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What doctors must know about eating disorders. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I want your input. I need to hear your voices. For EDAW 2015, I have volunteered to present to two medical residency programs—one in Boston, MA and one in Providence, RI o ... Read on »
Why I’m worrying about Vyvanse and Binge Eating Disorder by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Seeming quick fixes can be so tempting. This week’s inbox held the following message from an old patient: “I was watching Good Morning America and they h ... Read on »
Chocolate for fat people?! by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Since I’ve last posted, I’ve had a troubling, food related conflict. Can I dump on you, dear readers? Can I model what I suggest you should do—to express yourselves and ... Read on »
Burning through the calories: where the carbs fit for weight management by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are you hyper focusing on the nutrients that are 'safe' to eat? Processed foods are bad, toxic even. Breads, even so-called wheat breads, must be avoided. ... Read on »
If you're struggling with your eating you're not alone! Strategies for the holidays and beyond. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living These past weeks more people appear to be struggling with their eating. I don't know if statistics support it, and I haven't done a study. It's simply what I'm noticing. S ... Read on »
The Google diet. No need to keep searching. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've seen it first hand. And I'm certain that if you were to experience it first hand, that you'd be sold too. This is no testimonial for quick weight loss, nor for the la ... Read on »
Start counting your calories boys and girls! by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Should they start weighing and measuring everything they eat? This scares me . Really it does. The US government, the FDA more specifically, ha ... Read on »
The consequences of weight bias: beyond making you feel bad. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Debra came to me frustrated about her climbing weight, now about 20 pounds out of her normal range. This is nothing unusual for me—plenty of women and many men reach this ... Read on »
Doing what we can to help eating disorders. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I don't know Jean Forney, a Phd student and AED (Academy for Eating Disorders) member studying eating disorders, but she has some very interesting ideas. She recently cont ... Read on »
Don't wait for an earthquake to shake you into action. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was talking to a guy from San Francisco this week, and the subject turned to earthquakes. This long-time SF resident and survivor of the big quake of ... Read on »
It's your mom's fault? Words and genes: what we can do about eating disorders by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's all your mother's fault. Really, it's about lack of approval from your dad. If you're a boy or a man, it must mean you're gay. If you aren't underweight yo ... Read on »
Avoidance isn't the answer. It's time to bear hunt. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recovery is a tricky thing. You may be making progress with your eating—whether you are working to overcome binge eating, anorexia or bulimia—but may be fooled ... Read on »
Want to know how much I ate today? The pros and cons of comparing your eating to others’ by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today's breakfast-crepes with sauteed fruit, melted chocolate drizzle and vanilla yogurt. When I was little, I mean, when I was young, (I was never part ... Read on »
Declare Your Freedom: Gaining independence from diets and disorders. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This stormy day, oppressed by the weather and the limits on my freedom to enjoy the outside, I find myself home, contemplating your freedom. It’s July 4, a national holi ... Read on »
Exercise: Enough or too much? Knowing when to change gears. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are you exercising enough or too much? Do you feel you need to be doing more? It’s often hard to judge for yourself. So take a look at these cases, modified from patients ... Read on »
Gluten Free or Gluten Freedom? You Decide. How a Gluten Free Diet Impacts Weight & Health by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Do you really need to give this up? Go ahead and eat how you’d like. Want to only buy organic produce? It’s your call—just don’t ask me to foot the bill. ... Read on »
Fat and Always Hungry? No, cutting the carbs won't cure your weight struggle. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s 10 AM Sunday and quite frankly, I’d much prefer to be leisurely finishing my coffee after my blueberry pancakes-topped with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and heate ... Read on »
From the Land of Oz: Hillary's Hyman and Detox Diets by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Wouldn't you just love to find a cure for your struggles? Hyman's suggestion that my diet is the reason for my MS is beyond insulting. Le ... Read on »
Smoking good for your health? Making sense of the new fat and heart disease study. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It was like waking up in Sleeper, the Woody Allen movie, when the main character, asleep for umpteen years, wakes to find that cigarette smoking is good for your health. Tha ... Read on »
You? An eating disorder? Breaking the silence on binge eating disorder and OSFED. by hikerrd Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm not posting this to brag nor, I'll add, to solicit more emails.  We can't tell just looking at you who's living with an eating disorder. And I cert ... Read on »