New Hope Counseling & Wellness Center Blog

by Amy Helms, Registered Dietitian & Licensed Therapist

 
Intuitive Eating

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

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

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 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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The way we speak

The way we speak

I went to Target this afternoon to buy some Easter goodies for my children.  I was also buying some snacks for a meeting I am having at my house this afternoon.  My cart was filled with a varied assortment of food, treats, and of course the chalk spray that I use to...

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Non Diet Approach

Non Diet Approach

One of the things I hear most from my clients is that they are afraid to eat more because doing so will cause them to gain weight. When we do not properly fuel ourselves throughout the day, our body is primed to search out the closest refueling station in the fastest way possible. Skipping meals is associated with overeating later in the day and disordered eating.
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