Gaining Weight on A Low Calorie Diet

So, you’ve been restricting calories to lose weight. For whatever reason, perhaps because you have an eating disorder, because you think you need to look a certain way to wear a bathing suit, or because the media and our culture have forced you to look upon yourself with distaste and wish for something better.  You’ve […]

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“Beach” Bodies???

Bikini Body Season. What the f#@! does that mean? Typically, it refers to the months in late spring/early summer right before the weather is right for pool parties, beach days, and barbecues (aka reasons to put on a bikini).  Since diet culture attempts to make women feel like they don’t deserve to wear a swimsuit […]

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Dealing with Weight Gain: Set Point Vs. Minimum “Healthy” Weight

What is your healthy weight? I talk a lot about set point weight vs. minimum “healthy” weight (if you’re new here or have no idea wtf I’m talking about check out this post) but today I wanted to get into the difference between them. I will also touch on a few tips for dealing with the […]

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Food & Guilt

Food and guilt, two concepts we often conflate when we shouldn’t.  How does this happen? and how can we change our perception of food so that guilt never comes into the equation again? The truth is food is food – it is not innately good or bad. Whether or not someone has an eating disorder […]

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The Defense For “Junk” Food

Junk food, processed food, packaged food, or fast food has been universally acknowledged as “bad” or “unhealthy”. It’s not the same as eating whole foods in their raw, “clean”, unprocessed, natural, blah, blah, blah, blah, sorry was someone saying something? The truth is these foods are the BEST foods you can be eating in recovery […]

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The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

An in depth look at the most groundbreaking study of human starvation and recovery. The Minnesota Starvation Experiment provides an excellent blue print for modern recovery from disordered eating and chronic dieting. It was the scientific proof that allowed me to fully recover from my own ED.

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Relationships in Eating Disorders and Recovery

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!  I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all of the love in your life.  Love between family, friends, pets, and romantic partners!  Being in a romantic relationship  while suffering or recovering from an eating disorder is not an easy task.  Often it is difficult for a partner […]

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