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Leaving for College? What Do You Need to Know

Many are heading to college! For those in eating disorder recovery there is a lot to think through and “practice” ahead of time. Before leaving, not only is it …

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Are “Safe Foods” Keeping Your Eating Disorder Alive? ⁠


For some people, “safe foods,” might be foods that feel “good” or “healthy.” They may be consumed in a repetitive way, day in and day out, without deviation. Safe foods …

Posted in Eating Disorders, Relationship with Food

The Nuance of Language During ED Recovery

In a diet-obsessed, “wellness-infused” world, there are nuances of language that cause harm to patients in eating disorder recovery.  The list is long, but here are some of the highlights. …

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The Return to Sports After Eating Disorder Treatment

It is often heartbreaking when a medical doctor deems it “unsafe” for someone with an eating disorder to continue in their sport. Someone might get pulled from their sport for …

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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

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