EDRDpro values our community and we know each and every one of our members is helping to change lives of people suffering from disordered eating. For our third Member Spotlight, we get to meet Megan Neiman, RDN, LDN! Here’s a little more about Megan:
Read Megan’s recent guest post on our blog and on Medium! Don’t let weight stigma and body shaming suck you in to diet culture
Where can we find you on social media?
Twitter: @megneiman Instagram: @megneiman_rd
Where do you work?
My private practice consists of eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, BED, Night Eating Syndrome. and disordered eating and orthorexia. I also work with clients suffering with digestive issues and PCOS. I am the sole dietitian within a group counseling practice, located in Pittsburgh, PA.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Living in a diet culture and fat phobic society, I enjoy helping my clients transform their unhealthy connection with food and their bodies. It is gratifying to see my clients develop a positive relationship with food and body image, and ultimately change their lives.
Why eating disorders treatment? What drives you?
As a former chronic dieter, I can truly empathize and relate to my clients struggles and fears with food and weight. It brings me such satisfaction when I am able to help my clients weight restore in a safe and comfortable environment or convert a dieter into an intuitive eater.
Who are your favorite social media influencers in the non-diet, recovery, body liberation space?
What is/are your favorite book/s or resources that have made a difference in the way you work?
Books: Intuitive Eating, Secrets from the Eating Lab
Podcasts: Nutrition Matters, Food Psych, Dietitians Unplugged
What is one non-diet, Intuitive Eating, or Health at Every SIze pearl of wisdom you’d like to share?
“Eating does not have to be perfect. Some of my clients struggle with the concept that eating and nutrition need to be flawless. This defeats the entire purpose of intuitive eating and food freedom.”