Exercise

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from clients about how to change their relationship with exercise, and what exercise looks like as part of the recovery process.  It’s a sticky topic, for sure, and I’ve decided to tackle it here today.  Or to at least start the conversation. There’s a lot we don’t […]

November 7, 2017

Strategies for incorporating exercise in recovery

Having just come back from the Eating Disorder in Sport Conference put on by the Victory Program at McCallum Place, I am all jazzed up about this topic of exercise and eating disorders. Here’s the thing, if you are “running on empty” – that is, exercising without adequately fueling your body – then it is […]

August 7, 2017

Finding peace with exercise

I got an ad in the mail today for a gym, promising results (i.e. weight loss) for anyone who would join. Here's what you're really getting with your membership: A shaming "health" assessment where you are told your BMI, body fat % and other nonsensical numbers that make you feel like crap. A restrictive diet from […]

December 30, 2016

Repost: Results Guaranteed

We live in a culture that equates exercise with burning calories and weight loss.  Although it is often veiled under the premise of "health" – IMHO health is just another code word for weight loss.   There are a few problems with this: Exercise doesn't burn as many calories as you think it does.  And, […]

December 13, 2016

The problem(s) with exercising for “health”

Most people can cite the health benefits of exercise.  Yet that doesn't make us more likely to do it.  In fact, I get a bad taste in my mouth when I say the word exercise.  Let's go ahead and replace it with a more palatable word: movement.  How do you feel after you do movement? […]

November 4, 2016

Exercise: Transforming it from a chore into an artful form of self-respect

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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