Category 'Eating Disorders'


We are so excited to have found a Registered Dietitian who is an Eating Disorders Specialist, joining our team at Fresh Hope Counselling. Kathleen McDavid is one of the leading Eating Disorders’ Specialists in the province of Alberta — she literally wrote the book/manuals on treating eating disorders! As some of you know, it has…

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Weight loss. Diets. Bootcamps and fitness. Clean eating. Intermittent fasting. Keto. Paleo. Keto Paleo Clean with intermittent fasting… Oh my goodness, make it stop! Diets are all the buzz, have been for decades now. The sad part is they don’t work. Research has proven it, our bodies have proven it, and the industry that supports…

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The concept of recovery from an eating disorder is vast and at times, controversial. It ranges from the idea of learning to manage the eating disorder, all the way to ‘complete recovery.’ Learning to manage an eating disorder sounds a bit like trying to nail jello to the wall. How exactly does one learn to…

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“I hate my body!! And what am I supposed to do when it’s summertime?!”

I hear these words frequently as I work with clients who have eating disorders — even more so if they have BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). ‘BDD is characterized by a preoccupation with one or more perceived defects or flaws in appearance, which is unnoticeable to others. Sometimes the flaw is noticeable but is a normal…

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Last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in the U.S. (1st week in February in Canada). To see some good articles regarding this, visit our Facebook page – Fresh Hope Counselling. Unfortunately, eating disorder awareness doesn’t necessarily reduce the number of eating disorders. Statistics show that they are on the rise and spreading from…

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