If you are over the age of 40, 50, or 60+ ……I am confident you had a lot of diet culture growing up. And probably a lot of negative body talk and obsessing about diets and weight gain. Like many clients we work with, you are tired of being on a diet, hating your body or both. This is why working with a professional is often a path folks take. They know that expertise will help them navigate … [Read more...] about 5 Ways a Group Support Program can Help You Grow
Eating Disorder Recovery
A well-balanced diet includes eating fruits and vegetables of different colors every day. A well-balanced diet, which includes fruits and vegetables with an assortment of colors helps ensure your body is getting all the beneficial phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber it needs to function optimally. How do these elements help your body? Phytochemicals are substances found in fruits, … [Read more...] about Eat the Rainbow of Nutrition with your Fruits and Vegetables
The prevalence of eating disorders in teens has been on the rise over the past two decades. Due to the anxiety and stress unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevalence and severity of eating disorders is spiking even more, particularly in adolescents and young adults. If you are concerned your child or teen may be exhibiting signs of an eating disorder, finding help and intervening early is … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Eating Disorders in Teens and Adolescents
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
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 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?