Recovery from an eating disorder is challenging. One of the hardest parts can be eating navigating through all of the diet culture triggers that surround us. Unfortunately, diet culture is everywhere. Even when you are feeling empowered and ready to leave it behind. Even so, it is inevitable that someone, at some point, may make […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition

July 25, 2022

Setting Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery

Athletes face unique challenges in eating disorder recovery. In addition, the medical and psychological consequences of eating disorders may affect an athlete’s ability to safely participate in their sport. Athletes suspected to have an eating disorder should put sport participation on hold. Until an assessment is made by a mental health professional, they should stay […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

July 18, 2022

Eating Disorder Recovery and Sport Participation

Eating disorders affect around 9% of the population. Even though they are common, they are often still viewed as taboo. With a lack of discussion around this topic, these disorders can be greatly misunderstood. Therefore, here are 6 things we think you should know about eating disorders: 1. Genetics Play a Role What causes EDs? […]

Eating Disorders, Men's Health, Uncategorized, Women's Health

July 11, 2022

Eating Disorders: 6 Things to Know

There are a few body and eating related comments that come to mind from my own days as a high school athlete: “Hold that plank a little longer– c’mon, it’s bikini season!” “Did we have too much pie this Thanksgiving? You all are running slow!” “If you would lose weight, it would help you run […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

June 27, 2022

Tips for Coaches: Avoiding Body Related Comments

It’s important for coaches to know that disordered eating and eating disorders are not uncommon in athletes. These behaviours tend to be most common in sports with weight classes (ex. wrestling and rowing) or aesthetics (ex. bodybuilding and gymnastics). In these sports, 33% of male athletes and 62% of female athletes experience disordered eating. Coaches […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

June 20, 2022

Tips for Coaches: Detecting and Preventing Eating Disorders

What is PCOS?  Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal and metabolic disorder. This condition affects around 7-10% of individuals with ovaries in premenopausal years. Unfortunately, the cause of this syndrome is unknown. However, research suggests that development is likely due to both genetic and environmental factors. Diagnosis of PCOS  Polycystic ovarian syndrome can […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Women's Health

May 24, 2022

PCOS and Eating Disorders

Losing your period as a female athlete is, unfortunately, a pretty common experience. Less common is the conversation around what this means for your health and athletic performance. Losing your period, may seem like a convenience at first. However, the long-term impacts of hypothalamic amenorrhea, or loss of your period, are not worth it. What […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

May 24, 2022

Losing Your Period As An Athlete

Hydration is one of the most important topics when it comes to nutrition for active women. However, it’s often overlooked due to busy schedules, diet culture myths, and being seen as a lower priority. Active women can be at a higher risk for dehydration and hydration-related issues for several reasons. Here’s a few reasons to […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

May 9, 2022

Why Hydration is Essential for Active Women

Attention runners – it’s time to talk about one of the biggest myths out there in the running community: thin = fast.  Where does this idea of thin = fast come from? For some athletes, this concept may have first been introduced by a well-meaning coach or a parent. For others, the media may be […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

April 4, 2022

Why Thin Does Not Equal Fast

Image of two women and one man running. Only the torso down of the runners is shown. The runners are in hoodies and black pants. The group is running across a metal bridge outside.

For a lot of people, the first thing that comes to mind when they hear “dietitian” is meal plans. However, providing meal plans to clients is often only a very small portion of what many dietitians do. In fact, some dietitians completely avoid prescribing meal plans at all. Why you might ask? Meal plans disregard […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

March 4, 2022

Why Meal Plans Don’t Work