And I am by no means alone. Over one-third of female, division-one college athletes develop an eating disorder, according to one study. For athletes competing in endurance sports such as running and swimming as well as those that emphasize appearance like dance, gymnastics or wrestling are at even higher risk.
Recently, I discovered (read was shown by boyfriend) the Reddit page Expectations vs. Reality. At first I just left. It's incredibly relatable: the food you picture from a restaurant description verses what you get, the DIY crafts or cookies that never seem to turnout like the examples, the clothes that never fit the way they … Continue reading The days you don’t instagram
On January 9th I went for a late afternoon run. I took a new route, fully around a lake I'd only ever run the length of before. It was one of those January days - that we seem to be having a lot of lately - that make you wonder if it's really April. I … Continue reading Life with ED, the podcast is HERE!!
Listen to your body seems like the go to advice now-a-days. If you're hungry eat. If you're not, don't feel the need to clean your plate. If you're tired, rest. It seems simple enough. Seems is the key word in that sentence. Sometimes being able to interpret what your body is trying to tell you … Continue reading Body, I’m listening…thanks to the ice
When I started long distance running - like longer than the 3.1 mile courses of high school cross country - I began to hear rumors about toenail loss. Gross, I thought. I can't imagine that happening to me. I'd made it through 15 years of dance and three years of track without so much as a ripped … Continue reading The runner’s world of toenails
"Honestly, I'm terrified of the stomach bug," my friend whispered across the table at me. I nodded, thoroughly chewing my first real meal in days. I swallowed. "Yeah," I laughed a little, for years the stomach bug had been one of my biggest fears too. "Me too." Nobody likes being any kind of sick. … Continue reading Life with ED: When you’re sick…
New Year's day did not exactly arrive according to plan (but does anything, ever?) My plan was to usher in 2019 with a kiss under the fireworks beside the Boston Harbor. I had been plotting this New Year's eve for nearly three years...since the last time I stood beside the harbor, under the fireworks and … Continue reading Three days in, and the ball has already been dropped
I wrote this post over two years ago and somehow it got lost in the hustle and bustle of always having over 50 tabs open in my browser at all times... Anyway, today when I woke up there was an all too familiar sight, something two years ago I had even taken the time to … Continue reading A return to basics, or at least an attempt
Have you ever made cookies and not tasted the dough? Unless you're one of those people who is hyper concerned about raw eggs - and I can't blame you salmonella is truly terrible, ask my cousin - it would be hard for me to believe. Cookie dough is simply delicious. Irresistible even. And cookies fresh … Continue reading Life with ED: When a dietitian eats a cookie
I'm a slow runner. For nearly five years that had been my identity. I ran - a lot - nearly every single day and for on average 30 to 40 miles per week, but I did so slowly. I rarely finished a 6 mile run in under an hour if I was by myself and … Continue reading Give yourself a chance to try
Hey there! It's been a while. Sometimes when you're moving and working and spending an incredible amount of time in an un-air-conditioned car time slips away from you. One minute, it's August 21 and you're thinking you have nearly a month left of summer, time to go to the beach, to catch up with old … Continue reading A full year werth your while
In honor of Kids Eat Right month for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics I am brining you a story from my experience working with elementary school children last Fall in Maryland during my Dietetic Internship. “The last rule I need each of you to remember before we start our tasting is that no matter … Continue reading Just take one bite