Stimulant Abuse in Bodybuilding

In today’s blog post, we tackle an oddly hushed issue in the world of bodybuilding: stimulant abuse. This is something that was a large part of the disordered eating behaviors in my own bodybuilding history and is something I know for a fact loads of others engage in. Read on to understand why this is so dangerous and what to do about it.

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Can Intuitive Eating Ever "Go Wrong"?

The #1 response I get when it comes to intuitive eating is something to the effect of “If I were to eat intuitively, I’d eat everything in sight!” Today’s blog post addresses this concern and explains whether it’s possible for intuitive eating to ever “go wrong.”

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Are There Any Foods You SHOULDN'T Eat?

Are there any foods you should keep off limits? Is restriction EVER a good idea? To answer this, we dive into the 5 major reasons someone might restrict a certain food or food group from their diet. We look at each of these and arrive at a real answer. This is super helpful if you’re still unsure about the concept of intuitive eating and Food Freedom.

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The #1 Reason You’re Stuck in the Binge Cycle

If you're going through binge-eating behaviors and are afraid they may never stop, or that nothing you've tried has worked, don't worry, you're not alone... I was in that EXACT same place years ago. But I ended up making a full and permanent recovery from my binge-eating. My relationship with food now is better than it's ever been, and I think the reason I'm sharing with you today could be a big piece of the puzzle in your own recovery journey!

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Eating Disorders: A Family's Experience

This guest post from Pam Nugent is as profoundly important as it is tragic. She describes the intense eating disorder experience her late son Laurence and her family had to go through. But she also leaves us with an incredibly important takeaway, about men with eating disorders and the importance of a family network.

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Can You Be Body-Positive While Changing Your Body?

This guest blog post from emotional eating coach Sasha Fardell tackles the tough question of whether we can incite change in our bodies while still remaining body-positive. She addresses it objectively and provides an answer I personally took a lot away from, and I’m sure you will too.

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51 Healthy Habits to Start Building Today

If you’re looking for a full-length, comprehensive list of some of the healthiest non-restrictive habits to build, look no further. Complete with resources and tips… I promise you’ll be able to find something that works for you!

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Athena's Eating Disorder Story

…this is a struggle that starts and ends with you. People can support you, but you have do this for yourself. And the only way out is through. So feel the fear and the pain. Let it all in, and then let it all go.

Read more of Athena’s courageous story, for motivation and appreciation of what people struggling through eating disorders are up against.

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43 Reasons Not to Diet and 31 New Year's Resolutions to Set Instead

Bar none the most popular New Year’s Resolution worldwide is to lose weight. But I’ve got 43 compelling reasons this is not a good idea. Read on for all of those, plus 31 Resolutions you could set instead!

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Join Andréa and Me in the #NoScaleHoliday Challenge

Join binge and overeating coach Andrea Lussing and myself in getting the #NoScaleHoliday word out. This holiday season, take care of yourself, spend time with loved ones, and learn to appreciate all that you have to offer. As it turns out, the scale has no part in any of that. Read my interview with Andrea here!

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Do You Absorb All the Calories During a Binge?

I’ve received this question a good number of times and figured it deserved a comprehensive and concise response, which is exactly what you have here!

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How to Deal with Post-Contest Binge Eating

The period after a physique competition can be overwhelming and intense, but with these four steps, you can sidestep all of that madness and return to normalcy!

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Bodybuilding - The Glorified Eating Disorder

This picture only shows about 5% of what was going through my mind. I hated myself, was dependent on stimulants just to stay awake, and was terrified of the inevitable binge.

And that wasn’t just my experience… Read on to learn more.

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CDR: The One Concept I Teach All My Clients

CDR explains why diets fail, why stress is such a key player, and how to avoid “willpower depletion.” There’s a reason I make sure to teach this to all of my clients.

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5 Steps to a Binge-Free Halloween

It’s Halloween, the one day of the year that seems as if it were literally designed to trigger a binge. How do you possibly go about managing it without any restriction or “raw willpower” at all?

Simple. Just implement these 5 steps.

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Emily's Eating Disorder Story

When she was 14, her life turned upside down with a vicious eating disorder. But Emily did not let this disease define her, which her relentlessly positive attitude shows. Read more to learn about Emily’s traumatic experiences and the strength she’s had to cultivate so early in life.

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