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
Eating Disorder Recovery
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?
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