Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of uncontrollable eating, typically not followed by compensatory behaviors. People often get confused and believe that if they are engaging in a binge, they automatically meet criteria for a BED diagnosis, but that’s not always the case! Let’s break it down by taking a look … Continue reading Is it Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or are you stuck in a vicious cycle?
When I explain to people that I'm a therapist who works with eating disorders and that I believe in the health at every size movement, I'm often met with the same questions: "but what about the obesity epidemic? What about the health risks that with being overweight? What about the people who lack willpower and … Continue reading Fruits and veggies and other foods you never thought you’d crave (my response to people who don’t believe in intuitive eating)
A really important thing to remember in recovery is that a lot of people engage in some disordered behavior. In the early days of my recovery, I remember feeling resentful of the fact that while I had to focus on recovery and work towards health, other people *still* got to lose weight, engage in dieting … Continue reading When diet-culture is normalized
It's that time of year again--and it's hard to believe that I'm even typing that. I feel like just yesterday I was posting the twelve days of recovery tips over on the @feedmerecovery instagram and it was my first holiday season with both my blog and my instagram account! If there's one thing I hear … Continue reading The Holidays are HERE!
Something I've gotten a lot of messages about recently on instagram is the vicious restrict/binge cycle. A lot of people message me asking about certain behaviors, why they are so hungry, how to stop restricting/binging, and to discuss the different stages of recovery they're in. Every time I get one of these messages, I think … Continue reading The restrict/binge cycle and patience in recovery
One thing I've learned over the last year of life is how to better handle my stress. I did this thing in undergrad where I would basically get to the end of the semester and then IMPLODE because I would ignore my stress all semester in an attempt to just power through my classes, my … Continue reading What I’ve Learned in Grad School Is…..(also vacation thoughts)