What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

What I wish more people understood about eating disorders

There are so many misconceptions about eating disorders, within dietetics, and in the general population, and that’s created a world that’s really dangerous for those with eating disorders or at risk. It prevents people both from asking for help when they need it, and receiving adequate care when they do.

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Intuitive Eating in Eating Disorder Recovery

Intuitive Eating in Eating Disorder Recovery

“You can’t practice intuitive eating in eating disorder recovery” is a common refrain you’ll hear. But I think that diminishes what intuitive eating is, making it sound like it’s just a hunger/fullness diet. In this post, I discuss the 10 principles of intuitive eating and how they can be incorporated in eating disorder recovery.

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Eating Disorder Myths

Eating Disorder Myths

When I look back at what I knew about eating disorders as a new practicing dietitian (err, thought I knew), and what I know now after years of experience, it's not surprising to me that there's a ton of misinformation out there. Even as someone who studied eating disorders in both of her undergraduate degrees (psychology and nutrition), there was a TON I didn't know or understand.  This week, I want to bust 4 of the most common eating disorder myths that get in the way of people who are suffering getting the care they need. 

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Are You Lowkey Dieting?

Are You Lowkey Dieting?

With the rise of wellness culture, the line has gotten blurry between dieting and just living a healthy lifestyle. When diet companies use the language of body positivity and wellness, it makes it difficult to spot a diet in disguise. Ask yourself these eight questions to see if you're lowkey dieting, and what you can do to ditch the diet mentality once and for all. 

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Beyond The Hunger & Fullness Scale

Beyond The Hunger & Fullness Scale

If you're familiar with Intuitive Eating, then you know about the hunger and fullness scale, a tool to help you get back in touch with your hunger and fullness cues. This post goes beyond the scale to talk about some of the common questions and barriers I get from clients in my practice when trying to apply the hunger fullness scale to their eating. 

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