Eating Disorders

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

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

If hurtful things have happened to your heart, and you have not yet dealt with them, those old events will continue to produce issues in your life. If we haven’t dealt with the baggage we bring into any given situation, then those hurts and issues will interfere and wreak havoc with whatever new situation we […]

January 22, 2018

Unresolved issues and baggage

In 2013 Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was finally added to the DSM-5 as its own diagnosis.  Prior to that, those patients were lumped into the diagnostic category called “Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified” (EDNOS), which was really just intended to be the category for people whose symptoms were so varied that they didn’t fit specifically […]

December 11, 2017

Binge eating disorder – the most common eating disorder, and nobody’s talking about it

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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