New Hope Counseling & Wellness Center Blog

by Amy Helms, Registered Dietitian & Licensed Therapist

 
Setting Intentions for a Happy and Healthy New Year

Setting Intentions for a Happy and Healthy New Year

The new year is almost here, which will inevitably bring up the topic of resolutions for a happy and healthy new year. How will you handle the bombardment of diet and weight loss banter that engulfs the country come January 1? Read below to learn how to use this time...

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How to Eat Intuitively This Holiday Season

How to Eat Intuitively This Holiday Season

Whether you are new in your intuitive eating journey or have been practicing this way of living for awhile, the holidays can make things tricky. Special foods, family comments, drinking, and many other obstacles can make listening to your body seem impossible. Here...

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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

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 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

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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