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Tag: eating disorders

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The Importance of Seeking Help for Eating Disorders

Why Waiting Prolongs Symptoms Eating disorders (ED) are complex mental health conditions that can have serious consequences if left untreated. The stigma and misconceptions surrounding ED behaviors often lead individuals to delay seeking help, which can exacerbate the symptoms and make recovery more challenging. It’s crucial to understand that getting timely help for ED behaviors

How Pursuit of Weight Loss Can Lead to Disordered Eating

In our image-conscious society, dieting has become a pervasive practice, often viewed as a means to achieve the coveted ideal of thinness. Whether through trendy diets, weight loss supplements, or rigorous exercise regimens, the quest for a slimmer physique is a common pursuit. However, beneath the surface lies a darker reality: the potential for dieting

Beyond the Reflection: Understanding Body Checking and Eating Disorders

The battle with body image is a quiet storm many weather in isolation. With societal pressures heavily weighing on the scales of self-perception, an increasing number of individuals find themselves caught in the grips of eating disorders, often accompanied by body checking behaviors. This blog post aims to shed light on the complex relationship between

Why Do You Need A Registered Dietitian?

Often, when you begin on the journey to Eating Disorder recovery or recovery from disordered eating, your therapist will recommend you to see an RD (Registered Dietitian). An RD is likely the last person you want to add to your treatment team. First of all, it may seem the RD wants control over your food,

Do Therapists Struggle With Eating Disorders?

I went to college like many of us.  Focused on freedom, the opportunity to make new friends, join a sorority, and of course… have a good time. You may wonder… Where were my priorities exactly? Like many college freshmen, it was on the curated Instagram pictures, the potential of being featured on my sorority’s highlight

What Does Society Tells Us About Our Bodies?

Body Image struggles look different inside and out From young to old From male to female.  Body Image isn’t always about “wanting the smaller body” Body image comes in many voices.  We want to love our body but the world says to change it. We want to play a sport but people say you have

What is the Role of Nutrition and Maintaining a Healthy Relationship?

Good nutrition is essential for fostering and maintaining healthy relationships. The impact of proper nutrition on energy levels and mood directly affects you and your partner, setting the stage for positive interactions and emotional well-being. Recognizing that you and your partner may have different nutrition routines and preferences, it becomes crucial to actively support and

Maintaining All Parts of the Body

We often draw parallels between the maintenance of our physical health and that of our mental well-being. Just as a car requires regular maintenance to function at its best, our bodies and minds require proper care and attention to function optimally. When it comes to our mental health, neglecting it can have a ripple effect

Cravings, Loss of Control, & Dietary Restraint

Cravings, Loss of Control, and Dietary Restraint In recent years, I have encountered a subgroup of individuals in my eating disorder practice who have binge eating disorder and struggle with the traditional “all foods fit” model. They have relentless food cravings that lead to loss of control with certain highly palatable foods. For many, this

How Eating Disorders Affect the Digestive Tract: Part 2

In a previous blog post, I wrote about common gastrointestinal symptoms that may occur as a result of long-term disordered eating behaviors. Oftentimes, however, I have clients that have been suffering from GI symptoms as far back as they can remember, predating their eating disorder. We explore how their chronic GI symptoms may have played

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