When I first met my friend and colleague, Nancy King, MS, RDN, we discovered a shared value of being caring and compassionate in all we contribute as nutrition professionals. We both treasure being on the journey with a human being releasing a battle with food and their body as they become empowered to be their own person.
Slip-ups are a part of recovery. When I say this to clients, they often shudder and say, “Maybe for other people, but I want to do this perfectly.” Well, this makes sense. Many people struggling with eating disorders also struggle with perfectionism, rigidity, and black and white thinking. These qualities drive the eating disorder, but they cannot drive recovery.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is an all too common and controversial discussion in schools across the United States.
However, implementation of screening programs across American schools is not typically paired with engagement of families and strategy development to support student’s healthy bodies.
Schools identify at-risk youth, sometimes inaccurately.
Enjoying that brownie – YES! Savoring the creamy mac n’ cheese – YES! Delighting in the juicy
peach – YES!
We do enjoy food. We’re supposed to, it’s one of the pleasures of life.
Yet sometimes our eating doesn’t bring pleasure but becomes more of a villain. You might fear
you enjoy food too much, indulge too much, or just feel out of control with your eating. Then
Did you know that all health insurance now includes benefits for behavioral health? You can get psychotherapy paid by you health insurance at the same rate as physical illnesses. So why not try this option? Depending on your coverage you could be looking at paying a small weekly copay and your insurance pays the rest.