15th Anniversary Celebration with Marci RD Nutrition: Sale + Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that I opened the doors to Marci RD Nutrition Consulting 15 years ago. When I became a dietitian, I did not have big plans to become an entrepreneur. I didn’t envision my own business, a group practice, or an online education platform to train other clinicians. I had an inkling that [...]

Improve Your Body Positivity While Managing Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders

This co-occurring struggle is complicated, real, and there are very few resources available on the topic. Several years ago I was preparing for a talk on digestive disorders and eating disorders. I stumbled on a qualitative research study exploring the themes related to body image for people with chronic digestive health conditions. I was struck [...]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024 – Healing in Community

Today marks the first day of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) with this year’s theme, “Healing in Community.” Historically, during eating disorders (ED) awareness week, I’ve aimed my efforts at clinicians outside the ED profession. This year, I’m taking a different approach and speaking directly to those of us already treating EDs, because in order [...]

Marci’s Annual Book Round-Up for 2023

If you’ve been reading my posts for a bit, you already know that each January (except when I'm on parental leave!) I post an annual book round-up. I share with you some of my favorite books from the previous year with a very quick blurb about how they made my heart sing. If you want [...]

The Gifts I Receive from My Nutrition Counseling Clients

I love gift giving. And as someone who celebrates Christmas, gift giving is front of mind this time of year. But lately I’ve been reflecting a lot on the gifts that my clients have given me over the years and wanted to share a bit from my heart as we close out 2023. Over the [...]

4 Tips to Manage the Holidays with Chronic Illnesses and EDs

You can enjoy the holiday season as stress and symptom-free as possible. If you are reading this and struggle with an eating disorder (ED), chronic illness, or both, I am proud of you. You must manage countless challenges each and every day. EDs and chronic illnesses can be thought of as “invisible illnesses.” On the [...]

FALL TRAINING SALE

It is that time of year again where I like to be sure that everyone has the opportunity to receive more training and development and at a special sale price! FALL TRAINING SALE --- 20% My passion is helping other clinicians develop and grow their skills when working with eating disorders and body image and [...]

What’s my advice for getting started as an Eating Disorders Dietitian?

When students, interns, and dietitians ask me about what is required to get into the ED profession, I offer a couple of pieces of advice. The first is that you have to be willing to sacrifice time, energy, and money to specialize in eating disorders. It is a SPECIALTY, and it takes significant resources to [...]

Weight is Not the Illness When it Comes to Eating Disorders

We need to end traumatic and destructive anti-fatness rooted racism, shame, and discrimination. I got so angry while at the Eating Disorders Research Society Conference in September of 2023. If you’ve been following my reels on Instagram (totally ok if you’re not), you may have seen me sharing some of my takeaways and highlights from the [...]

The Intersection of Chronic Illness, Eating Disorders and Body Image

We have very little research that explores the impact of more rare, chronic conditions on issues of food and body image healing. But I can tell you from both personal and professional experience, complex chronic illness takes a significant toll on both. That is why I am so passionate about educating and supporting others. There [...]

How to Improve Body Image and Heal with a New Approach

Approaching Your Body Image by factoring in social and nervous systems when doing this work is often the path to healing. In my last blog post, I talked with you about why body image is so complex, what your bad body image is trying to tell you, and why your attempts to fix it likely [...]

Why Body Image is so Complicated and What it’s Telling You

Summer temperatures often bring the bad body image boiling right to the top. I get it, you are sweaty and exposed and damn, that’s uncomfortable. That’s why I have to talk about body image this month…and probably next. Today I’m going to share with you 3 things: Why body image is so complicated, what your [...]

Digestive Disorders and Eating Disorders: Answering Common Questions

Did you know that the majority of clients who suffer from an eating disorder (ED) also struggle with significant digestive health challenges? When I returned from maternity leave, I went to social media to ask - what content do you want from me? The resounding answer: digestive issues!! which is not surprising … Some studies [...]

Celebrating International No Diet Day and My Birthday!

Today is International No Diet Day and It’s my birthday and I’m going to let you in on a not so little secret. I love celebrating birthdays. My birthday, your birthday, pretty much anyone’s birthday! Birthdays are, for me, the response to the question poet Mary Oliver poses at the end of her much beloved [...]

Marci’s Annual Book Round-Up for 2022

Typically, each January, I do a roundup of my favorite books from the previous year. Since I was out on leave this past January, I thought today was the PERFECT day to share my recap because here in the U.S., it’s National Book Day! Below are some of the books on the top of my [...]

Learn to Take Up Space for Yourself

Taking up space can feel impossible and can often be a reason why you might feel stuck in your life or in your recovery. Hi! It’s Christine, one of the dietitians with the Marci RD team, still covering for her while she’s on Mat leave with the family! For those of you who might not [...]

Self-Reflections and Lessons Learned from Life at College

For many, as the year comes to a close, it's often a time for self-reflection. For me, the end of the year is bittersweet, filled with emotions, gratitude, and hopes for the new year. ~ Anita Dharwadkar Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Folks often look back at the year and focus on what they didn’t do versus [...]

How to Practice Gratitude with your Body during the Holidays

The holidays are approaching and this can be a tough time for many different reasons. Before we jump in, I did want to say that if you cannot be with loved ones or if this time of year is filled with mixed emotions, my thoughts are with you. ~ Christine Laker Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with [...]

