The evidence is mounting that diets REALLY do not work. Here is a link to an excellent summary evaluating the evidence
Websites I love and that support recovery:
www.tcme.org The Center for Mindful Eating
As a practice, Mindful Eating can bring us awareness of our own actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations, and insight into the roots of health and contentment. While the purpose of the Center for Mindful Eating is to help professionals and institutions, there is a downloadable handout outlining the principles of mindfulness and mindful eating.
One of my heroes, Ellyn Satter pioneered the concepts of the feeding relationship and eating competence. As a registered dietitian and social worker in the U.S., she has combined her expertise in nutrition and psychology to pioneer the field of feeding dynamics. Her business, Ellyn Satter Associates provides resources for professionals and the public in the area of eating and feeding. She offers professional training, publishes training materials, teaching resources and books for parents and professionals.
Diet No More is an established non-diet approach to eating and weight management. Judith McFadden, a psychologist, and her daughter Jenny McFadden, developed a unique program called NECTAR (Natural eating Control Theory and Results).
Dr Rick Kausman is a medical doctor who is recognised as one of the Australian pioneers of the person-centred approach to healthy weight management. His book If Not Dieting, Then What? along with this website aims to help people achieve and maintain a healthy, comfortable weight without being deprived of food or losing quality of life; and to enjoy food without feeling guilty.
www.intuitiveeating.org and www.intuitiveeatingcommunity.org
This website is devoted to women’s health issues including but not limited to PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). The focus is on translating the latest research findings into practical health and lifestyle approaches for women and their health professionals
Mental health first aid guidelines for dealing with an eating disorder. Guidelines designed to help members of the public provide first aid to someone who is developing or experiencing an eating disorder. The role of the first aider is to assist the person until appropriate professional help is received. From the MHFA training and research program at the Orygen Youth Health Research Center, University of Melbourne.
www.sacredself.com.au – how do we learn to love OURSELVES. The wonderful Michelle McGrath gives us wisdom insight and remedies.
www.brenebrown.com – her books, videos and websites are loved worldwide. You’ll be doing yourself a favour to check in with Bréne
www.jenniferlouden.com – GREAT information on self-care
www.saragottfriedmd.com – GREAT information on hormonal issues from a Harvard trained physician
For Parents (Fabily-Based Treatment)
I love the vision and mission of The Butterfly Foundation. Check it out: www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
I think having a massage is one of the most wonderful things in the world. And lomi-lomi massages are one of the most extraordinary: www.sydneykahuna.com.au
For Parents (Family-Based Treatment)
Resources list: DAA Webinar 15 April 2013
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