• Let’s Get Real

    Monday marked the start of the annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) and I thought long and hard about what I could say that might feel meaningful to each of you. Many of you know an awful lot about eating disorders because you treat them or have suffered from one. An eating disorder has touched you in some […]

  • What a Fat Person Needs – A Life Lesson

    You guys have seen me write A LOT about the problems of weight stigma. I even developed a free short guide for practitioners on how to provide non-stigmatizing care. But I understand that terms are often thrown around and their true meaning can seem vague or unclear. You may have even asked yourself, “What does […]

  • But I Hate My Body…Cracking the Code on Body Acceptance

    Are you considering the notion of body acceptance. Or perhaps someone in your life is urging you to consider body acceptance. Maybe you have heard the word body acceptance and thought to yourself, “Why in the world would I accept THIS body?” Body acceptance is a super challenging idea for nearly everyone. We have been […]

  • Your Values – Your Key to Contentment

    I’m a registered dietitian by training but so many of my clients tell me “You’re more than my nutritionist Marci, you’re like my life coach!” I take that feedback seriously!! My clients trust me to join with them on their life journeys and that is a privilege. There are a couple of reasons my clients […]

  • Digestive Disorders and Eating Disorders: A Complicated Mix

    Several years into my work as a nutrition therapist I found myself really grappling with a clinical dilemma. Many of my clients were not only suffering from an eating disorder but they were also suffering from pretty severe digestive issues. And these digestive issues were not only complicating their recovery but they were seriously impacting […]

  • Defining Self-Acceptance… Or At Least My Definition

    My client, whom we’ll call Sally, was telling me how she’s been reading up on all sorts of positive body image blogs. You know, blogs that encourage you to love yourself and accept yourself as you are right now. And that was just all too far from reality for her to be able to swallow. […]

  • Practice Taking a Pause

    By Sarah Patten, RD LDN One of my favorite routines after getting out of bed in the morning involves making a steaming hot cup of coffee and taking a moment before taking my first sip to pause, gaze out my kitchen window, and set an intention for my day ahead. This ritual started a couple […]

  • Healing the Hate: A Better Body Image in the New Year

    I originally wrote this video blog for Recovery Warriors which is a phenomenal community and resource for anyone looking for additional support in their eating disorder recovery. But you don’t have to have an eating disorder to have crappy body image. So if you’d like to feel better about your body, this one’s for you. […]

  • Healthy Selfishness

    Photo Credit: I discovered this photo from my friend and colleague Leslie Schilling’s facebook post. Check out her blog– you’ll love her sensible and sassy nutrition expertise. This time of year is all about giving. So I thought I’d be a little subversive and talk about taking. This post is all about healthy selfishness. What […]

  • Body Positive & Weight Loss

    Body Positive. It seems to be a term that’s getting a little more press these days. As a self-described “body positive dietitian” you’d think I’d be thrilled! Truthfully, I’m conflicted. I’m conflicted because “body positive” began as a term used to promote body inclusivity, meaning all bodies (fat, thin, short, tall, able-bodied or not) deserve […]