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Myths vs Facts About Macronutrients

Written by Maddie McRoberts, Dietician at Avalon Hills It is no secret that one of the most prevalent fad diets in 2021 is counting macronutrients. Many eating disorders start with counting macronutrients and often lead to a fear ...

Purging Disorder

Purging disorder is an eating disorder that involves “purging” behavior to induce weight loss or manipulate body shape. While it is not one of the most common disorders, it is important to understand as it is often confused with ...

Restrictive Diets & Disordered Eating

Because of the common social and cultural beliefs that thin is beautiful, restrictive diets are a popular trend amongst many individuals. Another unhealthy belief often pushed by society is that what someone eats and/or what they look ...

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is a mindset we often encourage as part of our treatment program, however, it is often misunderstood. This anti-diet philosophy respects that we were all born with natural bodily cues to eat intuitively. Your body is ...

Communication Tips for Difficult Discussions

Being vulnerable and discussing difficult topics, whether it’s related to an eating disorder or not, can be extremely overwhelming. Being afraid to ask for help or have those difficult discussions can have a huge effect on the ...

Relapse & Eating Disorders

Recovery from an eating disorder is far from linear and can be a difficult, ongoing process. Relapse is a common part of recovery and according to the National Eating Disorders Association, is anytime an individual resorts back to ...

Your Body Image & How to Improve It

It’s a sad, but true fact that body image issues start at a young age for many. These tend to intensify throughout the teen years and can linger and create lasting issues throughout one’s lifetime, if not properly worked through. A ...