Heal your disordered eating behaviors
with the Anti-Diet Dietitian
Hi I’m Brandy & I eat Cheeto fries and carrots!
Once I overcame my disordered eating using Intuitive Eating, my relationship with food changed forever. I stopped feeling guilty about my food choices, stopped binge eating, and no longer feel out of control with food.
Are you looking to take care of your health but aren’t quite sure how? You’ve done the “weight loss journey” thing and haven’t made progress toward your health goals. Instead you have been yo-yo dieting and weight-cycling.
Ask yourself this: Of all the dieting and weight loss attempts I’ve tried, have ANY been successful AND sustainable?
What is Intuitive Eating?
Intuitive Eating involves becoming attuned to how your body is feeling to figure out what it needs and how best to take care of it!
Diet culture (which is a part of our society that tells us being in a bigger body is bad, and that thinness is healthy and beautiful) can interrupt our natural intuitive eater and dissociate us from our bodies.
Even under the guise of health and wellness, diet culture introduces food rules or boundaries on us, such as:
“I only eat between the hours of 8am and 7pm” or “I can never eat fast food because it’s unhealthy.”
When we banish these types of food rules and choose to listen to our body again for when and what to eat, a number of things happen:
- Strong cravings can diminish
- Intrusive negative self-talk changes
- Food isn’t constantly on your mind
- Emotional or binge eating can be lessened
Intuitive Eating is a research-based approach to help repair disordered eating & eating disorders. By following the ten principles of Intuitive Eating, the body is allowed to reach a set-point-weight which is the weight your body automatically reverts to when you don’t try to intentionally alter it.
While diet culture demonizes bigger body sizes, research shows that people at higher weights are at no higher risk for disease or death than a smaller bodied person.
Scroll down to see how often you participate in disordered eating behaviors or thoughts.
How is your relationship with food?
Did you know that a 2008 study showed 65% of US women ages 25-45 exhibit disordered eating behaviors? Take this quiz to see how often you participate in disordered eating behaviors.
Indicate how often you do the following (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, once in a lifetime, never):
- I avoid certain foods because they are high in calories, fat, carbs, salt, sugar, and so on.
- I worry about how many calories are in food.
- I track my calories, macros or food intake down to the smallest bite.
- I tell myself I can not have certain foods because they are not good for me.
- I feel guilty after eating an “unhealthy” food.
- I compare my food choices to what others are eating.
- I choose not to go to social events because I feel out of control around food.
- I strictly follow a diet plan for what and when I am allowed to eat.
- I feel out of control around food; I identify as a “food addict.”
- I eat because I am stressed, angry, sad, and/or lonely.
- I eat because I am bored.
- I eat the entire thing without meaning to.
- I only eat if I am alone or I hide what I am eating from others.
- I eat past comfortable fullness; I feel sick after I’m done eating.
- I feel guilty for eating a lot of food in one sitting.
- I eat too much and force myself to “make up” the calories through exercise.
- I eat too much and self-induce purging of some kind.
- I go too long without eating and then want to eat everything in sight.
- I purposefully go to bed hungry in hopes of losing weight.
- I have low self-esteem and confidence because of my body size.
- I weight myself multiple times a day.
- I plan my future around when I lose weight.
- My thoughts about food and my body cause me anxiety and/or depression.
All of the above statements reflect disordered eating behaviors or mindset. See how the anti-diet dietitian can help!