I get asked this question a lot. “How can I stop binge eating?” Bingeing, eating excessive amounts of food in a short amount of time while feeling a loss of control, is scary. It can feel shameful, humiliating, and you may feel completely powerless to stop. The good news is that you can develop a more normalized experience with eating. It is possible. But it is also difficult and it takes time and effort. This article will not cure you of bingeing, but it might provide you with some additional tools to add to your tool kit for conquering binge eating.
Chances are that even if you didn’t leave your house today, if you’ve turned on your smart phone or television or read a newspaper or magazine, you’ve been exposed to at least one product that makes a nutrition claim. Thankfully, there are ways we can determine if a product really will do some of the things it promises to do. When analyzing a health claim, we can apply some of the following basic guidelines.
For those of us with anxiety, shopping can be a miserable experience. For those of us with food anxiety, grocery shopping can sometimes feel impossible. Grocery stores no longer simply sell groceries, they are now Supermarkets which sell just about everything you could possibly need. That’s great for one-stop shopping, but all those choices can feel entirely overwhelming.
20 Things Women with Eating Disorders Want Their Healthcare Professionals to Know About Working with Clients with Eating Disorders
I asked women (no men happened to respond) with eating disorders/in recovery what they wanted future dietitians to know about working with clients with eating disorders. The following list is also helpful for nurses, doctors, therapists, teachers, fitness instructors, and anyone else who will ever work with clients/individuals with eating disorders.
When I first created this website, I quickly wrote the tagline “Grieve their loss, my friends, and then join me in exploring how to manage when not all foods fit into your life.” I didn’t give it much thought at the time, but I realize now just how much of nutrition counseling deals with grieving different losses. It’s partly about the loss of different food items that can no longer fit into the diet, but on a deeper level it’s about grieving the loss of a former self. This may be the loss of a healthy or sick self. Yes, it’s possible, and so normal, to miss your sick self.
7 tips for practicing mindfulness to reduce physical discomfort after eating, especially when you have IBS or IBD