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Can I Eat Halloween Candy if I Have Diabetes?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM / by Meg Salvia, RD posted in Diabetes, Nutrition

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(Spoiler: The answer is yes.)

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Book Review: Extreme Picky Eating in Kids

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 2:02:26 PM / by Meg Salvia, RD posted in Nutrition, Resources

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Title: Helping Your Child With Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders

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How to Support Eating Disorder Recovery on Campus: 12 Nutrition Strategies

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2017 2:40:28 PM / by Meg Salvia, RD posted in Eating Disorder Recovery, Meal Planning, Nutrition

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What causes bloating in eating disorder recovery?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 12:04:11 AM / by Meg Salvia, RDN, CDE posted in Eating Disorder Recovery, Nutrition, Probiotics

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Bloating is an uncomfortable physical symptom that can occur as you work towards normalizing eating patterns and intake in recovery from an eating disorder. It can be challenging on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Bloating after eating occurs after periods of restriction/starvation or purging. Understanding the reasons why it happens and framing expectations around the symptoms you're feeling can be helpful in coping with or managing discomfort.

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Recipe Links: Winter 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2017 3:25:45 PM / by Meg Salvia, RDN, CDE posted in Nutrition, Cooking, Recipes, Eating Disorder Recovery, Diabetes

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In addition to my practice, I also occassionally post recipes that are realistic for at-home cooks, inventive, and helpful for clients working with me on nutrition goals in our sessions at my (food & book) blog mostlybalanced.com. A few of those recipes have been featured in some round-up posts by fellow dietitians over the past few weeks. Not all of the posts are focused on eating disorder recovery or diabetes management (and I'm not on board with all the language used around "healthy" or assuming nutrition goals for a general audience), but it's still fun to see the collective creativity of dietitians.

A few of the recipes include:

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IAEDP Panel Discussion on Binge Eating Disorder: BED and Body Image

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2016 11:34:02 PM / by Meg Salvia, RD posted in Nutrition, Eating Disorder Recovery, BED, Body Image

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of serving as a panelist in a round table discussion of binge eating disorder (BED) treatment for IAEDP's Boston Metro chapter. In addition to serving alongside excellent colleagues like Lisa Du Briel and Bob Bordonaro, there was a great conversation around how eating disorder clinicians can best serve patients struggling with binge eating disorder. 

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Key Principles of Meal Planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2016 1:06:50 PM / by Meg Salvia, RD posted in Nutrition, Meal Planning

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I have five words that I use over and over when describing what goes in to a healthy meal plan, and how to bridge the transition from using a structured meal plan to more intuitive or mindful eating methods. They are:

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