Let go of diet rules and trust your body

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…

’Tis the season to be jolly, not the season to be riddled with food anxiety and body hate.

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…

Imagine my surprise when the thing I hated most about myself turned out to be my biggest blessing

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…

Last week, after 11 weeks of pregnancy, I had a miscarriage. Nothing prepared me for what would happen next.

Trigger warning: this article contains a graphic description of miscarriage and its physical symptoms.

The internet and pregnancy books are full of information about what to expect when you’re expecting. What foods to avoid, which supplements to take, and how to prepare for labour. …

What if our food cravings were actually a symptom of something else?

There’s nothing worse than the feeling of not being able to stop eating.

You want to, but you can’t. Despite your best intentions, it’s like a part of you takes over and just eats, and eats, and eats, leaving you feeling completely powerless over food.

People who’ve never struggled with…

Joni Seeto

Former binge-eater turned therapist. FREE quiz: Why you keep turning to food (even when you’re determined not to!) https://joniseeto.com/decode-your-cravings

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