On the 1st of March, I had the privilege of speaking at Alice's Tea Cup with my colleague Megan Hittner on the topic of collaboration in eating disorder care. It was truly an honor being in the company of so many female colleagues that I respect and admire. It was also the perfect way to kick off National Nutrition Month and celebrate National Eating Disorder Awareness week! Special thanks Sally Sebastian of Timberline Knolls for being a pleasure to collaborate with!
Update: I've moved into a new office! My new address is 808 Union Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn — just a few blocks from my old location. I'm so excited to have landed this new spot and look forward to continuing to support my clients in the comfort of this new healing space.
If you're interested in learning more about nutrition counseling with me, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Compliments of a fellow ED dietitian… too good not to share:
By Tiffany Haug, MS, RDN, EDOC
This is an age old question and I know it feels so important.
I'm sincerly sorry for all the answers you’ve been given to this question in the past that have led you to believe the answer is a single static number.
And even if it is for now, it won’t always be the same number. So here is my best effort to answer this question that burdens you, because society has taught you that it matters most. Actually I would go 10 steps further to say that society has taught you that it is your life’s mission (it isn’t).
Deep breath, & here we go:
A healthy weight in the broadest sense factors in the weight your body naturally settles at when you are nourishing and moving (or not moving) your body in a way that makes sense for you at any given stage in your life.
A healthy weight is a place where your physical health is not placed on a pedestal of superior importance above all other aspects of your health (psychological, emotional, relational, and spiritual).
A healthy weight is a place where you did your very best to feed your family consistently this month, in a way that made sense within your grocery budget.
A healthy weight is a place where you are receiving meaning from your life outside of your weight.
A healthy weight is a place where you can go on a 2 week camping trip with friends and be able to eat those canned beans and grilled cheese sandwiches and move or not move in a way that doesn’t isolate you from spontaneous social experiences.
A healthy weight is being able to give yourself permission to sleep in a little bit longer this morning and skip the gym since your 6 year old was up all night and you desperately need the sleep.
A healthy weight is whatever amount of weight a mother needs to gain for her pregnancy (and whatever happens after), according to her body’s own innate wisdom.
A healthy weight is being able to have that sample of dumplings at Costco without mentally adjusting how this will impact your lunch or snack.
A healthy weight is saying yes to that free yoga class at that cool studio your friend invited you to, even though it's not the run you had originally intended for today.
Looking forward to checking out this new documentary on Thursday 11/3 in Brooklyn. 'Fattitude' explores "questions of systemic cultural prejudice" against those living in larger bodies. Click on the image above to be taken to the link for tickets and for more info about the film.
The holiday season can be a complicated and difficult time of year for those with an eating disorder. Having support is crucial. With November right around the corner, my colleague Megan Hittner and I are opening up registration for our winter holiday series support group, for women in ED recovery. We will be meeting for 3 Wednesdays (11/15, 11/29, 12/6) from 8-9:30pm in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Each group will cover a specific theme related to navigating the holidays. Attendance at all 3 groups is required to participate. **For more info or to sign-up email me at Lindsay@LKnutrition.com.
I'm excited to offer our next series of support groups for women in eating disorder recovery with my colleague Megan Hittner, LCSW, RYT. We will be meeting for 3 Wednesdays (8/23, 9/6, 9/13) from 8-9:30 pm in Park Slope. Each group will have a specific theme/topic. Attendance at all 3 groups is required to participate. This is open to all women ages 18+ in recovery. For more info or to sign-up, please email me at Lindsay@LKnutrition.com.
For anyone affected by an eating disorder, consider attending the 9th annual NYC NEDA Walk on Sunday, October 1st 2017. Their mission is to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Over 30 million men and woman suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder throughout their lifetime in the United States, but the scope and severity of eating disorders are often misunderstood. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, not lifestyle choices, and anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness – these are just a few reasons why we NEDA Walk. Click on the image for more info.
Last call for new group members to join our upcoming Eating Disorder Support Group "Summer Series." This intimate group is designed for any woman in eating disorder recovery needing some extra support heading into the summer. We’ll be discussing a variety of topics, including body image, self-care, mindful eating and more. I am co-facilitating it alongside my wonderful colleague @Tri2FlowLCSW. We will meet 3 weeks in a row beginning next week (June 7th, 14th and 21st) from 8-9:30pm in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Cost is $72/group ($216 total as a commitment to attendance at all 3 is required). Open to women 18+. Space is limited. Sign up deadline is 6/5 at noon. Email me for to register or for more info: Lindsay@LKnutrition.com.
We have re-vamped our Brooklyn eating disorders support group structure to offer a more tailored and intimate experience for group members. Instead of a monthly group, we are now offering a 3-week eating disorder recovery check-in group that will take place over the course of 3 Wednesday nights in a row in June (June 7th, 14th and 21st), from 8-9:30pm, in Park Slope.
The cost is still $72 per group ($216 total as a commitment to attendance at all 3 is required). It is open to women 18 and older. Feel free tocontact meorMegan Hittnerwith any additional questions or to sign up.