Sunday, September 16, 2018

Exercise vs. Movement

Living in a society that puts exercise and body shape on a pedestal, it is easy for exercise to become compulsive.  This is especially true in the eating disorder world.  A large percentage of individuals with eating disorders have exercise compulsion as well.   We often equate exercise with going to gyms to get on a machine for what seems like forever.  Or walking around the weights trying to figure out what to do and avoid looking like you don’t know what you are doing.   Gyms Read more [...]

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Exercise and Eating Disorders

Should exercise be integrated into eating disorder recovery?   Often times, individuals with eating disorders may also have exercise addiction, so recovery teams highly recommend abstinence from exercise.  However, there has recently been some research into how exercise can be beneficial in eating disorder recovery.   The research indicates that when nutritional needs are fulfilled, exercise may be safe in eating disorder treatment.  However, exercise must be closely monitored Read more [...]

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Navigating the Nutrition Label 2.0

In addition to added sugars, the new label with provide information on potassium and vitamin D contents in foods while ridding of vitamins A and C.  Potassium is important for fluid balance and activity in muscles and heart (hence, why you get muscle cramps if you have low potassium).  The RDA for potassium is 100 mg/day.   Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and teeth as it aids calcium absorption in the body.  Vitamin D is found in some foods such as fish, egg yolks, and fortified Read more [...]