When you’re struggling with food and body image issues, you might have no clue how to feel better. You might feel frustrated and very overwhelmed. After all, when diet and weight-loss messages are everywhere you turn, how do you make a change? How do you know what changes to make? Where do you start? How can you genuinely nourish yourself?
A few weeks ago I published a piece that shared a variety of steps you can take. This time I wanted to interview several experts about other ideas. I spoke with Kate Dansie, MSW, LCSW-C, a therapist at The Eating Disorder Center in Rockville, Maryland, who specializes in eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and self-injury; Emily Fonnesbeck, RD, a registered dietitian in southern Utah specializing in disordered eating, eating disorders and body image concerns; and Haley Goodrich, RD, LDN, a dietitian and nutrition therapist who specializes in intuitive eating, body image healing, and eating disorder recovery. All three work from a Health At Every Size®(HAES) perspective.
Below are their helpful, concrete tips.