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

Frown if you gotta.

Don't Pretend To Be OK When You're Not

Pretending you’re OK when you're not is lying — lying to yourself. And it will keep you not OK.

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Just eat the burger.

The Reasons Why You Are Binge Eating And How I Stopped

I was a binge eater for the first 24 years of my life. As far back as I can remember, I would binge on food. My mom was a health nut and very judgmental about junk, and I wanted Goldfish, goddamnit! I felt like all that almond butter was stopping me from having a full childhood. And so I did my best to get in as many Cheez-Its and Fruit Loops and Snickers when I could.

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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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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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Don't be surprised when diets don't work forever.

14 Reasons Why Dieting Shouldn't Be Your Resolution #ditchthediet2016

Dieting is bad for your body, health, relationship with food, relationship with your body, metabolism, and really bad for natural weight stabilization. Of course we are not taught that. We are taught in so many ways that dieting works long-term (it doesn’t) and that losing weight is the simplest and easiest life enhancement we can pursue (it’s not).

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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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Only you can make a difference...

Shifting Focus: How To Honor Instead Of Shame Our Bodies

We haven’t quite escaped the influence of the Puritans yet...We still tend to regard our bodies, our eating, our desires, and anything else of this earth as “bad,” “weak,” or “sinful.”

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"Stop waiting. Go be awesome."

The Not Skinny Enough Excuse: Why Do We Wait For Happiness Until We Are Skinny?  

So many of us are waiting until we're skinnier. We're putting off dreams, big plans, and just plain old feeling good about ourselves until an elusive, future day when we think we will finally deserve what we want. Do you do this?

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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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Weight is actually healthy. (GASP!)

Why "Calories In Vs Calories Out" Is A Lie

We have been told that that's how it works: calories in vs calories out. "Eat less than you expend and you'll lose weight."

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