Assessing your Relationship with Movement We have all heard that regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. There’s no doubt that physical activity does the body good. For example, exercise can reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes. It can also boost our mood, stress tolerance, and sleep quality. […]

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

August 8, 2022

What is Joyful Movement?

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

Weight and nutrition can be hard topics for coaches to address with their athletes. Of course, optimizing an athlete’s and team’s performance is one of your main priorities. In this, nutrition can play a role in enhancing athletic performance. In addition, body composition can also play a part, although weight should be less directly associated […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

July 4, 2022

Tips For Coaches: Weight and Body Positivity

This year, let’s stop worrying about getting a summer “beach body”. Memorial Day is around the corner which means it’s the unofficial start of summer. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and the beach is calling your name. Vacation, BBQs and relaxing at the shore may all sound like a great break from […]

Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

May 30, 2022

Why You Don’t Need a Summer Beach Body

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

If you’ve ever given too much thought to your BMI (body mass index) number, you are not alone. Undeservingly, this measurement has become a tool used far too often by health care practitioners to discuss overall wellbeing. So, it makes sense if this number has ever left you feeling stressed! That being said, there are […]

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

April 25, 2022

4 Reasons Why BMI is Not Accurate

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

Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) describes the lack of a menstrual period for 3+ months, or a menstrual cycle consistently longer than 45 days. Losing your period for a while may seem like a blessing at first. However, developing HA can mean that your body is not functioning properly for one reason or another. All in all, […]

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

February 21, 2022

What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?

Image of a uterus model made out of clay on a blue background to represent the topic of amenorrhea.

Low-calorie diets are everywhere and I’m sure you’ve heard these before: Create a calorie deficit to lose weight. Don’t eat above 1200 calories per day. Cut 500 calories a day for easy weight loss. But, is it really that simple? Low-calorie diets have become so normalized by diet culture, weight loss meal plans, and quick […]

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

February 14, 2022

Low-Calorie Diets: Are They Healthy?