The Thanksgiving holiday can be filled with dread when you are working on recovery from an eating disorder or letting go of diets. Living in diet culture, we are surrounded by people inadvertently judging food choices, while at the same time commenting on their own food intake and body image, especially those with eating disorders. Here are some strategies that we share with our clients and … [Read more...] about Tips to Manage the Holidays when Letting Go of Diets
The Recipes for Recovery Cookbook is on sale now !! My colleague and fellow dietitian, Diana Ushay, and I created the Recipes for Recovery Cookbook, to help you challenge the eating disorder voice and take back control of your life. I am excited to announce that it is now available for purchase. Get your copy of this cookbook today, filled with recipes to help you and inspire you to try new … [Read more...] about Recipes for Recovery Cookbook
How do you feel about snacking? Do you have any thoughts about eating between your meals? I have noticed some of my clients struggling with deciding what to eat, particularly snacking between meals. They acknowledge that snacking is scary if it goes against their “food rules” about eating at specific times, even if they notice feeling hungry. Snacking is very important in eating disorder … [Read more...] about Tips on Planning Snacks with Success
I am often asked about the difference between overeating, emotional eating, and binge eating disorder. So today I wanted to share with you the differences between each and talk a little more about Binge Eating Disorder in particular, as surprisingly, this is the most common eating disorder in the United States. In this article, we will explore more about this common eating disorder that is … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Overeating, Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Disorder?
Are you using food as a coping tool? You're not alone. Stress brings this on and it’s been a really long, stressful first two weeks of the year. Between the angry mob of white supremacists storming the capital, the second impeachment of this President, then add in the COVID 19 pandemic … it’s hard to focus and it is stressful! It’s also normal to use food as a coping tool - whether that means … [Read more...] about 4 Signs You Are Restricting Your Food
I wanted to share something that came up during my Holiday Survive and Thrive Challenge last week. During the lessons and conversations that happened during the Challenge, one question came up that I believe confuses many people. That question is..."What is Disordered Eating?" This is a term that can confuse many, so let's clear that up now. Disordered eating is different than an eating … [Read more...] about One question that confuses many…What is Disordered Eating?