5 Major Downsides to Intuitive Eating

I’m excited to talk to you today, I get this question ALL the time!

I want you to walk away with a better understanding of some major downsides you want to avoid around intuitive eating in regards to binge eating, extreme hunger, and food obsession or mental hunger.

I've worked with many people who end up stressed and confused when...


STORY BEHIND MY BOOK COVER - Is Orthorexia to be taken seriously?

Hey everybody :) Welcome back!

I've had many discussions with other people behind the scenes about why I picked the photo on my book, for the cover of my book. Because some people have said, "Why did you pick that photo? That might be triggering for some people."

And I get that, and I've considered changing it, but at the same time, I don't...


Not Sure Where Your Weight Set Point Will End Up? ED & Diet Recovery

Today I want to talk about briefly, the set weight point theory just to touch up on that!

And also, I've been hearing a lot of people talking about how they don't necessarily know their set point weight, and they're wondering if that has an effect on if they can get back to their set weight point.

For people that have dieted maybe their whole...


Thirst Cues VS Hunger Cues - How Much Water Should You Be Drinking? ED / Orthorexia Recovery

If you've been watching my youtube videos/reading my blogs, we've been talking about food and hunger cues, but what about water and thirst cues, right?

And I've got quite a few questions on this recently like, "How should I approach water? Should it be the same as food? How much water did you drink in recovery? How much water should I be...


Emotional Outpour and Overwhelm in ED/Diet Recovery?

Hey, everyone. Kayla here, thanks for joining me today. :)

I've had so many people recently bring this up, I had to write about it finally... that is - feeling like an emotional wreck or just a general overwhelming feeling of emotions in recovery.

Most people will go through this at some point in their recovery.

And it's not like at this...


Coronavirus CVOID19 and Your ED Recovery

Hey, everyone. Kayla here, welcome back to another post. :)

Weird times right now, right? Especially to be in recovery. So, I thought it would probably be good to touch on some of the things that I've been reflecting about, and how this time can affect recovery, and how this time can be a period of growth.


I don't know where you're at in...


Edema / Water Retention / Swelling - Lasting Longer than a Year in ED/Diet Recovery

Hey, everyone. Kayla here with Damn the Diets :)

Thanks for joining me for another post today.

Today I want to talk about edema, water retention, puffiness, swelling once more!

I talk about this quite a bit on my channel, haven't talked about it in a while. I wanted to bring it up to clear up a couple things just from my point of view...


It’s that time of year again…New Year, Same ED Recovery Method!

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog in 2020!

I know that this time of year can maybe be a little bit difficult, maybe challenging, especially when you’re in recovery, and you’re trying to challenge all these diet lies, and diet culture, and beauty culture, and trying to gain weight for whatever reason, to recover, trying to...


“Will I Gain More Weight Eating Processed Foods” in ED/Diet Recovery?

Snickers, they can be the best protein bars.

That’s actually what I want to talk to you about today!

I keep hearing a lot of people talk about how they “should” be eating more whole foods in their recovery, or they haven’t yet incorporated processed foods into their recovery yet because they have this huge fear that if...


No Extreme Hunger // Lack of Physical Appetite in ED Recovery?

Are you facing no physical extreme hunger, no appetite, no physical hunger when you’re coming from a past of an energy deficit of any kind?

You guys have heard me talk a lot about extreme physical hunger, but not a lot about the absence of hunger. Some of you guys have been asking on other posts/videos like, “What if I don’t...

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