for how to naturally get rid of your menstrual pain and cramps

8 tips for how to naturally get rid of your menstrual pain and cramps

I spent many of my teenage years despising my menstrual cycle and for close to four years, I didn't have a menstrual cycle at all. Any time I did get my period I took it as a sign of failure rather than success. I would be disgusted with myself and with my body for stepping outside [...]