Some of my earliest memories were formed in the dressing room of Ann Taylor. Before I was bogged down with the demands of preschool, my mom and I would spend our days running household errands, shuttling my sister around to her activities, and of course, shopping. I would play hide-and-seek between racks of clothes as my mom would try on outfits. “My butt looks HUGE in these,” she’d scowl. “I’m just so FAT today. I have got to stop snacking,” she’d quip.Read More
This week I’m diving into negative self-talk with my online program beta testers (shout out to you beautiful people!) and wanted to open the conversation to you all. This is a theme that I see come up again and again with my clients and certainly with myself. So how do we get out of our own way? Our thoughts give way to our emotions, so if we want to feel better, we need to think better. But first, we need to become aware of our negative thought patterns so we can squash them as they come up. Below are the 10 most common types of cognitive distortions.Read More
When I speak with women about their relationship with their bodies, I oftentimes find that they’re looking for something mind blowing - some secret affirmation or ritual that will spark an epiphany and they suddenly love every inch of their body. If that’s out there, please let me know. From my experience, it’s the little things that add up. It’s fleeting moments of peace and gratitude that slowly but surely well up into an overflowing pool of love to draw from.Read More
Over the past few weeks I’ve been encouraging you to really show up for yourself in a whole new way this year. On social media and in my newsletter I’ve been asking that you make this the year you do the inner work, foster the relationship you have with yourself, and create lasting change in your life from the inside out. Over the next few blog posts I’ll be sharing some of my favorite exercises and tips to help you do just that, starting with the three letters you MUST write in order to kick off the process.Read More
Every year, without fail, millions of Americans pledge that their New Year Resolution is to lose weight, and every year, without fail, millions of Americans don’t lose the weight, or they do and quickly gain it right back. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. So, I ask, is America insane? Actually, don’t answer that. Whatever America may or not be, you don’t have to be part of the insanity that is diet culture.Read More
Whenever I’m at a dinner party or social gathering and people learn that I am a personal trainer and eating psychology coach, I get peppered with questions about workouts and what to eat. When I start to explain that I don’t eat keto, paleo, vegan, or low carb and that I eat intuitively with my body, I get some weird looks. Below are the top 5 misconceptions I hear about intuitive eating and my response to them.
1. If I allow myself to eat whatever I want I will never stop eating cookies, fries, cakes, and fast food.Read More
Ok, it’s here. Some of us may count down the days and others brace for impact, but either way, there is no denying that the holidays are upon us. If you weren’t sure, just check your cup at Starbucks.
Along with ugly sweaters and Black Friday sales comes the inevitable diet talk that seems to come up whenever humans (particularly women) are 1) in groups and 2) around food. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it sounds a little something like this:
“Wow, you look great, have you lost weight? How did you do it?”
As of Friday, October 19th, 2018 I am officially certified as an Eating Psychology Coach! Woo! So, now you may be wondering, what exactly is that??
My eating psychology training gave me a different perspective on health and nutrition than I had received in any of my other fitness and nutrition courses. Instead of looking at diet and nutrition from an “eat this, not that” viewpoint, I’ve been trained to look into the why and how behind your food choices.Read More
I remember a time when I was 15 and in recovery from my eating disorder. My therapist shared with me she didn’t think about how many calories were in her food when she ate. My jaw literally dropped. Fifteen-year-old me thought there was NO WAY I’d ever get to a point where I didn’t consciously or subconsciously count the calories of everything that went into my mouth, even if I tried. I know too much, I thought. I can’t un-know how many calories are in something, and I sure as hell will never un-care!!Read More