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Food Is Not The Enemy

“I work with women trapped in a cycle of obsessing about food and weight. I help them make friends with food and peace with their body.”

I know you are working toward full healing from disordered eating and body image and I’m very proud of you for that! It takes courage to change. It also takes courage to acknowledge and feel those emotions you may have been pushing away for a very long time!

For me, last week, courage came in the form of expressing myself despite the possible criticism that would come. I have been doing that more the past week, and I’m very proud of myself for that!

I hope you, also, found courage within yourself to move toward your goals… whatever they may be. My message to you is that… your emotions matter a lot! Let yourself acknowledge them and give them the voice and expression they need.

Food For Thought

“The Negative Voice of Your Clothes”

Is your closet full of clothes you don’t like, that don’t fit, that just bore you?

Get rid of them!

I know, easier said than done. If you are keeping clothes that don’t fit, you may be afraid of weight gain or loss and don’t want to go naked due to lack of cover. I understand.

Yet keeping these clothes in your closet is like telling yourself every time you go closet diving that your body isn’t okay as it is. It’s like a closet full of criticism and low self-worth.

When you let go of clothes that don’t fit or you don’t love, you learn to accept yourself just as you are. You get to remember that you are worth looking and feeling great… even if you have to fake-it-till-you-make-it a bit!

“Food For Thought”

Expert advice and in-depth talks on how food really is not the enemy!

Food Rules

The fashion world gives us lots of rules for dressing. They tell us what to wear and how we're supposed to look in it. Nutrition is also

Mind versus Body

Healing from a disordered relationship with food comes in two parts, the behavioral and the emotional. Working on your behaviors around food is important for learning to

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Eating Disorders Newsletter with Anne Cuthber MA, LPC, LMHC

Eat Well. Live Well.

Life is not only about exercise, it’s about an entire lifestyle change.

It is about emotions! Your emotions, my emotions. Because the emotions of our parents/children/neighbors/partner/friends and YOURS are all important! Being able to listen to those you care about… to really listen… is based in your ability to hear their emotions… the feelings that go with what that person is stating in words.

As well, your ability to cope with life’s challenges and with all your relationships has to do with how well you deal with your own emotions!

That’s what recovery from an eating disorder is all about… being able to tolerate your emotions, and the emotions of others!

One of the most important elements of that is to forgive yourself for not doing it perfectly! After all, perfection may be a big part of why you have disordered eating! Thus, giving you permission to eat to cope was my way of saying… it’s not about perfection but about working toward.