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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

How to Improve Your Love/Hate Relationship with Sweets

"Just a little bit of the brownie batter..."  "Lick the spoon then move on." *Feels guilt and shame about licking the spoon* "Hmmm... well if you've already licked the spoon, you might as well finish off the whole bowl of batter." *Feels guilt and shame about finishing off the brownie batter* "Well, you're already ruined [...]

#PSL: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Enjoy a Drink from Starbucks

Happy fall, y'all! It's finally getting to that point where I am ready to throw a scarf around my neck, slip on my boots, and pick up a hot pumpkin spice latte (#PSL) on my way to work! It's so crazy to think that just last week I was hiding out inside, sipping on my iced #PSL [...]

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