Eating Disorders

I am fully aware that this is a topic that has been written about extensively in the eating disorder community, so it’s not novel by any means.  Yet, calorie counting continues to be an ongoing problem that I witness every day, so we need to keep talking about it. Counting calories is often something that […]

August 28, 2018

Help! I can’t stop calorie counting and it’s driving me nuts!

Many tears are shed in my office – tears that ultimately lead to healing.  It’s absolutely fascinating how much emotion comes up when we are talking about eating and body image.  (Which is why I couldn’t do what I do without the therapists I team with – you guys rock!). Clients often come to their […]

August 21, 2018

What I’m listening for as your dietitian

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

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

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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