My Eating Disorder Story Mimi Cole

By: Mimi Cole / @the.lovelybecoming Was I ever really even sick? This is a question that pops up in my mind a whole lot, especially when I have been doing so very well. I recently went to the grocery store, and picked out all the things I wanted to have this week. Lemon cookies, spaghetti, [...]

Principles of Intuitive Eating: Making Peace with Food

I've sat down 8 different times to write this post. I'm having a hard time putting into words what my heart knows to be true about this topic. Making peace with food. When your relationship with food is plagued by anxiety, fear, distress, distrust, frustration, upset, and worry, it can be hard to imagine what [...]

My Life in the Fog (and How it Lifted)

Article Written By: Carrie Minns What is it like to live every day with an eating disorder controlling your every thought, action, word, breath? On the outside looking in, I’m the picture of health. I’m active. I do yoga, climb, and run. I eat what society deems as “healthy”, and hide my fears related to [...]

Principles of Intuitive Eating: Honor Your Hunger

As I discussed in my most recent post, Principles of Intuitive Eating: Reject the Diet Mentality, we live in a culture that promotes dieting and disordered eating. If you missed out on this post, I strongly suggest going back and reading it before digging into this principle of IE! The diet mentality discourages us from [...]

Principles of Intuitive Eating: Reject the Diet Mentality

Reject the Diet Mentality Americans spent $628.5 million dollars on weight loss vitamins, minerals, and supplements in 2017. In the United States, the diet industry as a whole is worth over $72 billion dollars. If you're a human and you live on this earth, (especially in the western hemisphere) the likelihood that you have gone [...]

Introduction to Intuitive Eating

"Intuitive Eating" Some of you follow dietitians and/or therapists on instagram that use the term, or maybe you follow the hashtag #intuitiveeating in hopes to find a new way, a different way to go about this whole "food + diet thing". The problem though, is that you may be receiving mixed messages about what intuitive [...]

A Dietitian’s Perspective on WW’s New “Kurbo” Weight Loss Program for Kids and Teens

Yesterday "WW" (formerly known as Weight Watchers) announced the launching of their new weight loss program for kids and teens, otherwise known as "Kurbo," despite more and more research that shows us that intentional pursuits of weight loss do not last long-term.1-2 In the program, kids are taught to choose foods based on a color-coded [...]

“How did I get here?!” Exploring the Factors that Contribute to Eating Disorders

I haven't sat down and written anything for this blog since April ha. Life has been busy and it's much easier for me to write a few quick paragraphs for the insta (follow me @foodfreedomdietitain) vs a more lengthy piece on here. I have a tad bit more time on my hands during this season of [...]

Pain + Beauty in Recovery

~anonymous piece written by an individual in recovery from anorexia~ "Recovering from anorexia has, without a doubt, been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Battling your own mind day in and day out is an uphill + exhausting fight. I am forever grateful for the support I have from family, friends [...]

5 Types of Food Dietitians *Actually* Eat

We've all seen those articles before....  "10 Foods Dietitians SWEAR they NEVER eat"  *insert eye roll*  And then the article goes on to list off 10 foods that dietitians all over the world eat every single day.... sigh.  As an anti-diet dietitian, there aren't many foods that I don't eat, unless I just simply don't [...]