It’s not about the food

If something about your mood or disposition feels "off", it's not about the food. If you've never had any issue eating all food groups, but suddenly have an insatiable desire to change something—anything—it's not about the food. If you're running, or training, or life, isn't going well, it's not about the food. (Unless you're not … Continue reading It’s not about the food

5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

By Hannah Meier, RD and L9P ambassador For those who may be new around here, I am a dietitian recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA). I used to be pretty quiet about that, but ever since I decided to pursue HA recovery I’ve learned how to be less ashamed and more vocal. Sparknotes: HA is the … Continue reading 5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

Breaking all the [food] rules

As I scanned the aisles at Trader Joe’s this weekend, a container of animal crackers caught my eye. In a matter of seconds, I went from noticing them, to placing them in my cart and moving along. I thought animal crackers would make a perfect snack to fill the void I’ve been feeling in the … Continue reading Breaking all the [food] rules

What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery

L9P Community Post: Jacqueline Ballou Erdos Afew months before I was diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea, my husband and I brought home a rescue pup from an adoption event in New York City. We named our then 1-½ -year old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix, Maizie. We didn’t know much about Maizie’s history, but did know … Continue reading What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery