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 [...]

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 [...]

Ditching the “do’s” & “dont’s” of diet culture

Ditching the “do’s” & “dont’s” of diet culture

“You shouldn’t go above xxx amount of sugar.” “That’s way too much saturated fat.” “You have to be careful because this stuff adds up fast.” “Pay attention to what you eat when you go to the movies, and what you drink when you go the movies. Popcorn is a great, healthy snack, as long as [...]

Almond milk tips & tricks, plus some other information for all you nutty people who care about the environment (aka me)

Almond milk tips & tricks, plus some other information for all you nutty people who care about the environment (aka me)

Almond milk—the queen of all nut milks. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked for some tips on how to start incorporating almond milk into their diet, and I had to step back and remember that the whole world doesn’t consume or survive off almond milk  nearly as much as I do. I’ve [...]