We live in a culture that applauds being busy, exhaustion, productivity, being overworked, underpaid, and, honestly….underfed. If you stop by any college library or visit a bar downtown that’s bustling with millennials, it’ll probably be less than five minutes before you hear someone talk about how busy they are. And I get it. A lot … Continue reading How I stopped hating alone time.
If you're in recovery from an eating disorder, you know the feeling: you want to commit to recovery and not feel so miserable, but you refuse to gain weight or maybe you still want to lose weight. So many of the questions I get here and on Instagram revolve around that--how do I recover without … Continue reading I’ll recover if…
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 "*besity" 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)
If you scroll through Instagram and poke around in the various corners of the recovery community on the internet, you'll likely stumble upon photos of people in their underwear, information about weight lost/gained, and a decent amount of people who are still focusing on their bodies and the numbers that come along with recovery. Eating … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t be focused on numbers in recovery
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/bingeing, 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
Self care can be a glamorized topic for our generation. Scroll on instagram and you can see champagne, bubble baths, and rose petals, but I'm guessing the majority of us don't necessarily have the time or the money to make our self care that lavish. (If you do, more power to ya.) Self care is … Continue reading Self care (is actually self compassion)