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“Eating Disorder Recovery in a Toxic World”

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. ET


with Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, and Carrie Arnold

How do you develop a healthy relationship with food, mind, and your body in a toxic culture, which fixates on dieting and body bashing? Join eating disorder expert and author, Evelyn Tribole, and writer and person in recovery, Carrie Arnold, who will tackle these tough issues and show us how to remain hopeful despite this rampant harmful messaging.

Carrie Arnold is in recovery after more than a decade struggling with an eating disorder. She lives in Virginia with her husband and works as a freelance science writer, where she covers many different aspects of the living world. Carrie writes for magazines like Scientific American, Women's Health, Pacific Standard, Discover, and more. She is also the author of Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders. When she's not writing, she enjoys cycling, hiking, knitting, coffee, and annoying her cat.

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, is an award-winning registered dietitian, with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, Calif., specializing in eating disorders. She also trains health professional how to help their clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body through the process of Intuitive Eating, a concept she co-pioneered. She has written eight books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author). She was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for six years. Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women's marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. Her favorite food is chocolate, when it can be enjoyed slowly.

It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat

Save the date for these upcoming chats:

December 10, 3:30 p.m. ET
Medical Stabilization in Eating Disorders
With Ed Tyson, MD

2015 Twitter chats will be announced soon! #AEDchat

Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"

A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.


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