Welcome to our blog! Please find various topics that are in line with the way we practice in addition to recipes that we’ve enjoyed.

Family-Based Treatment

What is Family-Based Treatment? Family-based treatment (FBT) is a therapeutic approach that was developed in the 1980s for management of anorexia nervosa [1]. In FBT, the therapist has an agnostic view where no time is spent analyzing why the eating disorder developed. In this approach, food is seen as “medicine” and the therapy prioritizes full…

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Social Media Makeover

Social media is very present in our everyday lives, and many spend hours mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or Facebook and posting on their accounts. Social media has many advantages, such as connecting and interacting with friends and family and getting updates on other people’s lives, but have you ever thought about the downsides of social…

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Signs of a Disordered Relationship with Exercise

Can someone who practices regular exercise be struggling with their relationship with movement? Based on the messages of diet culture, exercising can be promoted as something we “should” be doing in order to attain a specific, yet unrealistic body aesthetic, or as a way to compensate for eating “bad” foods. How does this message impact…

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023: Transforming the Narrative from Ask to Action Resources

Introduction Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023 is taking place this February 27th to March 5th. EDAW is an annual campaign from NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders and to provide hope, support and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Here we share a…

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Why people struggle with weight loss – Restricting calories and the effects on metabolism

Pop quiz: How does someone lose weight? Most people would say it’s a simple formula – exercise, dieting and a good dose of discipline. So, how come most weight loss efforts fail? Diet culture would have you believe that people lack motivation, discipline or the “right” program. But, most dieters become frustrated when their dieting…

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ARFID

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), oftentimes characterized as “extreme picky eating,” is an eating disorder impacting thousands of individuals, particularly children. There are three main types of ARFID: Lack of interest: people with this type of ARFID have a genuine lack of interest in eating and food. They also get full quickly. Sensory Avoidance: people…

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How Can ACT Help You Recover From An Eating Disorder?

To begin, let’s quickly review what ACT means… ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is an evidence-based model that helps us understand and explore the experiences that have shaped us into who we are today. It allows us to identify our values and help direct our time, energy and resources toward goals that…

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5 Signs your Child May Have an Eating Disorder

Food can be a pleasure for some while it can be a painful experience for others. The latter most likely translates into eating problems that are known as eating disorders. Eating disorders are not caused by one factor, per se. Eating disorders are typically a mix of many risk factors, including: ‘’genetic vulnerability/family history, body…

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Gratitude as we end 2020

2020…a year that we will likely remember for a very long time to come. I’m certain no one anticipated the challenges, the grief, the lessons and the experiences that 2020 offered us.   While I recognize that my 2020 was filled with similar themes to others, 2020 also represents the year that a vision, a…

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My Story: no meat; helping or harming?

Food. It is one of the few things that absolutely everybody has in common. For some, it is simply nourishment. For many, it is a source of pleasure. For me, it is also a strategic avenue to become a stronger athlete. The Background I am a runner. I am 28 years old, and my current…

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Emotional eating is normal; lean in!

In the midst of uncertainty, emotions are prominent and avoiding them feels challenging. Some choose to respond by “shoulding“ and suggesting that we take this “down time“ to become healthy, fit, lose weight and live our best lives. I’m not part of this camp. You can’t run away from emotions because you’re a human and…

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My Story: self-discovery

Through my teens and twenties I had very limited conceptions of what health was, and I thought being slim and fit was the feminine ideal that all women should strive for in their lives.     Mainstream media and social beauty standards just reinforced my internalized beliefs, which over the years did serious damage to…

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