Teens and Adults

How can I lose weight if I can’t eat healthy foods?
Reblogged from The Fat Nutritionist
I’m overweight because my diet is so unhealthy (mostly carbs, no meat, no fruit or veg … there might be juice, or a blueberry muffin-ish type thing). I want to lose weight but how can I shed the weight if I can’t eat healthy foods? [more]

I’m on a diet, why am I so hungry?
Reblogged from The Fat Nutritionist
When it comes to energy and appetite, your body attempts to match your energy intake to your energy expenditure. That means, if you use a lot of energy one day, running around more than usual, you will be hungrier afterward, as your body attempts to make up the deficit. [more]

How can I eat healthy foods if I’m a picky eater?
Reblogged from The Fat Nutritionist
If you have trouble eating healthy food because you’re a picky eater who experiences significant anxiety when trying new things, or eating things outside your comfort zone, and because you have a very small repertoire of accepted foods, the way to expand that repertoire is to take it one step at a time. [more]

Offering yourself new foods
Reblogged from The Fat Nutritionist
I love working with picky eaters. I can’t tell you how beautiful it is to watch someone try a food they’ve never tried before, perhaps with some trepidation, but determined to stop feeling afraid. And whether they turn out to like it or not, forever after, that food no longer holds power over them. It just becomes food, not something suspicious and terrifying… [more]

Getting Past Picky for Teens and Adults
No pressure feeding is essential to helping young children overcome anxiety enough to pique their interest in trying new foods. Older kids, the tweens, teens and young adults can be a different matter. Having lived with a limited diet for a much longer time makes changing the short list of safe foods …[more]

Coping With Social Eating Anxiety
Eating in the presence of others, whether with friends or family, can create significant stress for someone with specific and limited food preferences.  Rhiannon, an adult picky eater, was kind enough to speak with me about her coping strategies with … [more]

Interview with an Adult Picky Eater
It can be difficult for a foodie to comprehend how a picky eater experiences food. To shed some much needed light on this very misunderstood subject, Rhiannon shares her perspective on her eating experience as an adult picky eater….[more]

ARFID and The Very Real Fear of Food
Last night, Amber Scott appeared on ABC’s documentary show 20/20 and explained her dysfunctional relationship with food to the viewing public…[more]

One of Many: Karen’s Story
When someone mentions “eating disorder”, it’s the two well known ones that spring to mind. Anorexia and bulimia. Both are motivated by an unhealthy body image and a desire to be thin. The American Psychiatric Association plans to expand the eating disorder category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to “capture many… [more]

Guest Post: My Weirdness
So, I have a few new people that read this and it came up the other day very briefly so I thought I would talk about it. I think I’ve posted about this before but I wanted to do a longer one. I am a Supertaster
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Guest Post From France
Selective Eating Disorder (SED) has been called “an American problem”, defended by the reasoning that living in a land of abundance has created a society privileged to be choosy. SED is not limited to the United States. This blog and its small, but growing following has touched parents and adults in …[more]

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