Teach your family to have a healthy relationship with food.

Eating disorders are a collection of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are not just weight and food related but also include disordered thoughts about health. This creates rigidity or chaos that impacts quality of life and perpetuates the striving for “healthy” ideals–which then borders on disordered. As the aggregate of thoughts and behaviors become driven, automated, or compulsive, there is initially a loss of vitality and spontaneity replaced by rigidity. At the very least, this creates eating disordered thoughts and behaviors and, at worst, it precipitates an eating disorder.

By Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD-S & NEDA Staff
July 23rd, 2021

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

How to have a healthy relationship with food

Forming a healthy relationship with food takes conscious effort

10m | Intermediate

Everything in moderation

20m | Intermediate

Relaxed eating is the ability to be at ease with the social, emotional and physical components of food and eating

12m | Intermediate

“Positions” refers to inflexible spots where you feel you have no other choice but to do what you’ve created as a habit

15m | Intermediate

Eating for hunger is great

16m | Intermediate

Go with the flow

14m | Intermediate

How Can I Improve My Relationship with Food?

A good relationship with food involves having unconditional permission to eat the foods that make you feel good physically and mentally. No foods are off-limits, and you feel no guilt upon eating foods that are typically labeled “good” or “bad.”

Katey Davidson
Feb 15rd, 2021