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It’s nearly impossible to understand eating disorders without talking about the backdrop in which they occur.  I’m referring to WEIGHT STIGMA and the fat phobic culture we live in. Sometimes also referred to as “weight bias,” it is the prejudice and stereotypes that we have against people in larger bodies. From a young age, we […]

July 27, 2018

The intersection of weight stigma and eating disorders

If I had a dollar for every time someone came to me with a “weight problem” or an “emotional eating problem” or a “food addiction problem,” I’d own my own private island by now (j/k…)  You get what I’m saying though, that people frequently blame food and weight as their “problem” to be solved. But […]

July 15, 2018

The problem is what you define as the problem

Why am I sharing this on an eating disorder blog?  Because it very much applies to eating disorder recovery.  Pregnancy and eating disorders share many themes related to our relationship with our bodies – everything from what we eat to how we feel.     We all will inevitably experience changes in our bodies over […]

June 20, 2018

5 Food and Body Lessons I’m Learning as a Postpartum Mom

It can actually be very helpful if it prompts you to look at the emotions that led you to food in the first place. Many times it’s not until after the fact that a person will realize they ate emotionally.  The typical response goes something like:   I can’t believe I did it again!  I’m […]

May 22, 2018

Why emotional eating can be a wonderful thing

We’ve all heard about the benefits of protein. It is an essential nutrient (which is an oxymoron because by definition all nutrients are essential).  But our diet-obsessed culture has hijacked protein and put it on a pedestal as a nutrient that will promote weight loss and help us eat less of those “bad” carbs and […]

May 14, 2018

How much protein do I actually need?

Studies show that when you label a food as "good" or "healthy" you'll often eat more of it. This has been coined the "Halo Effect" with food. And you'll do the same thing when you label foods as "bad" or "unhealthy."  When you initially start allowing yourself to eat what sounds good, you will probably […]

April 9, 2018

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