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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Wake Up Weight Watchers

Wake Up Weight Watchers

Last week it was announced that Weight Watchers will be offering free memberships for teenagers age 13-17 starting this summer. I am horrified, so me and fellow non-diet dietitians and therapists are trying to wake up weight watchers and show them how much harm this will cause to teenagers, increasing the risk of both disordered eating and weight gain. 

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