Hope you can join me for a new experience—Tweeting at 2pm EDT today (Tuesday 9/17/13). Sign in to http://www.tweetchat.com/   (Note, you don't have to use tweetchat--it's just a a great and easy interface). In the green 'Go' box, enter:  #AEDchat. TheTweetChat will be one-hour and moderated by Evelyn Tribole, author of Intuitive Eating. The Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) is sponsoring regular tweetchats. You can Follow AED's tweets ( @aedweb). My TweetChat Topic: Food Rules--Eating Disorder Risk or Benefit for Health? Also participating is nutritionist Kortney Parman. The ‘Food Rules’ topic is based on a paper recently published by Kortney and colleagues: Brown et al (2012). Disordered eating, perfectionism, and food rules. Eating Behaviors 13 (2012) 347–353. We will discuss how a person’s well-meaning food rules for improving health, can inadvertently lead to eating disorders. Here are some sample questions

·      What is a food rule?

·      For people who struggle with eating disorders, what are common food rules they adhere to?

·      What motivates a person to rigidly follow food rules?

·      Why are food rules risky?

·      Are there any food rules that are beneficial?

·      How do "forbidden" foods increase the likelihood of binge eating?

·      Are there any tools that are helpful in identifying if a person is following food rules?

·      How can a nutritionist/dietitian help someone have more flexibility surrounding food?

If you missed the live action tweet, you can follow the discussion at AED’s archive of past tweets.

Nutritionist Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto, co-authors of The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, Gūrze Books, Marcia is also author of the recently published Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Routledge, 2013).

 Copyrighted by Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto.

· How do "forbidden" foods increase the likelihood of binge eating?

· Are there any tools that are helpful in identifying if a person is following food rules?

· How can a nutritionist/dietitian help someone have more flexibility surrounding food?
If you missed the live action tweet, you can follow the discussion at AED’s archive of past tweets.

Nutritionist Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto, co-authors of The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders, Gūrze Books, Marcia is also author of the recently published Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Routledge, 2013).

Copyrighted by Marcia Herrin and Nancy Matsumoto.

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