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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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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