How to feed a child who is “overeating” and “addicted to food,” by Alexandra Raymond, RDN

As a parent, you want your child to grow up happy. You want him or her to make (overall) smart decisions and be successful. You probably also want your child to grow up “healthy.” The pressure to raise healthy kids There is no denying that health and wellness are at the forefront of our minds. … Continue reading How to feed a child who is “overeating” and “addicted to food,” by Alexandra Raymond, RDN

What I want parents to know about eating disorder recovery, an interview with Kristie Amadio CEDC

We interviewed Kristie Amadio, Certified Eating Disorder Coach and Founder of Recovered Living. Kristie is recovered from an eating disorder and now coaches people who are in recovery and their families. She even lives with families 24-7 as they navigate recovery, making her an excellent resource for what really goes on during recovery and what … Continue reading What I want parents to know about eating disorder recovery, an interview with Kristie Amadio CEDC

Can a person fully recover from an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are poorly understood, and there are many different perspectives on why they occur and exactly what is involved in their development and recovery. There are many theories pointing towards a combination of genetics, temperament, family, and social predictors. As of right now, all we can say is that these factors seem to combine … Continue reading Can a person fully recover from an eating disorder?

A letter to the doctor who told me to “watch” my daughter’s weight

We came in for a check-up for my 12-year-old daughter last week. Over the past 12 years, you have spent significant time during our appointments discussing my daughter's weight trajectory. I can remember you telling me several times that her height was at a higher percentage than her weight, which you said was "good." But … Continue reading A letter to the doctor who told me to “watch” my daughter’s weight

Why it’s time to throw away your pre-baby jeans and embrace your “mom bod”

There is a troubling trend in the media to pursue a non-mom-bod, pre-baby body. When I Googled "mom bod," I was faced with horrible definitions filled with misogynistic body hate. The presentation is that a mom bod is the result of a woman who has "let herself go." But the truth is that a mom … Continue reading Why it’s time to throw away your pre-baby jeans and embrace your “mom bod”