Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#RealDeal Editor Shares New Recovery Yoga Site!

Hey #RealDeal followers!  I’m launching a new site for those in recovery called “NOURISH Recovery Yoga” — a place where you’ll find the latest facts and research about yoga / mindfulness / meditation.  My goal is to create and share online tools and resources to assist those in the recovery process — there’s also a few prevention programs […]

When You Can’t Get What You Really Want, You Eat

When dysregulated eaters think they can’t get what they really want in life, they too often turn to food. They’re not hungry (not a smidge!), but end up on a mission to find something edible to satisfy them. And heaven help anyone who gets in their way. I know just what this process is like […]

Support #GivingTuesday and Mental Fitness

This December, the Mental Fitness nonprofit (we manage the #RealDeal body image site) is participating in the December giving #GivingTuesday, a national month of giving! Our nonprofit’s goal is to raise at least five thousand dollars ($5,000) towards our 2016 programming that connects evidence-based mental wellness programs to schools across the nation in an effort to get […]

From Diet To Disorder: How To Tell When You’ve Crossed The Line

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo. With the recent press surrounding The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson’s dramatic weight loss we felt it was appropriate to share the article When It’s No Longer a Diet by Laura Cipullo, RD CDE CEDRD CDN. What starts as a simple effort to lose weight can become a catastrophe if you are […]

What Is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is a prevention concept. Mental Fitness is as important — if not more important — than physical fitness. Mental Fitness means gathering together existing evidence-based programs so that teachers around the world have access! Mental Fitness means promoting the 7 shared protective categories that exist between eating disorders, weight-related concerns, addictions and mental […]

10 Things You Can Do to Promote Eating Disorder Awareness

In support of Eating Disorder Awareness month across the nation, we compiled a list of 10 things you can do in your own community. 1.  Circulate this sheet about Disordered Eating and Living to your friends and help CHANGE the norm in our culture away from disordered lifestyles!  Most importantly, know the Warning Signs that signal […]

Flu and eating disorders: stay healthy

* It’s pretty. It’s real. Help your body ward it off.   If you have an eating disorder, whether or not you are in recovery, please know that this flu season holds particular risks for you.  An eating disorder is an illness and therefore compromises your immune system regardless of how you look or how […]

Size Stimga in the Medical Community: my recent reminder.

For as long as I can remember my weight has been the topic of conversation and concern. I was “treated” by many physicians and specialists as a child and young adult for my weight problem- generally unsuccessfully. The many doctors appointments were a source of great shame and fear for me, never knowing what would […]

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