In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, this week’s links are themed to eating disorders, chronic dieting and our relationship with food and body.
Last week, I linked to articles about why parents shouldn’t comment on their child’s weight, and why it’s important to raise children to be intuitive eaters. Here’s why I know this to be true, both from my own childhood and from the manifestations of food- and weight-related trauma I see in my adult patients today.
I lead an every-other-month book club at Menu for Change, and our most recent book pick was Russ Harris’ The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living. I originally bought the book based on recommendations from colleagues who work with patients who struggle with emotional eating, anxiety, eating disorders, and so on. Their recommendations were spot-on.