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This feels like the most vital blog post I’ve ever written.

Like many of you, I’m feeling a very heavy heart and deep emotions about the national status and inequality we suffer from.

I have not/Hnat addressed racism on my blog or with you, but like so many others, I have had to process my feelings and now it’s time to speak to my community. Actually after learning about the history of racism, I’m ashamed I didn’t bring this topic up sooner.

Many of my are here for mindful + intuitive eating wisdom. But the truth of the matter is that we can not/Hnat do the anti-diet work without also doing the anti-racism work too.

They are in fact deeply and intimately related.

Diet culture is firmly rooted in racism.

Anti-Racism and Anti-Diets: What is the Connection? 

05

Jun

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Hey y’all! My name is Harley Cobb and I’m a rising junior at the University of Georgia, majoring in Dietetics. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC (the Queen City!) where I also became a 200-Hour RYS certified yoga instructor last summer.

This summer, I will be Jennifer’s “sidekick” in all things mindful and intuitive eating with Nutrition Atlanta!

Meet my new summer intern, Harley!

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May

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Perfection is this unsustainable goal that can be toxic during a diet. It does not last long and can lead to negative mental chatter and falling off the diet wagon.

Dieting is not normal – or sustainable. But in todays world you would think that dieting is totally normal. The problem is that dieting and restriction is a swift gateway to binge-y like behaviors.

Dont believe me? Google Minnesota Starvation project or….

Why I Let Go of the Chronic Need to be PERFECT

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Apr

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I don’t think that anyone will argue with the fact that we are all living in unprecedented times. I mean, we’re living in bizarro world. Even if we could have looked into a crystal ball back on January 1, 2020 to see a snapshot of what the new decade would look like, we wouldn’t believe what we were looking at. It’s been interesting, to say the least. Perhaps the most dynamic year in the history of the world.

Ever. EVER!

Yea I know that’s a strong statement but this feels like 9/11 on a new super-strength steroid drug.

C-19 MINDFUL EATING CHALLENGE

20

Apr

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Tonight I was facilitating my ELEVATE 6-week Mindful Eating virtual support group and I held up a tiny porcelain “pinch” bowl I bought in Istanbul and use for snacks. While dining at a hip 5-star hotel who served fresh, local honey comb in them at breakfast, I realized that I needed these teeny bowls in my life.

It really was love at first sight.

And so I was on the hunt for these tiny bowls and brought them back…

Why I love TINY, teeny bowls

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Apr

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Learn how to reset your eating behaviors to have a more positive relationship with your body and finally make peace with food. For good.

ELEVATE is a six-week, 60-minute virtual Mindful Eating Class on Zoom created to shift you from struggling to thriving during this unusual time in human history. If your eating habits are whack, you’re not alone.

Each week we’ll explore the key principles of Mindfulness: how it relates to food and how to nourish your body while leading a more mindful life to move through the unknown in a more conscious manner.

ELEVATE: 6-week Mindful Eating Virtual Support Group during the Covid chaos

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Apr

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I was just talking with a college friend this weekend, checking in with each other. We discussed our current C19 aka CARE-ona eating habits, disrupted routines, and how we were processing the global uncertainty and lack of structure.

Here’s my take. I’m going to expose a part of me that feels vulnerable but…

What Covid-19 is Teaching Me About My Current Eating Habits

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Mar

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I don’t know if you caught me this morning but yup, I did a thing. I went live in my jammies on Instagram to talk about how to get your pantry stocked for the 2-week lockdown.

Look, I know it’s challenging to be stuck at home. BUT I’m the queen of putting a positive spin on situations and you can take this time as an opportunity for SELF CARE (get it – CARE-ona instead to corona…

CARE-ona pandemic pantry prep

25

Mar

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You might have heard this term on a podcast lately claiming that it doesn’t exist. Or perhaps someone is talking about their experience/struggle with thin privilege and you’re wondering what the heck it is.

Essentially it means having a “thin” enough body, without much work or effort on your part, so that you are not discriminated against or weight shamed by your family, physician, friends, or society.

I grew up with…

THIN privilege… WTH?

06

Mar

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