Eating Disorder Recovery, Education

Is ‘National Nutrition Month’ a Recovery-Positive Campaign?

As registered dietitians dedicated to the prevention and evidence-based treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating, we found ourselves asking the following questions leading into National Nutrition Month®: Does National Nutrition Month® (NNM) align with Eating Disorder/Disordered Eating (ED/DE) recovery? As Health At Every Size® (HAES) informed professionals, to what extent might we ethically support… Continue reading Is ‘National Nutrition Month’ a Recovery-Positive Campaign?

Education

What is “Health At Every Size”?

THE HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE® APPROACH: Weight does NOT define Health. The framing for a Health At Every Size (HAES®) approach comes out of discussions among healthcare workers, consumers, and activists who reject both the use of weight, size, or BMI as proxies for health, and the myth that weight is a choice. The HAES®… Continue reading What is “Health At Every Size”?

Body Image

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

En lieu of Valentine’s Day and with love on the mind, we thought to follow suite with February’s blog theme in a post about self love. Except, we won’t be talking about self love. Instead, we’re going to re-frame “self love” as “self acceptance.” Why? Hopefully the answer will be evident by the end of… Continue reading What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Education

OSFED & Additional Eating or Feeding Disorders: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Formerly described at Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) in the DSM-IV, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), is a feeding or eating disorder that causes significant distress or impairment, but does not meet the criteria for another feeding or eating… Continue reading OSFED & Additional Eating or Feeding Disorders: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Education

Binge Eating Disorder: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Binge Eating Disorder According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not… Continue reading Binge Eating Disorder: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Education

Bulimia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Bulimia Nervosa According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating. Symptoms Frequent episodes of consuming very large amount of food followed by behaviors… Continue reading Bulimia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Education

Anorexia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Anorexia Nervosa According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Anorexia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Symptoms Inadequate food intake leading to a weight that is clearly too low. Intense fear of weight gain, obsession with weight and persistent behavior to prevent weight gain. Self-esteem overly… Continue reading Anorexia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Self Care

Resolutions…or Revolution?

Happy New Year, Everyone! ...And welcome to "resolution" season.  As we turn the page to a new chapter - 2019 - it is likely we will all have some exposure to the concept of changing something (or things) about oneself "for the better". Traditionally, resolution setting tends to revolve around our bodies and our behavior. … Continue reading Resolutions…or Revolution?

Eating Disorder Recovery, Self Care

Holiday Survival Guide: ED Recovery

Here we are again. It's holiday time. Regardless of what, when, where, or how you celebrate, the hustle and bustle of the season has the potential to be overwhelming and sometimes, downright scary. So how do we navigate nourishment of our bodies and our minds in the midst of the chaos? Check out these ideas… Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide: ED Recovery

Education

Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists: Similarities and Differences

Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Nutritionists have a similar professional passion – to help guide others in living their best lives through individualized and balanced eating patterns, movement routines, and overall self-care. However, there are stark differences in the education, training, and legal certification processes between Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists that are important to recognize when… Continue reading Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists: Similarities and Differences