New Hope Counseling & Wellness Center Blog

by Amy Helms, Registered Dietitian & Licensed Therapist

 

New Years’ Resolutions

I recently read an article in Forbes Magazine about New Years’ Resolutions.  The authors agreed with me on this one.  New Years’ Resolutions are actually not a good idea.  Why are they so popular?  They remain popular despite only 25% of individuals remaining...

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Eating Disorders in Athletes Part 2

Eating Disorders in Athletes Part 2 In my practice at New Hope Counseling and Wellness Center, I have worked with several athletes, both novice and competitive.  I thought it would be a good idea to do this two part series on eating disorders in athletes to discuss 1)...

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Eating Disorders in Athletes

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia occur at an increased rate in athletes compared to their non-athlete peers.  Traditionally, the athletic culture has placed greater emphasis on an optimal body type for each sport, and even more specifically- each position...

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Intuitive Eating

As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I am asked about this process quite often.  I thought I would take this opportunity to share more about intuitive eating and some of my experiences with it.  The concept of intuitive eating was originally developed Evelyn...

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Eating Disorders 101

Eating Disorders 101: What you need to know Summary Eating disorders are complex and can be difficult to understand and even diagnose.  There are many common myths surrounding eating disorders creating more difficulty with individuals receiving the life-saving...

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Body Image

Body image refers to the way people see themselves physically, and it often goes hand-in-hand with self-esteem. Feelings begin to form at a very early age and are influenced all throughout our lives by parents, caregivers, peers, life experiences, and more. Society...

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Eating Disorders During Pregnancy

Eating disorders can peak during childbearing years.  Because pregnancy is a time when body image concerns are more common in all women, those with an eating disorder can experience worsening severity in their eating disorder.  Additionally, pregnancy may bring new...

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Family Based Therapy

Historically, parents have been blamed for causing their child’s eating disorder; however, this is certainly not the case.  Rather, they are essential to the treatment plan in. most cases.  In one form of treatment, they are the essential piece in beginning the...

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Food Rules- Let’s Break Them!

This Blog was originally posted on Project HEAL's website.  I have the fabulous opportunity to blog for them each month as well as being a member of their HEALers Circle.  By doing this, I will help them provide free treatment to those that would otherwise not be able...

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Summer Vacations

This Blog was originally posted on Project HEAL's website.  I have the fabulous opportunity to blog for them each month as well as being a member of their HEALers Circle.  By doing this, I will help them provide free treatment to those that would otherwise not be able...

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