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 [...]

Learning Joyful Movement in Recovery

By: Megan Samuels "I first picked up a field hockey stick in order to learn a new skill and to have fun.  As I transitioned into private club and high school teams, my love for sports took a turn.  In high school, I was plagued by varsity sports.  I played varsity field hockey and lacrosse.  [...]

Breaking the (Food) Rules

What are food rules? Food Rules are a set of guidelines that a person internalizes that dictates when, where, how, and what he or she can eat on a given day.   Here are some examples of common food rules found in our culture: "Do not eat anything after 7:00 pm."  "No more than _________ calories [...]

The "Almost" Eating Disorder

"Everyone is a little disordered, right?"  I've been asked this question a countless number of times by friends and family when they discover that I work in the field of eating disorders.   Sometimes the person posing the question is referring to the fact that everyone occasionally overeats, eats based off of their emotions, or is [...]

When Your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready To Recover

Eating Disorder Recovery: Motivation