What is HAES and Why is It Important for the Community?

What is HAES and Why is It Important for the Community?

You may hear therapists, dietitians, coaches and eating disorder survivors mention HAES on social media, but do you know what it means? Health at Every Size® (HAES®)? HAES® is an alternative approach to weight management. The HAES® approach rejects both the use of...
5 Thoughts To Save You When Eating a Fear Food

5 Thoughts To Save You When Eating a Fear Food

During recovery, there are moments when you’re challenged to eat the foods that freak you out the most. You’ll see that bagel, or slice of pizza, or whatever it may be and you will have the intention to eat it. But, as someone going through recovery, your relationship...
What is Diet Culture and How Does it Relate to Eating Disorders?

What is Diet Culture and How Does it Relate to Eating Disorders?

It has been proven over and over again that diets don’t work. In fact, they can be dangerous. Our bodies are not designed to be deprived of food or tolerate excessive exercise. Let’s start by defining diet culture. According to Christy Harrison, RD, author, certified...
101 Ways to Be Kind to Your Body (That don’t involve food)!

101 Ways to Be Kind to Your Body (That don’t involve food)!

Recovery is volatile.  You gain weight and loose weight. You break bad habits and fall back into them. You beat yourself up. You try to love your body, then briefly actually love your body, then hate it again. You find yourself joyfully eating your favorite foods  and...
The Link Between Gut Health and Eating Disorders

The Link Between Gut Health and Eating Disorders

In my last guest post, I mentioned that I have been dealing with some health issues, and I want to share some interesting information with you. Please keep in mind that I am not qualified to provide medical advice, but I hope this will resonate with you if you are...
We Need to Confront our Fear of Fatness

We Need to Confront our Fear of Fatness

There was a time I gave all my power to food to lose weight. I was terrified of weight gain and obsessed with the scale. I counted calories like my life depended on it and found myself preoccupied with food. I scrutinized my body. I noticed personal weight gain and...