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Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that severely impact the person’s health (mentally, physically, socially, … really all aspects of health!). And despite being a mental health issues, we cannot recover from an eating disorder without food

The Role of the Dietitian in Eating Disorder Care

September 25, 2023

By: Olivia Kuhlmann, RD, MPH, CDE Reviewed By: Marie-Pier Pitre D’Iorio, RD, B.Sc. Psychology  If COVID-19 taught us anything, it’s that social isolation heavily impacts the development, maintenance and relapse of eating disorders. In the wake of the pandemic, advancements in technology and more people working from home have resulted in some long-lasting and detrimental […]

The Role of Communities in Eating Disorder Treatment

September 11, 2023

Introduction: In recent years, the concept of medical fatphobia adn weight-stigma has gained attention and raised concerns about the way healthcare professionals approach patients in larger bodies. This blog post aims to shed light on the impact of medical fatphobia and provide insights into advocating for compassionate care. Inspired by a podcast conversation between Jenna […]

The Impact of Medical Fatphobia & Weight Stigma: Advocating for Weight-Inclusive Care

July 18, 2023

Introduction Recovery from disordered eating and eating disorders is a complex and challenging journey that requires resilience, determination, and support. In this blog post, we will explore how can your support system help you in recovery, the profound role and numerous benefits of having a support system in the healing process. We will dive into […]

How Can Your Support System Help You In Recovery?

July 11, 2023

Introduction In a world where fitness often emphasizes extreme workouts and pushing through pain, there exists a movement practice that takes a different approach—one that focuses on mindful movement and body connection. In this blog post, we will delve into what mindful movement is and explore the profound advantages it brings to our physical and […]

Mindful Movement: Discovering a New Approach to Exercise

July 4, 2023

How to have a summer body? 1- Have a Body 2-In Summertime

Introduction Summertime is a season many of us look forward to, with its warm weather and enjoyable outdoor activities. However, it can also bring complexities when it comes to our relationship with food and body image. Especially if you are in the process of recovering from an eating disorder or healing your relationship with food […]

Navigating Summertime: Tips for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Body

June 27, 2023

Eating is a simple yet very complex and nuanced behaviour. Eating is not simply a matter of being either an intuitive eater or having an eating disorder; it is a complex spectrum that we move along, influenced by our culture, our belief system, our upbringing and our experiences.

In this blog post, we will discuss the eating spectrum and ways we can support ourselves in developing a healthier relationship with food.

Intuitive Eating to Eating Disorders: Understanding the Eating Spectrum

June 22, 2023

Shopping can often be a bumpy ride, especially for those who are working on healing their relationship with food and their body. Size discrepancies, the lack of size diversity in models/marketing, and the sneaky subconscious messages from society can really throw you off balance and create anxiety and stress… PLUS, many have used clothing as […]

Create a positive shopping experience

June 14, 2023

Introduction: Welcome to The Balanced Practice Blog, where we explore the intersection fo nutrition science, food relationships, body image and all things eating disorders. Today, we delve into a topic that often arises in conversations around health and nutrition: sugar. While sugar has been demonized by diet culture over the last decade, it’s important to […]

Debunking Sugar: Can sugar be part of your plate?

June 8, 2023

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Welcome back to the Balanced Dietitian podcast. Happy last day of May! How are we feeling, my friends? Today, on the podcast, we’re talking about the reasons why food freedom doesn’t work for you. This is a little bit different because I believe that food freedom CAN happen for everybody. I believe that we were […]

Why Food Freedom Doesn’t Work For You

May 31, 2023