This is a letter to my fellow non-black dietitians and people in the anti-diet/eating disorder space.
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).
If You’re Mentally Planning Your Evening Snack While Eating Dinner, it Might Mean You’re Not Satisfied
Have you ever been planning out your next meal while you’re in the middle of a current one?
Have you ever had judgments about that? “Why am I always thinking about food?” “Am I addicted to food?” “Is there something wrong with me?”
Calories = energy = life!
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.