Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Knowing the Difference Between Prodctivity and Creativity

So many dysregulated eaters are also folks who feel a pressing need to stay busy all the time. Not just busy doing anything old thing, mind you, but filling their time with properly productive endeavors. Sadly, many are potentially or highly creative individuals who have let their need to be productive co-opt their creativity. In […]

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 […]

Something More Than Fish

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.MomDishesItOut.com As you know, I’m not perfect. Rather, I’m the real deal! I am the dietitian with the picky kids. My children definitely give me much practice about what I preach. And then, thank goodness, there are other times. I continue on this long journey of exposing my children to foods […]

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 […]

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, […]

What Does it Mean to be Healthy?

My clients often talk about how they perceive health and what classifies them or someone else as healthy or unhealthy. More often than not, when my clients describe health, they describe a state of physical health (or anything that has to do with our physical entity or our bodies). As they continue their explanation, they […]

How Should I Eat? Food Choices and Timing of Meals and Snacks

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Healthy Eating, Nutrition

This guest post graciously submitted by Julie Masci.  As a dietitian, I get a lot of questions from clients about when and what to eat. It’s easy to get confused about when and what to eat. Here are the basics of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks: Breakfast Breakfast will always be the most important meal […]

Tools for your Tool Box- In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing

Tools for your Tool Box – In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing Not feeling good about yourself often leads to the quest for perfection.  The need for perfection is to establish value or disguise feelings of worthlessness and often woven into the cloth of most eating disorders.  This quest has many pitfalls in […]

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