This weeks top 7 blog posts about diets and eating disorders

Move Beyond Body Hate

All too often women will say they have hated their body for so long, body love seems impossible. So, what about just moving beyond body hate? What could open up in your life if you moved beyond body hate?

Moving Beyond the Scale

So many women are chained to the scale. In a daily ritual, often first thing in the morning, they get up on it while recounting everything they have eaten or not eaten and waiting with baited breath for the number to appear. Are you one of these women? If so, you're not alone...are you ready to move beyond the scale?

3 Most Common Types of Dieting Urges

Are you trapped in a cycle of dieting, consumed by the desire to lose weight, or struggling with an eating disorder? If so, chances are you’ve experienced an urge. Check out some of the most common urges people experience.

3 Truths about Dieting

With approximately 45 million Americans dieting every year it's time to break open the vault and reveal some of the truths about dieting.

Return to Residential

After over a decade, This week I returned to a residential treatment center. It was harder than I expected.

5 Levels of Care in Eating Disorder Treatment

Treatment for an eating disorder can take place in 5 different levels of care, each with differing criteria.

Types of Eating Disorders

A clear and precise look at the types of eating disorders I treat in my Vancouver, WA office. If you are confused about the types of eating disorders and how they are diagnosed this will help you.

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Tamara Duarte

Tamara Duarte is a counselor, author, speaker, and activist. Her private practice, Get Centered Counseling in Vancouver WA, helps women with food and body issues learn to love themselves, their body, their life, and their relationships. Her life’s work is steeped in personal experience, having fifteen years in recovery for anorexia, in addition to being a breast cancer survivor. An up and coming force in the counseling community, Tamara has been published in a textbook called Treatment Strategies for Substance and Process Addictions, and has sat on a panel at the American Counseling Association Conference, where she spoke to her peers on strategies and tools to use with clients struggling with eating disorders. Having a deep, personal understanding of what it takes to recover from this condition, she seeks to be an example to those she treats, to let them know that recovery is possible. Currently developing a podcast which addresses the cultural issues that promote body shame, self-esteem issues and eating disorders, Tamara lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband and best friend, Adam, enjoying life to the fullest with their two beautiful children, Jacob and Chloe.