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Our Approach to Nutrition

It’s important that you find a private practice that approaches nutrition, eating disorders and weight in the ideal way you are looking for. Therefore, please find our approach(s) outlined below.

Eating disorders:

An eating disorder is not something you just “get over.” Recovery is a long process that requires support, encouragement, and guidance. It will be our pleasure to work with you, standing by your side every step of the way. 

During a typical session we will work with you to assess your current nutritional needs, establish a meal structure, and assist with menu planning. Most importantly, we will work together to set realistic goals that will move you towards normal eating behaviors and a healthy weight.

We use various interventions such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), EFFT (emotion focused family therapy) and FBT (family based treatment).

helpful resources:

Healing the Brain: Eating Disorder Recovery | Ralph Carson, PhD, RD, LD

Recovery from an eating disorder requires healing the brain. Nutrition plays a vital role. Watch this video to learn more.

Ralph Carson, PhD, RD, is the Vice President of Science and Innovation, Comprehensive Overeating Recovery Effort (CORE) Program at Eating Recovery Center. He is an active member on the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). He has worked in the field of eating disorders for close to 40 years and is the author of the The Healing Power of Fruit and the recently published The Brain Fix: What’s the Matter with Your Gray Matter.

weight concerns:

Did you know dieting and restrictive eating patterns actually increase your chance of gaining weight? Our goal is to help you develop healthy eating habits by incorporating a non-diet/weight-neutral approach to health concerns. Restrictive diets only set us up to fail and ultimately gain the weight again (plus some!). You only have a 5% chance of keeping any weight lost off. In addition, these restrictive diets leave us with habits and beliefs that promote unhealthy eating patterns.

We believe that all foods can fit into a balanced meal plan. There are no “bad” or “junk” foods that must be completely restricted. Variety, moderation, and portion size are all key in supplying the fuel for our body.

Our Philosophy

Why dieting makes us fat