Body Image

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

Eating disorders professionals are frequently using a philosophy called “Health At Every Size” (HAES) to help people recover.  It is based on the idea that we can help people be healthier – physically, mentally, socially – if we take the focus off weight and instead focus on compassionate self-care and respect for body diversity in […]

March 19, 2018

5 important things for you to acknowledge and accept

Eating can either be an act of love and respect for your body… …OR it can be a way to deprive and/or harm yourself. You get to choose. Eating as an act of love and respect: Eating when you are hungry (ideally before you reach the point of ravenous hunger) Eating to nourish your body […]

March 12, 2018

An act of love or harm – your choice

No one has ever tried more diligently to solve a problem than the chronic dieter… …The way you’ve been told to deal with your problem – through control – puts you face-to-face with an impossible dilemma.  You have been told not to do exactly what you need to do.  — Jane Hirschmann and Carol Munter, […]

March 1, 2018

What you’re told to do vs. What you need to do

It is possible to spend your entire life treating your body as if it is an uncompleted project constantly needing renovated.  Many, many people do this. I was getting a pedicure the other day and overheard two older ladies chatting while getting their nails done.  They were talking about their diets and how they needed […]

February 12, 2018

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I'm a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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