In the past, eating disorders have stereotypically been seen as a disorder that primarily affects “cisgendered, heterosexual, middle-upper class white females” . Not only is this narrative incorrect, but it has systematically created errors in the way eating disorders are diagnosed, prevented, and treated for people in the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Introduction: Exercise has many well-documented health benefits – mentally, physically, and socially. Physical activity can improve your muscular, cardiovascular, and bone health. It can also improve your mood, body image, self-esteem and helps to lower your stress levels . And, for many, physical activity can become a harmful component of the eating disorder and be […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]