Nutrition counseling with a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders is a vital part of any treatment team. No matter the type of eating disorder a person struggles with, correcting nutritional deficiencies and creating a regular eating pattern is necessary for recovery. Many people report that they have followed external food rules for so long, their brain feels inundated with … [Read more...] about How a Dietitian Uses Meal Plans in Eating Disorder Treatment
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
As a team of Dietitians, we are often asked some common questions about nutrition, food and in particular, eating disorders. Listed below are the answers to these often asked questions about eating disorders. Before you read the list below, the fact that you are checking out this article tells us something about you. You may feel you or someone you know might have an eating disorder. The most … [Read more...] about FAQs – Frequently asked Questions about Eating Disorders
I want to share some important information about learning to become an intuitive eater. I have had many people describe a true fear of noticing hunger, of being hungry. If this describes you, let me explain a bit more about this fear. Do you fear hunger? If you have ever dieted and chances are, you have, you may have experienced a real fear of hunger, worried that once you do give in to that … [Read more...] about Do you ever fear hunger and food?
I am often asked about the difference between overeating, emotional eating, and binge eating disorder. So today I wanted to share with you the differences between each and talk a little more about Binge Eating Disorder in particular, as surprisingly, this is the most common eating disorder in the United States. In this article, we will explore more about this common eating disorder that is … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Overeating, Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Disorder?
Dieting can easily obstruct our internal cues, and interfere with our ability to eat "normally." But what does "normal" eating even mean? Is there a "perfect" way to eat? How does "normal" eating fit in with intuitive eating? … [Read more...] about What is ‘Normal’ Eating? Is it Intuitive?