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?
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This Thanksgiving and December Holiday meal times will be strange, plain and simple. For many of us with families out of town, our celebrations will be small. Still, some of my clients have expressed concern about those obnoxious food and body comments that always seem to arise at family get-togethers. “Did you gain those quarantine 15 too?” “You look so thin? What have you been doing?” and … [Read more...] about 5 tips to enjoy Holiday Meals this year with Family and Friends
How do we develop a healthy habit? While attempting to feel productive during the quarantine, I cleaned out my desk drawers and came upon some old planners. Leafing through these planners, I kept noticing the same two goals atop each page – to exercise and meditate. This was a lightbulb moment for me because somehow, without realizing, I had achieved these goals. I now exercise and … [Read more...] about How to Use Habits to Reach Your Intuitive Eating and Self-care Goals
We must say NO to Dieting, Even When Thoughts of Weight Loss are Ever-present Well, this past week has been very stressful! Hurricane Isaias missed my mother in Florida but took out my power in New York for 7 days. I think ordinarily I would have felt a little inconvenienced but in the age of COVID, every little annoyance seems more intense. I mean, who remembers food safety when deciding … [Read more...] about Tips to help you say NO to dieting during the pandemic
Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, festivities and FOOD. While the notion of gathering with loved ones around the table is pleasant for many with an eating disorder, it can be filled with landmines if you’re struggling with food, weight, and/or body image. If you’re a chronic dieter, large holiday meals can reinforce binge behavior. Dieting, in fact, predicts binge eating, which in turn, … [Read more...] about Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays and Holiday Meals
Fatphobia, or weight stigma as it is often referred to, impacts us all, but impacts people in larger bodies the most. We are a culture that equates *fat* with ill health, and often describes fat people as lazy, unintelligent, or sloppy. This diet culture that we live in creates a fear of fat and blatant discrimination for people of size. My story is about someone who could be you, or any one … [Read more...] about A Story about the Fear of Fat for One Family