Food and Drink

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!

Why am I sharing this on an eating disorder blog?  Because it very much applies to eating disorder recovery.  Pregnancy and eating disorders share many themes related to our relationship with our bodies – everything from what we eat to how we feel.     We all will inevitably experience changes in our bodies over […]

June 20, 2018

5 Food and Body Lessons I’m Learning as a Postpartum Mom

We’ve all heard about the benefits of protein. It is an essential nutrient (which is an oxymoron because by definition all nutrients are essential).  But our diet-obsessed culture has hijacked protein and put it on a pedestal as a nutrient that will promote weight loss and help us eat less of those “bad” carbs and […]

May 14, 2018

How much protein do I actually need?

Studies show that when you label a food as "good" or "healthy" you'll often eat more of it. This has been coined the "Halo Effect" with food. And you'll do the same thing when you label foods as "bad" or "unhealthy."  When you initially start allowing yourself to eat what sounds good, you will probably […]

April 9, 2018

The Halo Effect

Remove the labels from food – including good/bad, healthy/unhealthy, junk, clean, etc.  When you were eating intuitively as a toddler you didn’t know anything about food, other than what tasted good.  Your toddler body also knew what it needed.  You ate extra fat when you needed it, same with carbs and protein.  When you were […]

March 26, 2018

Labeling food

“Compassion comes from knowing that we too need compassion, that we all have struggles, adversity, and we see them the way we hope others might see us – through the lens of equality, humanity, and kindness” – Michael E Berrett, PhD, founder of Center for Change in Utah Giving and receiving the gift of compassion […]

December 25, 2017

Christmas, giving, and receiving

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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