Check in with your friends (and especially your kids) using this time during lockdown to get “healthier”.
This intention, while usually innocent, can very often lead to disordered eating or even eating disorders (or relapse of an existing ED). One of the most common inquiry calls I receive is from parents of teenagers who started cutting out foods and increasing exercise to be “healthier”. The child begins to lose weight and soon they completely lose control of their behaviors and develop into a full blown eating disorder. (Stay tuned for a full blog post on this next week! Subscribe to my newsletter to be the first to know when the post drops!)
Nutrition is not about good or bad and fitness is not about all or nothing. You can be healthier in body, mind, and spirit without making huge changes to your lifestyle or even changing the size of your body.
Are you or your child struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating? Are you stressing about food and your body more than usual during the COVID 19 pandemic? Christina is an experienced eating disorder registered dietitian nutritionist in the Centerport and Babylon, New York area and she is doing fully virtual sessions during the COVID 19 pandemic. Christina takes Aetna, Cigna, Magnacare, Oscar, Empire NYSHIP, BCBS, and United Healthcare insurance. Send Christina an email to learn more about 1:1 nutrition therapy sessions!