The following was inspired from group last night. Many people in recovery from an eating disorder (or two) struggle with the years of dieting messages ingrained in their thinking. One such example has been the long-established and lusciously embraced “Points” system one commercial diet program touts. I thought that if clients love such a simple
The Fall Session of the program is full and the participants are anxiously awaiting the first group tomorrow night. I’m very excited to facilitate the program in my new office home this time. It has been 12 years of running the program and I couldn’t be more grateful.
…………………..just down the street, that is. My new office home is located in the Bernard House, a Raleigh historic home at 1407 Hillsborough St., on the south side of the street between the IHop and YMCA. Roberson Dental occupies the main floor. Please come on up the stairs and I will greet you with
1. Be realistic about expectations. Don’t buy into all the commercial hype and the “Norman Rockwell syndrome” 2. Sit back and write down what YOU want out of the holiday, try to stay on track with what you want by referring to the written list. Make these things happen for you. 3. Reduce stress by
Portia de Rossi was on Oprah November 1st promoting her new book about her life with an eating disorder called Unbearable Lightness. It is an interesting and inspiring story of triumph and healing. Near the end of the interview, Portia describes how she stays on track with her eating disorder recovery and I was taken
Intuitive movement is so far from the common experience for most people these days. “Exercise” is the word most of us use to define our body’s movement. This is, unfortunately, fused with “dieting” as if it is one word. “DietAndExercise” comes with pressure, shoulds, unwritten contracts, endless increases in time/distance/endurance, is fear-based, guilt-ridden, competitive and
Please take a minute and listen to the Surgeon General talking about Health At Every Size. Dr. Benjamin is being influenced to take a moderate and realistic approach to the overwhelming obsession in our country to get thin for health’s sake. She had to start off with the fat/obesity scare tactic first, but moves into
The dangers of being fat are not what you think.
So glad to hear on Oprah today her saying that she is thinking differently about dieting and “jabbering about weight loss”, moving instead to recommending Geneen Roth’s recent publication Women Food and God. Yeah for her! It would be such a relief if she could stop her focus on weight loss and begin to focus
‘Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) Press Announcement’