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How to Stop Hating Photos of Yourself Jul 31, 2022


When you feel self-conscious about your body, seeing a photo of yourself has the potential to instantly propel you into a deep cycle of shame and self-hatred.

It’s even more of a shock when the image staring back at you from the screen looks nothing like the way you felt when the picture was taken.

A friend took a picture of my husband and me on Friday night.

At first glance, I was quite...

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Can Intuitive Eating Help You Overcome Emotional Eating? Jun 30, 2022


I first heard about Intuitive Eating about 10 years ago, when someone on a podcast suggested that “if you’ve been struggling to see consistent results from dieting, you just need to ask your body what it wants to eat”.

At that point I was about two decades into my “dieting career”, constantly either on a diet, or off it and figuring out how to get back on.

The next...

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3 Spiritual Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight Jan 14, 2022

 
Growing up, we had this interesting morning ritual at my house.

Every morning we’d get up, walk over to the bathroom, pee, get naked, reach underneath the vanity to pull the scale out, then weigh ourselves. At the breakfast table, we’d loudly proclaim that morning’s number to the rest of the family.

Even though I was quite young, I could already observe that whenever her...

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Why I'm Not Starting a New Diet this January Dec 06, 2021
 

It’s that time of year again. With every scroll through our Facebook and Instagram feeds we get hit by resolutions and advice on all the ways we should do better, be better, and look better next year.

And just a few years ago, I would have been right there with them.

January provided me with an opportunity to reinvent myself. But not because I loved to challenge myself to...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating this Holiday Season (and What to Do if You Do) Dec 01, 2021


It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are falling off the trees, the days are getting colder, and the grocery stores are overflowing with our favourite Christmas foods.

While the holidays are an exciting time for most, others may feel some anxiety about the abundance of food gifts and treats that will be on display in every store, office and household over the coming weeks.

It...

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Worrying About Your Weight Nov 16, 2021
 

A few years ago, I was flying home for Christmas after not having seen my parents for more than a year. While I always looked forward to coming home and seeing them, there’s one question that had been keeping me up at night in the lead-up to my trip:

“What is mum going to say about my weight this time?”

I knew mum and dad were both coming to pick me up from the...

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How to Stop Self-Sabotaging with Food Nov 10, 2021

It’s exhausting to spend your whole life feeling self-conscious about your weight.

Worrying about what other people think of you every time you leave the house, hating yourself every time you eat something you shouldn’t, and then spending all day obsessing over how you’re going to make up for it.

Yet sometimes, the only thing that can truly make you feel better in those...
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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Binge Eating Nov 07, 2021


As I woke up, for a few moments all I could feel was intense bliss. But then I remembered.

I binged again.

My mind flashed back to the night before. How I’d gone out to the corner shop in a daze. How I’d hurried through the store, searching for those foods I knew would numb me instantly. How ashamed I’d felt when the store clerk unpacked my shopping basket and scanned each...

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How to Stop One "Bad" Meal From Turning into a Binge Oct 14, 2021


After a couple of weeks of hard work in our respective businesses, my husband and I wanted to let off some steam this weekend. Since neither of us drink and since Melbourne is still in lockdown, we decided to enjoy an epic food feast.

We scoured Uber Eats and discovered an American-style diner nearby with mouth-watering food options. It wasn’t easy to choose from their extensive menu but...

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How Binge Eating Saved My Life Oct 03, 2021
Trigger warning: this article mentions suicidal ideation.

 

A few years ago, I came pretty close to burnout. I had just received a major promotion at work, but since my team was under-resourced I was expected to immediately take on new responsibilities while still doing my old job full-time.

No matter how hard I worked, it barely ever seemed to make a dent in the long list of...

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You’re Not Unlovable Because Someone Didn’t Know How to Love You Sep 21, 2021


I still remember the day it clicked for me that the people who love us do so for who we are, not for what we do. It was a rainy, wet morning and I was still lying in bed as I grabbed my phone to reach out to one of my closest friends.

I felt that I’d been a bit of a crappy friend to her recently. I’d been very caught up in my own stuff and hadn’t reached out to her in a while....

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3 Reasons Why You Should Never Comment on Someone’s Weight Sep 04, 2021
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