Alexandra, Anxiety, Blog, Body Image, Eating Disorders

Are You Ready to Let go of Body Image Anxiety for a Funner Summer?

If the idea of putting on a bikini (or any swimsuit) this summer fills you with an icy wave of anxiety that’s colder than any  pool in Arizona…you’re not alone. So many of us struggle with feelings of guilt, shame or terror around wearing a swimsuit. We know that no one is judging us but […]

Alexandra, Anxiety, Binge Eating, Blog, Eating Disorders, Uncategorized

3 Ways Anxiety Impacts Your Appetite

Anxiety can have a huge impact on your appetite. You might find yourself worrying about what you’re eating or not eating when you’re feeling anxious. Or maybe you eat to try to calm your anxiety and find yourself eating without even tasting or enjoying your food. You Eat When You’re Anxious or Emotional If you […]

Alexandra, Binge Eating, Blog, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence

Your Weight Doesn’t Determine Your Health

  The obesity epidemic is a hot topic. So is weight loss or the “battle of the bulge”. In fact, the idea that losing weight is good for your health is so widely accepted that most of us never question it. It’s normal to get weighed during a trip to the doctor and any weight […]

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Are You Ready-ish For (Eating Disorder) Recovery?

If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety or memories of past trauma you may be so tired of how it’s impacting your life. The feelings of anxiety, fear of food or inability to feel safe in your body might be so overwhelming. This part of you is so ready to let go of your […]

Alexandra, Blog, Eating Disorders

You Don’t Have to Be Underweight to Have an Eating Disorder

When you picture someone struggling with an eating disorder you probably imagine a young, extremely thin white female. Yet the truth is that eating disorders don’t discriminate. I recently read an article by Carly Dyer (https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/yes-overweight-anorexia-nervosa-143536776.html in which she discussed her struggles with anorexia and being overweight. Carly shared that because she was overweight, she […]

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The Body Mass Index (BMI) is BS

I remember as a teenager going into my small-town Dr. for my annual physical. Inevitably a chart would be pulled out that showed weight & height. Then my Dr. would talk to me about whether I was in the “normal”, “overweight” or “obese” section. I remember feeling anxiety build as the chart was pulled out, […]