Clinicians, Conferences and Expanding Your Skills

I find that October is a month where I look forward to attending conferences and events like the TEDD-WIND Inclusivity Conference. I do this in order to expand and elevate my skills so that my clients and students in my programs can grow as well. This year is a little different as I am away [...]

Reflections and Re-Learning While Prepping for Maternity Leave

Here are some reflections I wanted to offer you before I say goodbye for a bit as I head out on Maternity Leave. These are lessons I’ve been really grateful to learn the past couple of months and hope you gain some insight from what I’ve learned and even re-learned. 3 Things I’ve Been Re-Learning […]

Updates and News from the Marci RD Nutrition Team

As we head into Fall, our team of dietitians has lots of news to share. Can you believe that September is almost over? Admittedly, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed because I am heading out on maternity leave for baby #2 on October 1st! I’m filled with a whole range of emotions – excitement, mixed with […]

Body Image Training & Coping tools + Groups to help you!

Last month I wrote about summer body image struggles and I can’t thank you enough for all of the positive feedback I received from both individuals and providers. The topic resonated for so many of you and it’s a topic we can’t seem to get off our brains over here at Marci RD. Since it’s a [...]

Summertime Body Image is HARD!!

I know I am writing to folks across the globe, but here in the US, temperatures are hitting record highs, which seems to correlate with record high grumpy body image. With hotter temperatures and less clothing, it’s natural to feel more vulnerable and exposed. Often, summer brings more socialization and opportunities for body comparisons. Additionally, [...]

Having Equity in the Eating Disorders Field

I am thrilled to put all of my support behind the first upcoming BIPoC Eating Disorders Conference. In the video below, I share with you my perspective on why we as a field desperately need this conference and the action you can take to support it. IF you say you care about greater equity in [...]

Celebrating International No Diet Day!! [May 6, 2022]

I Have TWO Reasons to Celebrate today, which is International No Diet Day. It’s just never going to get old that a worldwide celebration of NOT DIETING also falls on my birthday. So, you better believe I have two very solid reasons to celebrate. But I also want to share, in case you didn’t know, [...]

When Eating Disorders and Chronic Illness Intersect

We are talking about Eating Disorders and Chronic Illness with our newest Dietitian at Marci RD Nutrition, Anita Dharwadkar. Did you know that chronic illness creates specific vulnerabilities to the development of mental health challenges and eating disorders? In my experience, this is an area that deserves a whole lot more attention. Have you ever [...]

Exciting Changes at Marci RD Nutrition: A New Dietitian

It’s National Registered Dietitian Day and it’s the perfect opportunity to share some very exciting news about the dietitians in my practice! First, I am thrilled to announce that Anita Dharwadkar has just joined the team full-time. Anita is passionate about working in the field of eating disorders, with particular interests in working with kids, […]

3 Myths about Eating Disorders Treatment

While there are a lot of problematic myths out there, here are three Myths about Eating Disorders Treatment that I’ve been reflecting on quite a bit. As I have been doing all the legwork on the newest version of my online training “Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders” I have been thinking a lot about common […]

What Does Equality Have to Do With Your Body?

Today is Women’s Equality Day here in the United States. This is a day which commemorates “the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits...denying the right to vote...on the basis of sex.1” I am so grateful that so many people have fought tirelessly and continue to fight for the [...]

A Little Dose of Gratitude

Holy smokes, it is November. How have we made it to the end of 2020? To be honest, I’m not quite sure. But I do know that this year has been hard. And I also know that my brain (well, all human brains) tends to dwell more on what’s not going well rather than what […]

Ch Ch Ch Changes…

I have been singing the illustrious David Bowie song, “Changes,” while simmering over this month’s newsletter. Fall has always signaled a time for transition and change for me. Something about the start of a new school year, even though I’m no longer in school, lives in my bones. I get re-energized to refocus and reprioritize […]

Special Eating Disorders Training Package for New Grads and RDNs

One of the most common questions I get from students and new dietitians is this, “Marci, how did you get into the field of eating disorders?” The honest answer is that I received zero training in school, a tiny bit of exposure in my internship, then threw myself into self-study at the very beginning of […]

Why Racism Matters to My Work

Over the past week, I have been filled with a flood of thoughts and emotions related to the death of George Floyd and the resulting groundswell of anti-racist protests. While issues of race in America might not seem directly related to my work as an eating disorder specialist, I wanted to share with you why […]

Boston Speaking Events

I wanted to let you know about a couple of exciting talks I’m giving in the Boston area in April. I have the privilege of teaching about two of my passion topics – body image counseling for dietitians and counseling techniques for dietitians! Woohoo!!! I hope that you may be able to join me. Here […]

Welcoming a New RD to the Team!

I opened the doors to my private practice exactly 11 years ago this month. It seems impossible that so much time has passed! And in those 11 years, I have welcomed 5 dietitians to my team. All of them compassionate, smart, hardworking, and fun! I have been truly blessed to be surrounded by women I […]

Feeling disconnected from your body?

Do you feel disconnected from your body? Wanting to reintroduce movement back into your life in a gentle and mindful way? Feeling in need of support, guidance, and compassion as you re-engage with your body? Yoga can be the answer! Sarah Patten is one of our clinicians on the Marci RD Nutrition team. She is […]