War of the Mind, Battle of the Plate

“You’re gorgeous! Just stop.” It never mattered how many times I heard these words or similar while battling a disordered relationship with food and my body; they didn’t help. Regardless of how desperately I wanted to have the words penetrate my heart or how hard I tried to just stop restricting or binging and purging… Continue reading War of the Mind, Battle of the Plate

The Skinny on Abs: why “getting abs” shouldn’t be your new year’s resolution

Welcome to that weird week between Christmas and New Years when you’re filled with cheese, confusion, and booze! Most of us are feeling fuller than normal due to your grandma’s delicious chocolate pie, your uncle’s family famous cheesey potatoes, and of course, sugar cookies piled high with frosting. The consumption of these wonderful goodies we… Continue reading The Skinny on Abs: why “getting abs” shouldn’t be your new year’s resolution

Surviving the Holidays: A quick guide on what to say and what not to say about food.

“That’s all just sugar and carbs.” This statement made to me recently would have completely devastated the girl I used to be. But it simply just angered the woman that I am now. It also reminded me as we are going into the holidays that many people have still not quite evolved in their own… Continue reading Surviving the Holidays: A quick guide on what to say and what not to say about food.

Peanut Butter Gluten Free Banana Bread

I don’t know of a better way to express love than through bread. There’s something about a hearty slice paired with coffee or tea shared with a friend discussing what’s on our hearts that gives a feeling of comfort and care. Whether it’s your grandma’s yeast bread recipe slathered with homemade jelly, a nutrient rich… Continue reading Peanut Butter Gluten Free Banana Bread

Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad

This warm trend in our cold Michigan weather had me thinking salad yesterday! Actually, that’s a lie. I was thinking more pancakes and pizza, but my almost, sort of mother in law asked me to bring a salad to the dinner we were having. I contemplated making a pizza salad, but the more I thought… Continue reading Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad