Heavy Reactions

I recently read a heartbreaking story of a mother who simultaneously dealt with issues of her weight and her son’s fatal cancer. While pregnant with her second child and sitting with her eldest in the hospital, she realized she hadn’t eaten in three days. The nurses convinced her to have a bowl of mac and…

A ‘Liviting’ Life (or How I Quit Dieting)

Have you ever considered the root word of diet to be die? A diet I signed up for in high school had this same realization and touted itself as a live-it instead. Some riveting life! I still found myself dreading the weekly weigh-ins and quickly getting discouraged when I didn’t have the same results as my peers. Dress it up and call it what you want, but it still is what it is.

Hi. I’m Amanda. And I’m a serial dieter. Counting calories, counting/eliminating carbs, binge-ing on cabbage soup, South Beach, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Paleo — you name it, I’ve done it.