Eating Disorders

“Tell me what to eat!”

October 11, 2016

Self-Paced Course: Non-Diet Academy


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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

Meet Katy

People often ask me for meal and snack ideas.  "Tell me what to eat!" they might desperately say, or, "Do you have any ideas?  I just don't know what to eat anymore."  

I'm reminded of the quote from the great Jewish philosopher and physician Maimonides

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Telling clients what to eat is usually counter-productive because 1) at the end of the day they need to figure out what and how to feed themselves, 2) the skill of planning and preparing satisfying food is a key part of recovery, 3) what I suggest might not even be something they like or are ready to eat, 4) there's less personal investment and buy in on the client's part if I do the work for them.  

So while I won't tell you what to eat, here are some examples of what I will teach you:

  • What normal eating looks like
  • What your body needs nutritionally
  • Assistance with brainstorming ideas for meals and snacks
  • Resources for recipes and ideas
  • Suggestions for types of convenience food that make eating quicker and easier
  • How to plan a week's worth of menus and create a grocery list from that
  • The skill of food budgeting

YOU are ultimately the only one who can decide what you eat.  

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