Ways to Manage Food & Exercise that are Anti-Diet

Numbers, timers, scales, and bell curves are not the measure of health- they are external authorities sold to us as measures of goodness, permission, and performance. Fear and disorientation are normal first responses to the idea that perhaps all these wellness apps and fitness trackers are deeply tied to patriarchal motives to co-opt bodies into…

Illustration Series: Intuitive Eating Vampires

I drew this intuitive eating inspired doodles while on vacation in Translyvania (true story!). As I passed through this part of Romania with its kitschy vampire-themed tourism, I got to thinking about how vampires are the perfect mascots for Intuitive Eating: One theory I’d love to research one day is the parallel development of the…

Desire is Not Pathology

Pop-culture “wellness” often pathologizes desire. We are promised that if we can ignore physical hunger, meet our own needs emotionally, and keep our sexual desire confined, we’ll be okay and we won’t have to suffer the affliction of desire. This marketing-tactic is so ingrained that most of us (particularly women) have swallowed it whole. However,…

Body Trust and Food Security – Doodle Series

Intuitive Eating is an approach to eating that can help heal the relationship between food and our bodies and end the diet/weight-cycling cycle. When our brains know food is available and our bodies (re)learn how to feel and respond to the hunger, fullness, and appetite cues we all once knew as infants, we are actually…

Intuitive Eating Infographic: Can we Really Trust our Bodies?

Taking care of a body can be really confusing. As more and more data and tech is deeloped to manage our bodies, it’s tempting to buy all the latest tools and compare and check our stats religiously- but trusting trackers, food logs, and external body ideals can actually erode trust in our own body and…