Aging can be very stressful on women in our society, due to physical as well as emotional factors. From a physical perspective, decades of normal “wear and tear” on our bodies, particularly as we approach menopause, can contribute to health concerns requiring additional attention. One of these health concerns is bone health. The following article, written by Kimmie Singh, MS, & RD-to-be, … [Read more...] about How Much Vitamin D Should You be Getting?
We live in a society that values exercise and nutrition as a way to stay healthy, lean and fit and this can cause athlete eating disorders. Over the years, I’ve seen thousands of clients participating in sports at all levels of competition -- from weekend warrior to hard-driving high school, college and even elite athletes. A commonly held belief is that body weight influences performance and … [Read more...] about Sports Participation, Athletes and the Development of Eating Disorders
In our culture today, women* fear weight gain, at all costs, as well as aging. Perimenopause and Menopause are two words that conjure up fear in the hearts and minds of most women* and also people who are assigned female at birth. Diet culture promotes middle-aged female bodies as problematic, and they become a target for both the dieting and anti-aging industries, with many falling prey to … [Read more...] about Transitioning from Perimenopause into Menopause
For so many of my clients, whether working on recovery from an eating disorder or letting go of diets, the Thanksgiving holiday can be filled with dread! 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. Here are some strategies for dealing with the unofficial start of the holiday … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Manage Thanksgiving and all the food
This past week, I was asking people some questions in my Free Facebook Group about some of their biggest struggles when it comes to nutrition, food and body image. The number one comment from folks was how hard it is to stop the chronic dieting. This is a battle so many people have - learning to make peace with food and stop the diets, the restrictions on food, and learn to enjoy food and be … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Steps to Win the Battle with Chronic Dieting
As a certified eating disorder registered dietitian, this is a question I am frequently asked: What is the Difference between Disordered Eating and an Eating Disorder? I am going to shed some light on this for you today and explain it. Picture this: You or your child decide to “get healthier” so you start increasing your intake of fruits and veggies. Sounds great! Yes, it sounds … [Read more...] about What is the Difference between Disordered Eating and an Eating Disorder?