We’ve all heard about the “Freshman Fifteen.” Maybe your aunts and strangers at the grocery store alike have warned you about the body changes that come with heading off to school—but is any of it true? Here’s the thing: most people in college do gain weight, but it’s not because they’re doing something “wrong,” it’s … Continue reading Myth Busting: The Freshman Fifteen
Just the other day, my friend Jessica texted me about a post she saw on instagram from a former classmate. The post pretty much spouted off about this person's newest diet, how we're all "addicted to sugar" and how much better this person feels now that they're "a new person." A new person? Because you … Continue reading Diets are lying to you. Here’s how.
The other night, one of my closest friends, Danielle, messaged me on instagram saying "can you PLEASE do a blog on why I hate Whole 30?" I took a screen shot and posted it to my story in hopes of showing others that even people who aren't in recovery and aren't super involved in the anti-diet scene can see … Continue reading I asked my non-ED friends what they think about Whole 30 and they went off
We hear it over and over: the freshman fifteen, the idea that once you get over the age of 50 you just "stop caring" about your appearance, how women everywhere need to "bounce back" to their pre-pregnancy body. People are constantly talking about this idea that if your body changes, you've let yourself go. By … Continue reading So you’ve let yourself go…or at least, that’s what diet culture is telling you.
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