anxiety
I began the cycle again in September. I felt fat and ugly and then I wrote about feeling fat and ugly and then people on the Internet were like, it’s true, you are fat and ugly, so I decided to go on a diet. Then at the last minute, I opted out.
in

Jul 10, 2014 at 6:00pm | 51 comments

food
The FDA is proposing some controversial changes to that familiar "nutrition facts" label, like accounting for the fact that NO ONE eats just a half-cup of ice cream. Are you into it?
in

Mar 28, 2014 at 3:00pm | 155 comments

food
When we first got together two years ago, I was a little bit concerned about our different approaches to eating. As it turns out, it’s not a big deal at all.
in

Feb 6, 2014 at 5:00pm | 234 comments

the frisky
I stopped eating intuitively when I was a kid. I can’t pinpoint one exact moment that my sense of hunger became more emotional than physical, but I remember lots of little moments that helped redefine my relationship with food.
brunch
Brunch should be reserved for Mother's Day and for when you are still drunk from the night before. Shut up with your artisanal bread-toast!
in

Jan 2, 2014 at 12:00pm | 187 comments

food
Not for diet reasons, but because I literally can't stop returning to the kitchen to shove it in my maw, regardless of whether I'm hungry, to the point that I actually make myself sick. Good times.
unpopular opinion
I wonder why skinny girls stuff their faces at Chipotle and still get to be skinny (yes, “get to be,” because skinny equals privilege in our world) and I count my 1,500 cals every day while being denied that privilege that the weight loss industry says should come from doing so.
clean food
weight loss
cake
Sure there are naturally thin women, but women who look like models don’t eat fast food and beer every day. Can we be honest about this?
in

Sep 10, 2013 at 3:00pm | 693 comments

xofood
I love the idea of it, but putting it in practise is always much more difficult than I anticipate.
embarrassing moments
“How’s it going?” Matt Damon asks while looking at me like I’m INSANE and my mind goes blank.
eating
food
I’ve been in New York just under three weeks and one of the things that’s made this journey really incredible is the food.
in

May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm | 92 comments

food
I really just can’t be bothered to give one single shit about what I look like when I’m eating.
in

Mar 29, 2013 at 3:30pm | 142 comments

disordered eating
I'd estimate that at the end of the day, my diet consists approximately of 30% mooched work snacks and 70% congealed unsaturated fat covered with hot sauce, along with a couple of bunches of kale thrown in here and there. I carry around a lot of weird guilt about how unhealthy that is.
eating
I haven't been able to determine what came first: the aversion to germs or the aversion to food.
food science
Food science is cool and all, but it doesn't know everything. Including how many calories are in that snack pack.
eating
One piece of red velvet cake is 14 points. See you at dinner, real food!
in

Jan 4, 2013 at 3:00pm | 304 comments

food
According to my doctor, a person with a broken bone needs as many calories as a “very active” person during the healing process -– and, at least in my case, my body has responded with a deep and abiding hunger. Smart move, body.
in

Dec 20, 2012 at 2:00pm | 25 comments

food
Anything that could be classified as "junk food" could not be eaten (or even carried) in public. Eating alone, in fact, behind closed doors, was preferable whenever possible.
in

Nov 8, 2012 at 3:04pm | 640 comments

food
A few years ago it dawned on me that the replacement diet foods I had been using to not get fat and miserable were actually making me fat and miserable.