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 [...]

I Stopped Wearing My FitBit—Here’s What Happened

The concept seems innocent enough--track your steps to increase your activity level; increase your activity level, and improve your health-- or so it seems.  But the question I want to present to you today is this: Does your Fitbit actually improve your health? Are you able to wear it without obsessing over how many steps [...]

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