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Whether you are just starting out in the field of eating disorders or a seasoned, wise clinician, everyone needs support, guidance and advice once in awhile. Welcome to dietitian seasonings and therapist reasonings, hosted by therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, eating disorders specialists supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. This podcast is intended to support, educate, and validate clinicians in the eating disorders field; emphasizing the team approach as best practi ...
 
You can put an end to food obsessions, body dissatisfaction and cravings. You can make peace with food and your body and have the energy and vitality you want! And you can be healthy without dieting. I'm Carolyn Coker Ross, MD and I'm a specialist in treating binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating and I'd love to teach you how to regain your self-confidence, end your struggle with food and weight and be free to live your life again.
 
ED Matters: The Gurze/Salucore podcast airing once a week where we interview the top experts in the field of eating disorders, sharing information for individuals recovering from eating disorders, their loved ones, clinicians in the field, and other individuals, professional or otherwise seeking to learn about eating disorders. Healthy conversations about eating disorders.
 
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This is a bit of a somber episode. Meredith and Jill discuss their personal experiences losing a client or a client in their practice. How do you handle this as a clinician? As Meredith states "we build relationships with clients and we genuinely care about them." It makes sense they we will be affected by their passing or that may be worried that …
 
Jill begins this episode with a client's letter to her ED. A letter of "goodbye." How do you know when to discharge a client or decrease frequency of appointments. Do you use your gut feeling? What behaviors are you hoping to see? Often in the ED field, clients are seen for a longer length of time. Now this may be more known from a therapist point …
 
Many people with food and body image issues hold on to the belief that the only thing keeping them from being fat or fatter is having to whip themselves in shape periodically, or getting mad at themselves when they “make a mistake.” The negative self-talk and body hatred that goes along with the diet mentality does not address in any way the underl…
 
Research from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study demonstrates that the true causes of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases may be related to your childhood. Getting thin(ner) won't fix your childhood experiences. But healing from these experiences can give you help with food addiction, freedom from emotional eating and l…
 
This is the second part of our series on Trauma and EDs. Meredith reviews the concept of fight, flight or freeze and gives descriptions of various characteristics of these behaviors. Meredith emphasizes the importance of diagnosing accurately as there are may characteristics of trauma that seem to be other psychiatric diagnosis. For example some cl…
 
This session (and maybe the next) will be some Meredith time! She reviews basic aspects of trauma. What is trauma? How does this occur? When we say someone has trauma, what does this mean? Meredith also discusses various interventions therapists may use. Our title is based off a very good book that we recommend you read: The Body Keeps the Score: B…
 
I have so many patients who come to me absolutely certain that they have to be thin in order to be healthy. Usually, these are women who have been dieting, hating their bodies, being obsessed with food, binge eating, compulsive overeating, or who identify as emotional eaters or individuals with food addiction. They may be as young as 25 or as old a…
 
We are working on some new episodes so please tune in next week! Remember to sign up for our newsletter to receive some extra bonus materials such as role plays. As we are busy behind the scenes, listen to one of our previous episodes where we talk about the importance of obtaining supervision. Meredith and Jill discuss the supervision process for …
 
We are so excited to get requests for topics! Today's podcast is covering compulsive exercise in relationship to eating disorder recovery. Meredith and Jill first review the difference between athletes and compulsive "exercisers." An excellent resource is Dr. Kate Bennett's website: Athlete Insight. Meredith reviews aspects of exercise that a thera…
 
You may be afraid to think about the possibility of relapsing from binge eating, food addiction, or emotional eating in the future. In fact, many people believe that even talking about lapses gives you an excuse to go back to your old behaviors. The truth is that your cravings may come back when you least expect them. Maybe you’ll be doing well, bu…
 
Many people who are in recovery from binge eating, food addiction, or emotional eating stay at the superficial level, as in not obsessing about food or not bingeing. While it is important to overcome binge eating, to get food addiction help and to find freedom from emotional eating, but your unwanted behaviors can also be seen as the gateway for a …
 
Welcome Becky Henry to this weeks podcast. Read more about Becky Henry here. Becky discusses a bit of her own story about how she was first a parent of a child in the throws of an eating disorder. She discusses what was helpful for her as she was supporting her child in the recovery process. Becky also discusses the perspective of the parent and th…
 
This is an episode addressing a requested topic: "How to handle clients whose trauma involves a lot of foods (either specific types of foods or certain settings or preparing foods) as an RD (ie how to do your work while staying in your lane?)" Meredith and Jill discuss their thoughts and opinions on how to address when clients struggle with trauma …
 
Do you want to overcome binge eating, get food addiction help or have freedom from emotional eating? Are you finding yourself binge eating more during the COVID-19 pandemic? You may feel like you’re putting yourself first by obsessing about food or about your body, but actually you’re using food to satisfy cravings or to keep staying in your comfor…
 
Meredith and Jill discuss the difficulties that can occur when working with clients that are 18 or older and their usually very concerned parents. There are of course laws and guidelines with age however with eating disorders, malnutrition can affect an individual's brain. Working with the most "nourished" brain in the room is often needed (the par…
 
Food addiction, like addiction to drugs or alcohol, often begins as a way to manage stress, turn up the volume on pleasant emotions (like happiness or comfort), or dampen uncomfortable feelings (like anxiety, anger, or sadness). Since 2010, researchers at Yale University have been using the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) to identify people with f…
 
Meredith and Jill discuss their thoughts and opinions about Episode 25 with Dr. Ralph Carson: What's weight got to do with it? We hope you found his presentation thought provoking, powerful and informative. As Dr. Carson says, he's the messenger and all of what he presented was research as we currently know. Meredith and Jill emphasized the importa…
 
It's been a tough day, week, month! You've been struggling with your eating behaviors and you've been upset that you've starting binging more often. Things had been going well for a while and you thought you had the binging under control. You convinced yourself after every binge that you won't binge again. And then, it happens again and again. You …
 
In this episode Meredith and I have the opportunity of speaking with Dr. Ralph Carson, RDN, CEDRD for a full hour and a half. Dr. Carson provides more of a presentation with question and answers towards the end. The focus of this podcast is bridging the gap between healthcare recommendations and focus of weight loss vs the recommendations by eating…
 
Awareness Is Not Enough. Implicit bias makes it acceptable to discriminate against people for race but also for size, sexual orientation, age, and abilities. You may have a hard time identifying with bias based on skin color, but maybe you're in one of the other groups that have been discriminated against. Remember, if there isn't justice for all, …
 
In preparation for our upcoming episode to be released on July 6, 2020, with Dr. Ralph Carson, RD, CEDRD, LD we wanted to share a role play that we published (video version) in our June newsletter. You can sign up here to receive our newsletter and for the special bonuses we will be providing from Dr. Carson's discussion (powerpoint video version o…
 
Hi all! In preparation for our July 6, 2020 podcast, Meredith and I wanted to re-post a previous podcast topic: The Role of the Dietitian in Eating Disorder Treatment. Listen on and be refreshed. Dietitians play an essential role in the treatment of eating disorders. They also have a deep understanding of health and wellness and can blend this know…
 
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