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Seeing your loved one suffer from an eating disorder is not easy, whether it be your child, your partner, your sibling or your friend. It is soooo HARD to see someone you care about go through this. It can be overwhelming to support someone with an eating disorder. If you are concerned about someone you […]

Supporting A Loved One with an Eating Disorder

January 26, 2022

Happy New Year!  As we are beginning a new year, we thought it was the perfect occasion to re-introducing ourselves, our practice and how we work with our clients. Our approach is at the core of what we do so we wanted to share it with you Before we start…Who is The Balanced Practice? The […]

The Balanced Practice’s Approach

January 3, 2022

Guilt Free and Holidays….. Can these words coexist? Although the holidays can be really fun and enjoyable, I remember a time when it was rather stressful and difficult. Before I healed my relationship with food and my body, the holidays were really hard. They were challenging because of the different foods that were available, which […]

Guilt Free Eating over the Holidays – 7 Actionable Tips!

December 20, 2021

There is a lot of evidence that suggest the imperative use of therapy in eating disorder recovery. Eating disorders are a mental health diagnosis, which suffer severe physical and biological consequences, therefore, therapy is ESSENTIAL to achieve full recovery. Most people understand the role of a dietitian in eating disorder recovery, because it has to do […]

Types of Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment

December 13, 2021

There is so much stigma around substance use. When we hear that term, our minds refer to what we have been taught, which is to view these individuals with shame. What we don’t realize is that by perpetuating that image, it makes it even more difficult for someone who is willing to seek help and […]

Substance use and Eating Disorders

December 7, 2021

Okay, so I’ve talked about this a lot in the past, and every time that I bring up, I get a lot of resistance and a lot of questions. So, I thought, let’s address it all in one blog post, solely dedicated to Body Comments. It’s going to be pretty short and sweet, but straight […]

Dodging Body Comments – Of ALL kinds

December 3, 2021

There is a strong intersection between diabetes, diet culture and disordered eating behaviours. People are taught to think that there is only one way to eat for diabetes, and that everyone should “eat as though we have diabetes”, in an effort to reduce our risks of developing diabetes. We realize more and more how stigmatizing […]

Diabetes and Diet Culture

November 24, 2021

As we enter the month of November, we enter a phase in our seasonal cycle. Days are shorter, we spend more time in the dark, and it can take a toll on us emotionally. Things feel like they are getting hard, and we require more energy to make it through the day or to push […]

Sticking to your healing journey through hard times

November 12, 2021

We have been sold this idea that food a struggle. That there are some people who struggle with it and there are some people who don’t, and you have to be strong and you have to have willpower for food not to be a struggle. We tell ourselves that the only way to overcome this […]

Hidden Hungers

November 2, 2021

If you are in the midst of your healing journey, or maybe you’re in the contemplation phase, it’s normal that the desire to lose weight is still there. Honestly, it will be for a while and that’s totally normal and okay. I want to dive in a little deeper as to why the desire to […]

The Desire for Weight Loss and Your Healing Journey

October 27, 2021