Eating Disorders

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

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

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

I sat in the pew at church this past weekend, and something the priest said really stuck with me.  He was translating the 10 Commandments into words that were relatable in our modern-day lives, and when he got to “Thou shall not kill” he pointed out that this commandment enshrines life.  It’s not merely about […]

March 5, 2018

Recovering your dignity

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

‘The human nervous system is plastic in a very important way, which means your experience of the world can be radically transformed.” — Sam Harris, PhD   What this should instill in you is HOPE. HOPE that if you keep working at your recovery, things will get better. HOPE that you really can change the […]

February 5, 2018

How you can change the way you think about food

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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