Yoga & Mindfulness: Keys to Healthier Food & Body Relationships

This post was written and submitted by EDRDpro member Caroline L. Young, MS, RD, LD, RYT. Connect with Caroline at caroyoung1121@yahoo.com or on her website at http://www.thewholeyogird.com Ever since I knew I was going to become a registered dietitian (RD), I dreamt of merging my yoga background with my nutrition expertise – a fusion of Eastern…

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…

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: Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CPT

This week we are getting to know a little more about Lauren Anton –  a dietitian, iaedp approved eating disorder specialist and supervisor as well as certified personal trainer in private practice in Los Angeles. Lauren’s background and experience have provided her expertise in sports nutrition and eating disorders. She has worked at most levels…