body image, wellness

Healing Our Relationship with Food

As a woman who grew up dancing, playing sports, and is now a member of a sorority, it’s safe to say that I have seen my fair share of body dysmorphia and unhealthy eating habits. In my 21 years on this earth, I’ve never met one person who I can say has a perfect relationship… Continue reading Healing Our Relationship with Food

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Fighting Fullness Guilt

The feeling of fullness after eating can instill a lot of different feelings for us. For some, it’s comfort. For some, it’s energy. For some, it’s satisfying. For me, it used to be guilt. I used to finish a meal and immediately start obsessing over how expanded my stomach felt, which led to me confusing… Continue reading Fighting Fullness Guilt


The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Making Meals Healthier

There’s a lot of assumptions that people make when I tell them I’m studying to be a Dietitian. One of them is that I’m a “food snob”, which could not be further from the truth. I will literally eat just about anything and dance while doing it. The second is that I eat perfectly all… Continue reading The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Making Meals Healthier


Advice from my Eighteen Year-Old Self

I’m a pretty nostalgic person for being only 20 years old. For most of my life I’ve kept a journal, and I love to look back on things I’ve written from the past. The other day I came across a journal entry I wrote from my Freshman year of college, and in that post I… Continue reading Advice from my Eighteen Year-Old Self


Let’s Talk Dessert

I’ve always been a HUGE dessert gal. When I was little, my favorite dessert was an oreo brownie hot fudge sundae at Dairy Queen. My aunt always jokes about the time when she asked me if she could have a bite, and I responded with “Sure, as long as you don’t take any oreo, brownie,… Continue reading Let’s Talk Dessert


Opting Out of the Food Competition

Living in a small (but lovely) town of about 400 people means there can be limited opportunities for activities to do. Because one can only go to so many movies, and I’m past the point of hanging out in the Walmart parking lot (thank God), I’ve gone out to eat a lot in my 20… Continue reading Opting Out of the Food Competition


Ditching the “Eff it” Attitude

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Fourth of July weekend! I know I did. I got to catch up with a lot of friends who I hadn’t seen in a while, I spent my whole Saturday playing Marco Pollo with my little cousins in the pool, and I ate home-made ice cream. What… Continue reading Ditching the “Eff it” Attitude


Here’s the Tea on Satiety

In my post about Intuitive Eating I mentioned that I would later return to the topic of fullness versus satiety. That’s what I’m doing today! Before I begin, I feel like it’s necessary to explain what satiety is. Simply put, satiety, or being satiated, is the feeling of being satisfied after eating. “Satisfied”, meaning that you don’t feel… Continue reading Here’s the Tea on Satiety