How To “Break Up” With Dieting in 5 Easy Steps

International No Diet Day was yesterday, and it’s a sacred holiday to folks like me. So in honor of this holiday, I’m giving away my book for free and sharing my favorite dieting breakup tips with you. Read More How To “Break Up” With Dieting in 5 Easy Steps

Weight Loss Is NOT An Achievement

Did the title of this post kind of piss you off? Good!

The idea that weight loss is a good idea and a worthy achievement is so ingrained in our society that most of us take it for granted. Of course, losing weight is an achievement, right? We heap praise on anyone who does it. We flagellate ourselves for not achieving it. Read More Weight Loss Is NOT An Achievement

Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Intuitive Sexing

This having casual sex thing has been really, really helpful for me. In the few months since I’ve started doing it, I’ve learned a lot more about what feels good for me sexually, opened my mind up to things I’ve never considered about my sexuality and I’ve met some pretty good people along the way. The one thing that I think is most difficult for me, and something I am just now starting to conceptualize, is when to say no.

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Are Dieting Behaviors And Disordered Eating Behaviors Really So Different?

In November of 1998, during my senior year in college, I embarked on a new diet. I called it “low carb with fruit.” I cut out a lot of foods, and like most diets, it started working in the beginning. Because I was losing weight, I stuck with the diet very carefully.

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Tips to Avoid Stuffing Your Face Daily

I know a great deal about stuffing my face. I did it compulsively for years, even as a teen, when stuffing my face had far fewer drawbacks. Oh, high metabolism, thou art missed. Now, we all define stuffing our faces differently. For me, it meant eating unhealthy foods for most nights of the weeks, and for lunches as well. I did not always eat to excess, but I was not making the most of these eating sessions to treat myself to delicious, carefully prepared foods that would please my senses and support my body. Read More Tips to Avoid Stuffing Your Face Daily

You Don’t Need More Self Control (Independence Day Edition!)

How often do you hear or say phrases like this?

“My eating is so out of control.” Read More You Don’t Need More Self Control (Independence Day Edition!)