On Wednesday May 6th 2020 Suffolk County Legis. William R. Spencer (D-Centerport) announced a new initiative about putting the Town of Huntington on Long Island, New York on a “voluntary diet” in an effort to avoid weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that diets are not the answer to the collective anxiety and trauma we are all experiencing surrounding this pandemic. We simply can’t shame people into being healthy. A diet may give us something to do and it may feel good for awhile, but inevitably the diet will end and the weight will come back and the negative feelings will return.
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).
Beginning today, 3/16/20, I will be shifting all of my 1:1 nutrition counseling services at my Centerport office to virtual in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sessions will be conducted via HIPAA compliant video conferencing or telephone without video.
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.
Just dropping in to remind you that you don’t lack willpower for eating an extra pancake, drinking a latte, eating the kids’ leftovers, or having a cookie (or 12).
Thin privilege is real folx!