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.
One of the things I love about spending time on a beach in Hawaii is the bodies on display. All kinds of bodies. It’s a really good reality check about your own body…namely, the fact that, yes, you have one and it’s carried you this far in life. I kind of got that Hawaii feeling when I watched Embrace. We all have bodies, and those bodies are not one-size-fits-all.
I confess that I subscribed to Julie Duffy Dillon’s “Love, Food” podcast months before I started listening to it. But once I started listening, I couldn’t stop, and I recommend it to anyone who feels like their relationship with food could use a little (or a lot of) healing. Here’s a Q&A with Julie herself.
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.