Eating Disorders

I work with men and women in recovery from disordered eating or an eating disorder (ED) using nutrition education, meal plans, and behavioral support. Clients address their triggers and behaviors at their own pace, and work with the Dietitian to create practical and comfortable goals while implementing new behavior patterns.

There are many restrictive eating patterns that are very common and affect long term health. Often a sense of control and perfectionism drive us with a motivation of being healthy that subsequently, becomes unhealthy when our life feels out of control, and we cling to our behaviors (restricting, purging, laxative abuse, diuretics) to regain our sense of being “on track, able, reliable, and having our lives together.”

Endurance Athletes Strive to be Thin
Competing in endurance sports (triathlon, ultra running, cycling) or anesthetic sports (gymnastics, wrestling) often places pressure on us to look the part of an elite athlete. When we attend events we may feel inadequate regardless of how hard we train, simply because we think we aren’t lean enough. You know that it isn’t rational but if you haven’t lived up to making perfect food choices, or resisted eating “bad” foods, then you may not feel worthy of being an athlete at a specific event These are thoughts that affect your health in the long term – bone density, hormonal imbalance, vitamin & mineral deficiency.

Resources

  • The Rosewood Institute
  • Disordered Eating and Eating Disorder specialty group of SCAN
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • The Female Athlete Triad Coalition
  • What Can You Do to Help Prevent Eating Disorders?
  • National Eating Disorders – Parent Toolkit

Contact me today, to regain confidence and trust in your food decisions, give yourself permission to honor your hunger and appetite, and work towards developing a respectful relationship with food.