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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

4 Tips for Coping with Holiday Food Guilt

Is there a way to enjoy holiday treats without overindulging? Is overindulging the same thing as binging? Is it restricting if I say "no" to a dessert that I really don't want? How do we make sense of this?

Real Life Recovery

I recently interviewed individuals who are in recovery in to shed some light on this complex and highly misunderstood process. Here's what they said: What do you wish you knew before starting recovery? "For a long time, I thought recovery was more based on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight again. I was only focused [...]