Thursday, September 29, 2016

What If Anxious Eating is About Things Insignificant and Inconsequential

A while ago, imagine my surprise when I turned left at an intersection and went through a red light. (I expected the yellow light to become a green turn arrow as it usually did at this intersection). Knowing the intersection has a red-light camera, I figured I’d probably receive a ticket. Immediately, feeling anxiety rising, […]

Making Decisions via Pride and Shame

I thought I’d written on this topic before because it’s something I talk about all the time with clients, but I couldn’t find a blog about making decisions by the pride-and-shame method. This is a very simple way to make choices. It totally bypasses internal conflicts and focuses only on how the decision will make […]

Emotional Re-Activity

One thing I have noticed working with eating disorders is how much the emotional re-activity of someone affects their thoughts, actions and their body sensations.  The eating disorder behavior whether it be through restricting, purging, over exercising, or binging is usually an emotional reaction to a triggering event. I often hear stories of people or […]

What’s Your Normal?

If you’re being emotionally, verbally, physically or sexually abused by your partner, you’ll likely have difficulty becoming a “normal” eater because of what you accept as “normal” in your domestic life. Several points about such misperceived normalcy were made in Time magazine (9/22/14) after the release of the video of NFL player Ray Rice beating […]

Slim Chance

January 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image

The Slim Chance Awards were announced!!  For those of you who are unaware, The Slim Chance Awards are given to the most outrageous and egregious weight loss hoaxes of the year.  (Click here for full list of winners…er um losers…) 2013 had an impressive list of candidates!!! You may have read my recent blog post, […]

Is Your Tween Hiding Her Lunch? by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD

REAL GRANDMOM ASKS: My 11 year old granddaughter is hiding her sandwiches and lunchables that are packed for her lunch in her room; sometimes before she even leaves for school. She takes a bite out of the sandwich or lunchable and puts in back in the container and seals it up, then hides it in her […]

Step Away From The Scale!

Step away from the scale! Yes, you! Back away from the scale! And here’s why… 1. The number on the scale does not tell you the whole story. The number on the scale is a blind number. It does not differentiate between bone, muscle, water, skin, fat, or how much you have eaten (or had […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Freedom and Renewal”

December 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Recovery

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Freedom and Renewal (Body Empowerment 43)” originally posted July 4, 2011, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. Check it out! About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” is hosted and produced by NYC-based writer, performer, and eating disorder recovery advocate Caroline Rothstein. In an […]

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