Does Body Size Determine If an Eating Behavior is Disordered?

Disordered eating is difficult to define when it is often disguised as a “diet” or masked by the skewed perception of what a disordered body should look like. Whether it is restricting food or reactive eating that develops from deprivation, these behaviors are our body’s way of trying to signal that something is wrong. Ironically, instead of seeing these as red flags, they can be normalized by society to control body size.

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How to Drown Out Diet Talk

It never fails. As soon as someone discovers I am a dietitian they want to know what set of dogmatic diet rules I live by. As if I were a Starbucks drink, they are expecting a description such as, “a non-GMO, soy free, Paleo pescatarian who alternates between Beach Body shakes and Whole30 every month.”

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How To Be Brave In Your Body

The body positive movement has shifted to an almost glamorous state of popularity. Pictures of half nude women embracing imperfection are normalizing what a natural, untouched body looks like. While this is powerful, the sheer amount of bravery it takes to become more accepting of your body is not emphasized enough.

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Are Your Beliefs Hurting Your Body Image?

It’s interesting how we have become ashamed of the natural characteristics of the body. Lines and curves make a person unique and tell a story of who they are, but by any means necessary, we try to change them. We are all chasing after something that has been photoshopped, airbrushed and smoothed with the idea that it’s actually attainable.

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Dear Non-Diet Dietitian, You Aren't Alone

You are probably reading this because at some point you have experienced feeling isolated as a non-diet dietitian. Even if you feel confident among your HAES/IE/non-diet social media accounts and podcasts, it can still feel overwhelming at times. It’s so easy to feel alone in a profession where you were taught to put people on the scale, count calories and praise weight loss.

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