Body Image

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

How long are you going to live your life this way?

With effective treatment, eating disorder behaviors related to food and exercise subside.  Many times loved ones perceive that this means the individual is “over” the eating disorder.  But those who have suffered know that this is typically just the beginning. That’s because body image often gets worse before it gets better as behaviors are decreased […]

January 29, 2018

When you’re no longer using eating disorder behaviors but your body image still sucks

Ask an adult what they like about their body and you’ll likely get a response along these lines: “Nothing.” “I guess I don’t mind my hair/eyes/etc.” (Often a part of the body that we don’t judge on its fatness.  Also note the disqualifies of “I guess” and “I don’t mind.”) (Nervous laughing) followed by “I’m […]

January 8, 2018

Body image in kids vs adults

I was driving my son to daycare today, dressed in gym shorts and a t-shirt, my hair and makeup undone.  And I caught myself worrying about what the daycare teachers would think of me.   As I got back home and was walking my dog, I was contemplating how we do this all the time. […]

July 31, 2017

Snap judgments

I was standing in line at Starbucks today and a conversation at a nearby table caught my attention.  It was 3 middle-aged men sitting there, and one of them was going on and on about his opinions on weight.  "Being overweight is what's unhealthy!  Think about it, you don't see fat people in nursing homes. […]

June 5, 2017

Don’t take your health advice from the guy sitting at Starbucks

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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