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How I Stopped Binge Eating (without professional help)

I’ve been in self-led recovery from bulimia since I quit fitness competitions in March of 2016. But even a year into recovery, I still suffered from extreme body dysmorphia, lack of self confidence, and worst of all, binge eating. Binge eating is something that...

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9 Tips to Boost Your Body Confidence!

True confidence is not about feeling pretty. In fact, it’s not about looks at all. Confidence is about knowing that you’re worthy and capable even if you don’t “feel pretty" some days. I often get questions asking “girl, how did you get so confident?” Or “I wish I was...

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8 Tips to Feel SEXY & CONFIDENT in the Bedroom

For as long as I could remember, I’ve been ashamed of my body. And not just because I disliked my body, but because I internalized how others reacted to it. Since I hit puberty at age 11, I got the hungry stares, suggestive comments, and vulgar cat-calls from men, as...

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7 Tips to Feel More Comfortable in Your Body

There’s one thing that people miss when they give confidence advice and say “just love yourself”... I mean if it was that easy, then we’d all be embracing our bodies at any size/shape/weight, not judging ourselves and others on appearance and not spending $90 BILLION...

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How To Deal with Weight Gain

!myI’m embarrassed to admit this, but my biggest fear used to be gaining weight. No, really, if you would’ve asked me 3 years ago what I was most scared of, I wouldn’t say sharks or losing a family member… I’d say “getting fat.” I always thought that being ‘thinner’...

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10 Steps to Stop Binge Eating

I often get asked what “cured” my binge eating disorder after struggling with it for YEARS (on and off since I was 11 years old). The honest answer is that there was no ONE thing that made me stop binging right away, but looking back now there were some crucial steps...

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Essentials for Healing from an Eating Disorder

Originally published on Metiza Magazine Although I've been in self-led recovery from bulimia since I quit fitness competitions last May, I still suffered from extreme body dysmorphia, lack of self confidence, and worst of all, binge eating. After lots of...

read more

Embracing My Story

It’s always intriguing hearing someone else’s life story, their chain of events, and how things played out to bring them to where they are right now. My mom is a perfect example of a fascinating life story. She grew up in Moscow in the last three decades of the 20th...

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Why I Quit Bikini Competitions

As a former bikini fitness model and competitor, it's very important for me to share my experiences in the fitness industry and shine light on the fact that everything is not what it seems. It breaks my heart that young girls are looking up to fitness models on...

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Hi, I’m Mary and after recovering from an eating disorder and healing my body, mind, and spirit, I started my online platform Mary’s Cup of Tea, to inspire women to embrace their bodies and love themselves unconditionally. Now, I travel to beautiful places hosting my worldwide self-love retreats while sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and online courses.

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Hi, I’m Mary and after recovering from an eating disorder and healing my body, mind, and spirit, I started my online platform Mary’s Cup of Tea, to inspire women to find their own inner peace and unconditional self-love. Now, I travel to beautiful places and eat yummy foods while sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and online courses. Welcome!

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How I Stopped Binge Eating (without professional help)

I’ve been in self-led recovery from bulimia since I quit fitness competitions in March of 2016. But even a year into recovery, I still suffered from extreme body dysmorphia, lack of self confidence, and worst of all, binge eating. Binge eating is something that...

read more

9 Tips to Boost Your Body Confidence!

True confidence is not about feeling pretty. In fact, it’s not about looks at all. Confidence is about knowing that you’re worthy and capable even if you don’t “feel pretty" some days. I often get questions asking “girl, how did you get so confident?” Or “I wish I was...

read more

8 Tips to Feel SEXY & CONFIDENT in the Bedroom

For as long as I could remember, I’ve been ashamed of my body. And not just because I disliked my body, but because I internalized how others reacted to it. Since I hit puberty at age 11, I got the hungry stares, suggestive comments, and vulgar cat-calls from men, as...

read more

7 Tips to Feel More Comfortable in Your Body

There’s one thing that people miss when they give confidence advice and say “just love yourself”... I mean if it was that easy, then we’d all be embracing our bodies at any size/shape/weight, not judging ourselves and others on appearance and not spending $90 BILLION...

read more

How To Deal with Weight Gain

!myI’m embarrassed to admit this, but my biggest fear used to be gaining weight. No, really, if you would’ve asked me 3 years ago what I was most scared of, I wouldn’t say sharks or losing a family member… I’d say “getting fat.” I always thought that being ‘thinner’...

read more

10 Steps to Stop Binge Eating

I often get asked what “cured” my binge eating disorder after struggling with it for YEARS (on and off since I was 11 years old). The honest answer is that there was no ONE thing that made me stop binging right away, but looking back now there were some crucial steps...

read more

Essentials for Healing from an Eating Disorder

Originally published on Metiza Magazine Although I've been in self-led recovery from bulimia since I quit fitness competitions last May, I still suffered from extreme body dysmorphia, lack of self confidence, and worst of all, binge eating. After lots of...

read more

Embracing My Story

It’s always intriguing hearing someone else’s life story, their chain of events, and how things played out to bring them to where they are right now. My mom is a perfect example of a fascinating life story. She grew up in Moscow in the last three decades of the 20th...

read more

Why I Quit Bikini Competitions

As a former bikini fitness model and competitor, it's very important for me to share my experiences in the fitness industry and shine light on the fact that everything is not what it seems. It breaks my heart that young girls are looking up to fitness models on...

read more

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