Happy Friday! Spring is getting closer, as is my upcoming trip to Paris, both of which excite me to no end. (Shocking, I know.) Since the weather may not be amenable to gardening (More snow? Really? Please send it to Minneapolis!), I suppose I’ll be stuck indoors, cooking and working on two articles I’m writing about the pitfalls of yo-yo dieting, which feels appropriate since National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is wrapping up. In honor of that, this week’s links are themed to eating disorders, chronic dieting and our relationship with food and body:
- An Open Letter To Wellness Media, Influencers, And The Woman Who Wants to Lose “Those Last X Pounds.”
- “A Cook’s Remedy” is a beautiful video series about food and community by food photographer/stylist Aran Goyoaga, who used her relationship with food to lead her out of an eating disorder.
- Four podcasts about forming healthier relationships with food and body that are must listens: “Love, Food” (also see my recent Q&A with Julie Duffy Dillon), “Body Kindness” (I also recommend the Body Kindness book), “Food Psyche” and “Dietitians Unplugged.”
And, links to Seattle Times columns I’ve written about eating disorders:
- When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession.
- Anxiety, desire for control can be at root of anorexia.
- How to help a college student with an eating disorder.
- Yes, men get eating disorders, too.
- Binge eating: The dangerous, misunderstood eating disorder.
- The dark side of detox diets.
- Three little-known risk periods for eating disorders.
Stay warm this weekend!