- Sumner Brooks, MPH, RD, CSSD
- Technically speaking, I'm a dietitian, but I see myself as a listener, a motivator, coach and teacher of nutrition. I prefer to end a busy day with a glass of red wine while chopping vegetables. Lover of almost anything pickled and fresh baked scones just not at the same time. I'm happiest when I'm cooking for people I love. Why am I so into food? Because I KNOW how much eating well can change your life. What you eat every day is going to impact your body and your mind. It's a confusing world out there - full of diet and food advice that always leaves you feeling like it's that one next diet that's going to be the weight loss answer. Stop waiting for that magic diet, and begin to take one step at a time in the right direction. I'm here to help you on your life-long journey, there's no better time to start!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Living With an Eating Disorder Is Not a Choice
In recognition of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which starts Feb 20th - I'm posting one of the official poster images from the National Eating Disorders Organization. One of the messages I want to spread is "Talk About It". There are so many suffering from shame and silence - and it's time to help the nearly 50% of teen girls and nearly 30% of teen boys who practice unhealthy behaviors that lead to eating disorders.
Let's stop ignoring this epidemic in our society and start talking about it. Join me and leave comments or questions to get the dialogue flowing.
Here are some questions to get us going:
1) What do you think are some of the main contributing reasons why eating disorders are on the rise?
2) How have you helped a friend or family member with an eating disorder?