Dear Dieter

Dear Dieter, You told me that you were thinking about going on another diet, and my heart broke for you. You didn’t ask for my professional opinion and so instead of giving you all the reasons that you shouldn’t do it, I listened and let […]

The Restricting/Binging Cycle

So what is the Restrict/Binge Cycle? There are many reasons that we may binge (stress, trauma, mental illness, boredom, etc) but I’m focusing on the restriction-caused binge. A restriction-caused binge is caused by– you guessed it- restricting. You may be restricting a specific food, food […]

Quit the Diet Talk

My career is entirely based on food. With work and eating in my own daily life, I end up thinking about food several hours of the day. And with all my experience and training, I’ve gotten pretty good at picking up on dieting behavior and all this […]

Let’s Talk About Diets… And Why They Don’t Work

I HATE diets. And I’m talking about diets for weight loss here. Any “lifestyle change” that includes restricting, body shaming, and guilt is a diet. Just hearing the word makes me cringe. When I hear associates/friends/family talk about “going on a diet”, I want to shake […]