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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
Eating Disorder Recovery: Motivation
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?