Beyond Intention: Impact Matters When Talking About Weight Science

This post was written and submitted by Hannah Frazee. Hannah is a junior at the University of Iowa who is rooted in the Health at Every Size paradigm and is especially interested in studying how systemic oppression impacts health outcomes. You can connect with her on Instagram at @haesrd2be Health at Every Size (HAES) practitioners…

Body Humility: The New Body Positive

The post was written and submitted by Grace Russell. Grace is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian working with clients with eating disorders in both a private practice and an inpatient hospital setting. She is very passionate about reducing the stigma of eating disorders and is currently learning how to weave body image practices into her work. In her…

Deconstructing the Stigma Around Bigger Bodies and Eating Disorders

The media’s portrayal of eating disorders is riddled with stereotypes. These exclusionary understandings fuel the illusion that people experiencing eating disorders look only one way, obscuring the reality that people of all genders, races, incomes, body sizes, sexual orientations, and abilities struggle with food and body disturbances. Receiving an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment can…

Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Eating Disorders

What comes to mind as some of the key components for eating disorder recovery? Conversations around this topic vary, encouraging multidimensional approaches for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. We speak of supporting clients in rediscovering passions and purpose, cultivating loving relationships, and developing nourishing behaviors. But what’s missing? When it comes to eating disorder…

Self-Compassion, Not Self-Esteem: Exploring this key component to better body image

Social comparison, including body comparison, is rampant in our culture today. Body image disturbances are prevalent across the spectrums of age, ability, sexual and gender identity, racial and ethnic groups, and socioeconomic status.  You’re not alone if you feel that your pursuit to “fix” your perceived flaws feels like you’re on a hamster wheel, endlessly…

Member Spotlight: Crystal Savoy, MS, RD, LDN

We are so thankful to have members who are so deeply passionate about helping people heal from disordered eating. This week’s spotlight is on one of these amazing professionals. She is Crystal Savoy,  an enthusiastic, non-diet dietitian who offers virtual sessions as well as serves local clients in Somerville, MA. As an associate at Real…