Moms Struggling with Food and Body Image: Meet San Diego Eating Disorder Dietitian, Crystal Karges, RDN

Moms Struggling with Food and Body Image: Meet San Diego Eating Disorder Dietitian, Crystal Karges, RDN

Hi everyone! Are you a mom who feels exhausted with dealing with food issues and can’t stop thinking negatively about your body? Has it been a struggle to raise kids who are healthy eaters while you are struggling yourself with food? It’s such a tough balance to be a mom, especially in San Diego when there’s such a pressure to raise healthy kids and be healthy yourself! I think it’ll be so helpful for you to get to know Crystal Karges, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and North County San Diego mom of five. Crystal has a master’s degree in nutritional science, and she specializes in helping mothers nurture a positive relationship with food and with their bodies. She also helps San Diego moms learn how to manage their children’s eating challenges. I think you’ll find my interview with Crystal gives you hope, especially as she shares her own journey of eating disorder recovery.

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"My Eating Disorder Recovery Story": Meet Virtual Nutrition Consultant Ari Snaevarsson

"My Eating Disorder Recovery Story":  Meet Virtual Nutrition Consultant Ari Snaevarsson

Hello all! For those of you struggling with eating disorders in San Diego and elsewhere, it’s easy to feel hopeless and question whether you can ever recover. I’m here to tell you, yes you CAN recover from an eating disorder and live a life FREE from the burden you’ve been carrying for so long. In order to bring you some hope, I want you to meet Ari Snaevarsson and read about his eating disorder recovery. He is also an author and virtual nutrition consultant, so he may be a helpful resource for you! One thing that I really appreciate about Ari is that he is really honest about how miserable and out-of-control his life was while he was active in his disordered eating behavior. He embraces the intuitive eating approach, which he also advocates in his work as a nutrition consultant. His enthusiasm is infectious!

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What the Heck is Coaching Anyway? Meet Personal Coach Cassie Gaub.

What the Heck is Coaching Anyway?  Meet Personal Coach Cassie Gaub.

Hello and Happy New Year! I wanted to introduce you to a good friend of mine who has been working for years in the eating disorder field in San Diego, Utah, and now Atlanta. She is also a personal coach, and I can tell you that she is AMAZING at what she does! I have gone to one of her seminars on unearthing your personal attitudes about money, and I found it so transformative. She is incredibly positive, encouraging, and nonjudgmental. People from all walks of life would benefit from working with her—especially those who want support and accountability to instigate powerful change in their lives. I interviewed her both on her experience in the eating disorder community and on what she can provide as a coach. Enjoy!

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Interview with San Diego Eating Disorder Intervention and Treatment Consultant Jennifer Tarzia

Interview with San Diego Eating Disorder Intervention and Treatment Consultant Jennifer Tarzia

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! I want to introduce you to Jennifer Tarzia, who is an amazing eating disorder professional in San Diego who is incredibly passionate about intervening with and supporting families with help when their loved one is struggling with an eating disorder. Jennifer’s company, Doyen Consulting Groups (formerly CBI Healthcare), works with individuals and families in finding the best fit for eating disorder treatment and care. She works virtually as well. Jennifer really has a heart for helping people, and she’s a wonderful person to boot!

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Meet Eating Disorder and Addiction Expert and Online Binge Eating Coach Dr. Carolyn Ross, M.D.

Meet Eating Disorder and Addiction Expert and Online Binge Eating Coach Dr. Carolyn Ross, M.D.

Hello everyone! I want to introduce you to eating disorder and addiction expert Dr. Carolyn Ross, a wonderful person who has practiced in San Diego and Denver. She has served for several years as the medical liaison for the San Diego chapter of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals foundation (IAEDP). Dr. Ross has also launched an amazing online coaching program for binge eating, emotional eating, and compulsive overeating. PLUS, she has written several books on eating disorders, binge eating, and emotional eating! A very accomplished woman who really knows her stuff!!!

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