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Often, teenage girls are most associated with eating disorders. While it is true that eating disorders often develop in adolescence, they still affect people of all ages. Motherhood, unfortunately, does not immunize us from eating disorders, either. There are three common circumstances in which adults suffer from eating disorders: The eating disorder developed in adolescence […]

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As we come into the end of the year, I wanted to reflect on the posts I’ve published here in the last year, so here is 2018 in review! If you’ve read the blog before or visited my site, you’ll know that my mission is to help people make peace with food & their bodies. […]

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Let’s face it – our society gives us strong messages from social media, print media, our schools, and the health care system that weight gain is bad.   Wherever we turn we are given the message that weight gain is a death sentence. (Which, by the way, is not true! If you want to learn more […]

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Anticipating getting treatment for your eating disorder can be daunting for many reasons. Maybe your friends and family are worried about you and pushing you to get treatment, but you feel like they don’t understand. Perhaps you have gotten treatment and feel like it hasn’t helped. Or you may feel like you can beat the […]

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Intuitive eating is a term coined by registered dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.  Tribole and Resch’s book Intuitive Eating’s purpose is to help chronic dieters and people with food and body image struggles heal their relationship with food. Unlike diets, intuitive eating sharpens our ability to listen to our bodies and to understand when we are […]

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Knowing what to do to help your loved one with an eating disorder can be confusing, worrisome and at times downright frustrating.  But, you can’t just sit back and watch them suffer because you are concerned about their health and well-being. You may feel like you don’t know what to say or do for fear […]

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It’s that time of year again—back-to-school! If you are in eating disorder recovery, sometimes transitioning back to school can be challenging. But with a little planning, patience, and resolve, you can continue to make progress in recovery. I know my kids are excited about going back to school, sort of. They are looking forward to seeing […]

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If you have an eating disorder or have chronically dieted, your relationship with exercise may be complicated. Most folks would agree that exercise is a good thing, but in our thin-obsessed world, a well-intended trip to the gym can wreak havoc on one’s mental and physical health. The following are warning signs that your relationship with exercise […]

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Dads play an important role in helping daughters develop a positive body image If you are a Dad of an adolescent girl, unfortunately, you may have heard your daughter say something like, “I am so ugly” or “I hate my thighs, they are so fat”. You may have stared at her like a deer in […]

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