The idea of body or weight changes may feel scary during recovery or in healing your relationship with food. If you are feeling this way, you are not alone and it is fully understandable. Sometimes weight gain may be necessary in recovery if you are underweight or are experiencing symptoms that you are below your […]

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

February 27, 2023

Navigating Weight Change Fears in Recovery

If something isn’t quite right with our diet or eating habits, our bodies will eventually let us know. The way and how much you eat directly impacts how your body functions. Food is essential for fueling every process in your body from blinking to keeping your heart beating. Thus, it makes sense that a diet […]

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

January 16, 2023

Signs Your Eating Habits Need to Change

The holidays are filled with the people we love, celebrations, and of course, food. It can be a challenging time for many, especially if your focus is on the calories and trying to avoid the charcuterie board or holiday cookies. Being stressed about food or your body can take away the enjoyment and your ability […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

December 26, 2022

Intuitive Eating and the Holidays

Finally, the holiday season is here! From family gatherings, planning potlucks and the mad dash that is Christmas shopping, the holidays can be both an exciting and stressful time for most. Like many celebrations, the holiday season involves gathering together with everyone we love around lots of delicious food. Often times we may be invited […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition

December 15, 2022

Tips for Holiday Food Guilt and Stress

When you hear “clean eating”, does it procure images of green juices, spinach salads, or organic smoothie bowls in your head? Either way, “clean eating” is probably not a new or unfamiliar term for you. Despite being news of the past, this seemingly innocent term persistently circulates the internet, social media, and our social circles. […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

October 31, 2022

Why Clean Eating is NOT Actually Healthy

It’s Monday and you feel like you ate a little too much food at that BBQ on the weekend. You feel guilty, but you tell yourself you will “make-up” for it over the next couple of days. You may decide to eat a little less or exercise extra hard to “burn it off”… We are […]

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

August 22, 2022

Why You Don’t Need to “Burn Off” Your Food

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‚Äôs 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

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