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When Eating Healthy Turns Sour

ORTHO= correct OREXIS=appetite ORTHOREXIA= correct appetite. Orthorexia is an ever increasing mental illness wherein the quest to be healthy goes too far resulting in a decline of wellbeing. Those with orthorexia become obsessed with eating "pure" + "clean" foods. While not necessarily preoccupied with weight loss, rather one becomes consumed with achieving the perfect diet. Eating "clean" foods gives an orthorexic a euphoric sense of greatness and pride in their ability to stick to a rigid dietary regime. Control is an orthorexics favorite word. Diligently counting each grain of rice and perfectly measuring out the exact portion of fats makes everything in life seem better. I associate it w

RED-S + Amenorrhea

I had the honor of talking with Degreed Sports Nutritionist Kyla Chanelle, on the dangers of dipping into energy deficit. She works 1:1 with athletes workout and fuel smarter to avoid or heal from RED-S and consequently for many women, get their period back. This conversation was fascinating to me as I have incurred quite the energy deficit myself after 11 years of eating disorders and abusing exercise to maintain a small body weight. Signs of RED-S are; -stress fractures -amenorrhea -insomnia -long recovery time from workouts -Gastrointestinal problems -cold all the time -sluggish metabolism To learn more about RED-S tune into this podcast with Kyla!

Breaking Up With Bingeing

I used to binge. So I would restrict my calories even more cause I though that I ate too much. Little did I know that my binging was BECAUSE I wasn't eating enough. Bingeing is a RESULT of restriction according to Binge Eating Recovery coach Natalie Zises. Unfortunately many women do what I did... restrict or diet even more after binges which worsens the problem. In many cases your body is bingeing because it is lacking nutrients and calories and so your body "forces" you to eat copious amounts of food to keep you a live. With the ever increasing amounts of diets and dieting culture telling us to "eat less" more and more women find them selves fist deep into the family size chip bag and the

The Good + Bad of Wellness Culture

What's one of the CRAZIEST things you used to think about in regards to health + nutrition that you look at novas being WAY wrong? This was the first question that I asked Sierra Wright, Registered Holistic Nutritional Practitioner in our conversation on how the HEALTH + WELLNESS industry can be one of the BIGGEST promoters of disordered eating. Sierra shared a bit about her story of getting down to a very unhealthy weight, suffering from a mired of digestive issues and having Doctors + Naturopaths tells her that the answer was to restrict more foods... the opposite of what someone with an eating disorder needs to do. We mentioned how eating a variety of foods and eating MORE can heal your

How Casey Got her Period Back by Going "All In"

If there's one thing I wish someone told me during my years of gym classes, cross-fit, "clean" eating, cleansing and ordering low fat vegan ice cream it would be this: ~YOUR PERIOD IS THE MORE IMPORTANT THAN 6-PACK ABS~ I went 11 years without a period and thought nothing of it, in fact I liked it cause I didn't have to "deal" with tampons , acne, bloating, cramps or PMS. What I didn't know at that time was that there was a trade off to my teenage years without a pimple which I would one day severely regret. Amenorrhea, lack of menses, puts a women at high risk for: ~Osteoporosis ~Cardiovascular Disease ~Neurodegenerative Disease ~Infertility ~Vaginal Dryness/ Vaginal Atrophy ~Low/No Libido

 Hey Babe, 

wish I had a "big sister" during my ED Recovery-- Some one who has had many of the same thoughts, feelings,+ fears as I, Someone would would support me in what I needed to do next to achieve full recovery. 

Recovery is HARD + there are so many aspects of it that I was not prepared for which is why I now coach women through this process. If you are struggling then reach out, I'm here to help :)

 

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