Caroline Dooner

Caroline Dooner

Bio

Caroline Dooner is writer, performer, and creator of The Fuck It Diet. She is a normal eating expert and wants women to start taking up space and speaking up. Follow her on Instagram.

Caroline Dooner Articles

This won't be your last pie. Trust us.

How To Come To Terms With Holiday Binge Eating Without Guilt

It’s that time of year when everyone is obsessed with not eating too much food. It’s like a cultural rite of passage: Will you complain about how much food you’re eating this holiday? Will you discuss how bad you’ve been and how you plan on repenting come January 1st?

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Other people’s actions? Other people’s opinions? Can’t do anything about it.

Why Our Need To Be In Control Fuels The Diet Mentality

I teach people how to eat normally after dieting. And across the board, the people I work with all describe themselves as “type A personalities” or “perfectionists.”

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Don't swipe right too many times...you'll be sorry.

What I've Learned About Modern Dating: Facebook, Tinder, And Real Life

I am a heterosexual woman looking for a relationship with someone I am attracted to, has a sense of humor, and isn’t a serial killer or too depressive. Someone that hopefully doesn’t have children, lives within…three hours of me, doesn’t think that monogamy “just isn’t natural,” and wants to date me, maybe even forever. That’s basically all I am looking for.

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You can love, accept, and appreciate yourself and your body now, independent of your weight.

7 Reasons Why "I Need To Lose Weight" Is A Damn Lie

I’ve heard this so many times: “Your talk of normal eating and body love is all good and fine — but I need to lose weight.” This is what I have to say to you: You don’t.

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We currently operate under the assumption that eating less, restricting food choices, and constantly micromanaging our intake are all healthy, normal activities.

What Diet Companies Don't Want You To Know: Diets Don't Work

The truth is, your body does not want you to restrict your food, and it does not want you to lose weight, especially when it feels like food is scarce. So, your body will sabotage your efforts almost every time — while also making it harder and harder to lose weight the more 'famines' you put it through.

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Looks like we lost another one to dieting.

Are Diets The New Religion?

Have you ever noticed how cultish fad diets can be? I didn’t, because I was in the cult. And cult members never think they are part of a cult. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that today’s diets may be filling the same human societal role that religions fill, and not in a good way.

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Eat the cotton candy and enjoy it!

What Weight Gain Really Means

Our culture has decided that gaining weight is the worst thing ever. And we have gotten the message in a multitude of sneaky or super blatant ways.

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We want to stuff it down, pretend everything is fine, and just NOT GO THERE.

How To Stop Numbing Your Emotions — And Start Feeling Them

But here is the secret I've learned from years of misery and failure: Food IS naturally comforting to us. And that is perfectly fine.

Food, TV, alcohol, exercise, rest, intimacy, and sex, are all perfectly acceptable, natural ways that we humans get comfort.

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Be you, no diet necessary.

The Diet Identity: Why You Should Lose Your Relationship To Your Weight 

It’s really hard to exist in this culture as a woman who does not talk about or complain about weight. Why? Because we are so conditioned and used to talking about weight that it is a big shift to leave it behind.

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Enhance, don't control, your life with eating.

How To Not Intuitively Eat #DitchTheDiet2016

I'm an anti-diet teacher. I teach chronic, obsessed dieters how to eat normally, trust their bodies, and fully commit to living their lives now, not 30 pounds from now.

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