I had so much fun filming this interview with Stephanie Van Schaick, LMHC where we talk about my journey towards becoming a HAES dietitian, seeing a dietitian in eating disorder recovery, what is normal eating, and so much more!
I’m frequently asked to help people find an eating disorder dietitian in their area when they’re unable to see me locally in Centerport, Long Island or virtually. Sometimes I have a referral for them, but other times I’m making my best assumptions based on the dietitian’s website or social media presence. I’m sharing some tips for choosing the best eating disorder dietitian in your area.
Thanksgiving is just a few days away here in America and several other holidays are coming up in the next month. If we’re being honest, this time of year can be hard for people in recovery from anything, but especially in recovery from an eating disorder or chronic dieting.
I am so excited to announce that I now offer morning, daytime, evening, and select Saturday hours in my new office for nutrition counseling. I have moved to a space in Centerport, New York (just 10 minutes East of the old office in Huntington Village). I also continue to provide virtual coaching sessions for your convenience, when appropriate.
So think about it for a second. If restricting food and exercising led to sustained weight loss over time, every single one of us would be in smaller bodies. We’d all look more or less the same.
But professionals who say they’re treating eating disorders should 100% not be prescribing behaviors for larger bodied people that are diagnosed as eating disorders in smaller bodied people. That is to say prescribing starvation diets and obsessive behaviors to people just to get them to lose a few pounds that are likely to come back anyway Is not ethical or evidence based care.