Binge Eating Disorder, or BED is a diagnosis that was added to the DSM 5. While the formal diagnosis is new, the disorder is not. However, chances are there are a fair number of people (including providers) that might not know the important facts and stats around Binge Eating Disorder. In fact one of the perhaps most surprising statistics is that BED is more than 3 times more common than anorexia and bulimia combined, making it the most common eating disorder in America!
What makes Binge Eating Disorder different than overeating?
I would imagine that we’ve all been there before. (more…)
Eating Disorder Dietitians focus on more than just food and meal plans…
When picking the members of your recovery team, there is a LOT to consider. Expertise in eating disorders, schedule, location and finances are all big considerations. In the past, it wasn’t common practice to include a dietitian as part of the eating disorder recovery process. More and more it has become the recommendation to include an eating disorder dietitian in the recovery process – I mean, we are talking about EATING here. Who better to address these issues than someone who went through years of higher education learning about food and how the body uses it? Still not sure about why it is important to include a dietitian on your team? (more…)
Help Your Teen Recover From an Eating Disorder Today!
Family Based Treatment (FBT) is a short-term treatment that focuses on utilizing each family member to support the recovery of your child to overcome Anorexia Nervosa or Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders where there is significant food restricting or weight loss. Therapy consists of 10-20 sessions within an outpatient setting, hoping to alleviate the need for hospitalizations or residential treatment. It is a cost-effective alternative to higher levels of care that is considered the most effective treatment for anorexia nervosa in children and teens. (more…)
How to stop emotional eating, stress eating, or binge eating by learning to listen to your body!
If you have a heartbeat you’ve probably had an ‘emotional eating’ episode sometime in your life. You know, the kind where you open up a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and eat in front of your TV while binge watching Say Yes To The Dress. All because you may have failed an exam, had a stressful day at work, or experienced a major event or loss.
Emotional eating is part of our culture because our families and society teach us that food is to be used as a source of comfort. (more…)
What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Nutritionist?
With the flood of communication via the internet, phone, and electronic devices, many individuals and groups are claiming that they are nutrition experts. Similar to any profession, there are those that have gone through extensive education and training to receive an accredited certification and then there is the fast-track version of schooling.