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Interview with Jessica Setnick: Eating Disorder Dietitian

Interview with Jessica Setnick: Eating Disorder Dietitian

Interview with Jessica Setnick, a Rockstar Dietitian By Alex Raymond, RD, LD with contributions from Caroline Best, Empowered Eating Intern I am so excited to feature another rockstar dietitian, Jessica Setnick. Jessica’s mission is: empowering health professionals to confidently and competently treat eating disorders. Jessica does amazing work to complete this mission! She developed the Eating Disorder Boot Camp for dietitians as well as created the Eating Disorder Clinical Pocket Guide. The RD community is so lucky to have her wealth of knowledge! Here are some questions we asked Jessica:  What do you want the world to know about eating disorders? What is the most important thing in prevention of eating disorders? Why do you love working in the eating disorder field? What is a fun fact about you :)? Key Points From Jessica Jessica wants the world to know that everyone eats and everyone has feelings. Sometimes those things get mixed up and we should be aware and sensitive concerning that. She  wants to stress that there’s no specific type or of person who has an eating disorder. Eating disorders affect anyone. Jessica talks about ways to prevent the development of eating disorders. A huge part of this is not assigning morality to food or body sizes. Additionally, she really loves her work. Jessica loves feeling like she’s doing her part to “help repair the world”. We think this is so awesome! Jessica runs two workshops and is the author of two books on eating disorders. The resources she provides are informative and definitely something to check out....
Resources for Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery

Resources for Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery

On The Blog: Empowered Eating Resources   By Alex Raymond, RD, LD The wealth of information available on the internet, including posts on our own blog, Empowered Eating, can be a great resource for everyone involved in eating disorder recovery.  I say everyone involved because different resources benefit different people. I’ve divided articles with important facts on eating disorder recognition and recovery into three groups: support for those in recovery, family and friends who have a loved one with an eating disorder, and for those thinking about reaching out for help for the first time. If you fall into any of these categories or just want to be more educated on eating disorders, these are some wonderful resources written by dietitians. For in Recovery All of these posts offer information on self-care, meal planning when in recovery, different treatment options, and general recovery information. The Best from the Web: Roundup of the Best REBEL Dieting Posts Around the Web! Empowered Dining Meal Support: Meal Support Group for Eating Disorders in College Park, Maryland All About Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Come to Our Eating Disorders Support Group Today: Eating Disorder Support Group Maryland: Continue Along Your Recovery Journey How to Know If It’s Time to Return to Exercise: Returning to Exercise when in Recovery Recovery Cards for Mealtime Inspiration Empowered Eating Success Story: How a Dietitian Can Help With Recovery 3 & 7 Meals: Meal Planning Support for Eating Disorder Recovery 10 Recovery Songs to Feel Empowered Today 10 Things You Can Enjoy in College after Recovery from an Eating Disorder Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Resources End Binge Eating Disorder...
Interview with Marci Evans: Eating Disorder Dietitian

Interview with Marci Evans: Eating Disorder Dietitian

Interview with Marci Evans, Dietitian and Food and Body Image Healer™ By Alex Raymond, RD, LD and contributions by Caroline Best, Student Intern This is the first video blog of ED dietitians and we interviewed Marci Evans. Here at Empowered Eating we love to stay connected to dietitians all over the country.  I thought it would be an excellent idea to interview some other dietitians in the field to learn more about eating disorders and the work they do with clients. You hear from the Empowered Eating team quite often 🙂 and sometimes it’s nice to get some other voices out there! We asked them the following questions: What do you want the world to know about eating disorders? What is the most important thing in prevention of eating disorders? Why do you love working in the eating disorder field? What is a fun fact about you :)? Featured: Marci Evans Marci Evans is a rockstar dietitian (and friend!) who owns a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She calls herself a Food and Body Image Healer™ which I absolutely love! I am lucky enough to say that I have actually had the opportunity to learn from her. She is a wealth of knowledge and I love the enthusiasm and perspective she shares in this video!  Recovery is Possible My favorite quote from this interview with Marci is: “If you are suffering from an eating disorder, know that I believe in you and know that the team at Empowered Eating believes in you and when you don’t have hope to keep going or if you’re losing hope that eating disorder recovery...
NEDA Walk: Baltimore 2017

NEDA Walk: Baltimore 2017

N ational Eating Disorder Association Walk (NEDA): Baltimore 2017 By Alex Raymond, RD, LD It’s that time of year again when the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) organizes walks across the country, which occur in the fall and spring. Whenever a NEDA Walk comes to the DMV area, the Empowered Eating team makes it a point to sign up. And we’re gearing up for the Baltimore walk on October 29th. I wrote this blog to provide our readers with information on NEDA and to also compile some resources that are worth reading. What are NEDA Walks? Did you know… Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness At least 30 million women and men develop an eating disorder at some point in their lives 50% of teen girls and 33% of teen boys use unhealthy behaviors to control their weight These stats are listed on the NEDA website. NEDA’s Mission NEDA’s mission is to support  individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. NEDA believes that full recovery is possible with early detection and intervention and by bringing awareness surrounding eating disorders. It is essential that those who are struggling with an eating disorder to not only have improved access to care, but also have support from the medical community to appropriately recognize and refer. Awareness is Key As dietitians working in the eating disorder community, part of what we do is raising awareness surrounding this illness. We have seen first hand how awareness and early intervention/treatment is key. Some other reasons we are...
Resources Round-Up Favorite Blog Posts

Resources Round-Up Favorite Blog Posts

Resources for Eating Disorder Recovery Compiled by Alex Raymond RD, LD and Caroline Best, Empowered Eating Intern. Our clients are always looking for inspiration and new resources.  Here are some of our favorite eating disorder blogs. Julie Duffy Dillon, RD Julie Duffy Dillon is a nutrition therapist who addresses some very important topics. Her blog, is full of wonderful posts that are a mix of popular nutrition topics and body positivity and other fabulous resources. She writes without judgement and has the mindset of a REBEL dietitian, encouraging a healthy, enjoyable, lifelong relationship with food over short-term dieting. We love her finding food peace motto. Favorite Eating Disorder Resources Here are a few of her posts we liked: The great thing about this post is that Julie recognized that as someone who has never suffered from PCOS, she would need help writing a blog series on it. She brought in a nutrition grad who studies PCOS and also suffers from it to contribute. The article explains the definition of PCOS, describes the common physiological symptoms, and discusses how nutrition and PCOS are intertwined. The post does a great job of breaking down lots of health and nutrition information in a very readable and quick article. Check out her whole series, each addressing a separate component of PCOS and nutrition. Julie’s weekly articles include relevant nutrition topics, including this discussion of the recent New York Times article on the popular weight loss show, The Biggest Loser, and how most participants tend to gain back most of the weight they lost. Check out how she ties in a fun pop culture...

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