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?
The world, as we know it, is changing, minute by minute. Who doesn’t feel some measure of fear and anxiety? It would make sense then, that some people find themselves eating food despite not being physically hungry. Perhaps we want to be comforted, to be nurtured. We eat to avoid our problems. We eat because we are bored. We eat because we are scared. We eat because we are literally working … [Read more...] about Lessons on Emotional Eating During these Trying Times
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with elevated cholesterol, would weight loss be the first thing on your mind? September is National Cholesterol Education Month and I would like to share information about cholesterol and cardiovascular health. Intentional weight loss will not be a focus; rather, the focus will be on promoting health behaviors that are within our control. What is … [Read more...] about National Cholesterol Education Month and Heart Health
How sad that, in our culture, a woman’s relationship with her body often causes insecurity, fear, self-doubt, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, and all too often, self-hatred. The statistics are downright shocking; more than 5-10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men in the US are struggling with eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder (compulsive … [Read more...] about Disordered Eating, Body Image and Menopause
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), compulsive exercise is not recognized as a specific eating disorder per se, but many people struggle with symptoms associated with this term. Serious health consequences can result from compulsive or over-exercising. These include: Loss of bone density Loss of menses (in women) Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S) … [Read more...] about Are you Struggling with Compulsive Exercise?