Friday, December 2, 2016

Does Comfort Food Really Provide Comfort?

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Mindfulness, Recovery

If “comfort” food didn’t really bring you comfort, would you be as likely to eat it or eat as much of it? We’ve come to believe that foods which are high in fat and sugar boost our mood by activating the brain’s reward system. But what if that’s not actually the case? According to recent […]

Are Scare Tactics Causing More Harm Than Good?

How to live in a processed world and make right choices. Do scare tactics work? I know the new documentary Fed Up declares that scare tactics have worked for decreasing tobacco sales. Personally, I worry that scare tactics will actually contribute to more fat shaming, diet shaming and finger pointing. I was really surprised that […]

Masks As Eating Disorder Art Therapy

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Graciously re-posted courtesy of http://allisonjupiter.com/masks-eating-disorder-art-therapy/ Recently in my Eating Disorder Recovery Group Therapy, I asked the members to design masks.  I devised this activity from D.W. Winnicott’s ideal of the “False Self.”  Winnicott believed when one grows up in an environment where the child’s needs are not recognized, the child develops a false self to protect one’s real identity […]

When Food Is No Longer the Center of Your Life

Although many disregulated eaters yearn for the day when food is no longer the center of their lives, my experience is that when this happens, they experience substantial disquiet within. Much as they’ve waited for food to be just nourishment, they’re not sure what to do with all the open space in their minds—and their […]

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 […]

Eating Disorder Recovery Interview on Mended Wing

Eating disorder recovery interview on Mended Wing. Psychotherapist Casey Becker asked some thought provoking questions you might have too. In Part One of a Two Part interview we talk about how to cope with a family culture that, naively, supports eating disorder behavior. What’s a person in recovery to do when, for the sake of […]

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 […]

Free Online Eating Psychology Conference, August 5-9. Sign up Information

First Global Online Eating Psychology Conference  August 5-9, 2013. I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the featured experts in the 1st Global Online Eating Psychology Conference.  This conference certainly includes information related to eating disorders, and covers so much more. Men and women are concerned about weight and body image.  How to eat, […]

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 […]

#10: Cherish the First Bite!

This is the ninth of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #10 of 108: Cherish the First Bite! For years, I have taught workshops on mindfully eating a piece of chocolate or slowly savoring a glass of wine. But anyone who really […]

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