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Athletes and Eating Disorder Recovery

By Carly Reid, former UCLA Swimmer and Eating Disorder Advocate.

It isn’t a surprise that athletes have extremely competitive tendencies. We will go the extra mile, hour, or training session …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise, Sports Nutrition

Lets Ban the Word “Fattening”

FATTENING. I hate this word. It is often used to express fear about the perceived power that a food is thought to have on one’s weight and shape.

“This is SO

Posted in Body Positive, Eating Disorders, Parenting

The Rise of Eating Disorders During a Global Pandemic: How to Develop Nourishing Nutritional Habits

 

Many people are reporting the following nutritional challenges during this pandemic:

  • Food insecurity
  • Social isolation (no one to help with meals)
  • Chronic stress
  • Increased/Decreased appetite 
  • Unstructured eating
  • Missed meals
Posted in Eating Disorders

Body Positive Parenting

Those who are diagnosed with eating disorders may have a combination of factors that create “the perfect storm” for these illnesses to develop. This may include one’s individual traits like

Posted in Body Positive, Eating Disorders, Parenting

Why Athletes Should Rest

For all athletes, rest is important. Athletes looking to get better may falsely think that adding a second training session in the same day will advance their training.  According to …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise, Sports Nutrition

The “Plate-by-Plate Approach®” offers guidance for parents nourishing their child through an eating disorder

“I wish this meal-time guidance provided by Wendy and Casey had been available when I was age 11 and an eating disorder was raging and embedding in my brain. Together

Posted in Eating Disorders

When Exercise Turns Compulsive

Similar to eating a healthy diet, being fit and exercising regularly attracts praise and admiration in our society. All too often, however, these lifestyle changes can shift from being mindful, …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Exercise

Moving Beyond Brown Rice: What is Orthorexia?

By Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD 

This post is an adapted excerpt from Wendy Sterling’s book in progress, “How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder:  A Simple,

Posted in Eating Disorders, Relationship with Food