Find the true meaning of health and well-being through the revolutionary concept of Health at Every Size (HAES).  I am excited to share with you the principles and benefits of this empowering movement that challenges conventional norms about body size and weight.  Let’s learn what the Health at Every Size movement is, explore its five […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition

March 18, 2024

What is Health at Every Size? Explaining My Non-Diet Approach

two women of differing body sizes display signs of health

The world of sports is often associated with health, discipline, and peak physical performance. However, beneath the surface, athletes are not immune to eating disorders.  In this blog, we’ll explore the surprising answer to how common eating disorders are in athletes, examine the reasons behind their vulnerability, and discuss the importance of preventive measures. How […]

Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition

March 11, 2024

How Common Are Eating Disorders in Athletes?

an athlete with an eating disorder restricts her calories by eating small portions

Have you ever ignored a missing or irregular period thinking it was a normal part of training for a sport as a female athlete? Have you ever considered a missing period when training as a badge of honor that you are training hard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not […]

Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

September 4, 2023

Female Athletes: Is a Missing Period Due to Exercise?

In the world of sport, weight tends to carry a LOT of weight in determining ability and performance. Some coaches, parents, and athletes use body weight as a metric of fitness. However, as we discussed in this blog post HERE, fitness doesn’t really have anything to do with body shape or size. Why is weight […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

June 28, 2023

Why Athletes Shouldn’t Focus on Weight

What is the “Eating Disorder Voice”? The “eating disorder (ED) voice” is what we call the voice in someone’s head that drives their eating disorder. It is the voice that is responsible for negative thoughts like “you are not good enough”, “you need to lose weight”, and “you shouldn’t eat that”. It is the voice […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

April 3, 2023

Identifying and Challenging the ED Voice

The idea of body or weight changes may feel scary during recovery or in healing your relationship with food. If you are feeling this way, you are not alone and it is fully understandable. Sometimes weight gain may be necessary in recovery if you are underweight or are experiencing symptoms that you are below your […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

February 27, 2023

Navigating Weight Change Fears in Recovery

Do you have light, short, or missing menstrual periods? Although an “easier” or missing period may sound nice, abnormal periods are just that…not normal. As we always say, our bodies are extremely smart. When something isn’t quite right, our bodies will let us know one way or another. For women, our periods can be a […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

February 6, 2023

Why Your Periods Are Abnormal

If something isn’t quite right with our diet or eating habits, our bodies will eventually let us know. The way and how much you eat directly impacts how your body functions. Food is essential for fueling every process in your body from blinking to keeping your heart beating. Thus, it makes sense that a diet […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

January 16, 2023

Signs Your Eating Habits Need to Change

The holidays are filled with the people we love, celebrations, and of course, food. It can be a challenging time for many, especially if your focus is on the calories and trying to avoid the charcuterie board or holiday cookies. Being stressed about food or your body can take away the enjoyment and your ability […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

December 26, 2022

Intuitive Eating and the Holidays

Finally, the holiday season is here! From family gatherings, planning potlucks and the mad dash that is Christmas shopping, the holidays can be both an exciting and stressful time for most. Like many celebrations, the holiday season involves gathering together with everyone we love around lots of delicious food. Often times we may be invited […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition

December 15, 2022

Tips for Holiday Food Guilt and Stress