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We accept insurance and eating disorders

We accept insurance and eating disorders

Looking for a treatment team and feeling overwhelmed with insurance and eating disorders?  See below for details about the insurances that we participate with. Health insurance and eating disorders If you are looking for a nutritionist or registered dietitian to help you recover from an eating disorder, you have come to the right place. Our dietitians are participating providers for the following insurance plans. Aetna Cigna CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield FEP Johns Hopkins EHP Medicare (*Medicare does not cover eating disorders unless you also have diabetes) Our empowered eating program works within Rebecca Bitzer & Associates: A Dietitian for Every Condition and we are happy to help you get the care that you need. Take a look at more of the details of the basic insurance parameters. We are happy to discuss your insurance situation in more detail.  Feel free to reach out to us anytime. We also work closely with therapists who are also in network with these insurance companies to help coordinate the care that you need to help you heal from your eating disorder. To find out more about our dietitians who work with clients with eating disorders, take a look at the bios for Dana Magee and Klara Knezevic who are here to help you virtually during the pandemic and either virtually after the pandemic or in person whichever meets your needs. Reaching out for help can be a scary thing, if it is easier for you to contact us through the web, feel free to email us at rebecca@empoweredeatingblog.com.      ...
Meal Support during a Pandemic

Meal Support during a Pandemic

Where to get help during the pandemic? Looking for meal support resources during COVID-19 pandemic? Here are ideas to help you follow your meal plan during recovery Meal support resources during pandemic and beyond: INSTAGRAM support during pandemic: @covid19eatingsupport – community care@monte.videos – daily quotes & inspiring videos@libbyshappyproject – body positive illustrator@bodypositivepear – atypical anorexia remission@nerdabouttown – plus size body positivity@gracefvictory – plus size body positivity@selfloveclubb – a mental health/body positivity@allisonkimmey – getting off the yo-yo dieting@calliethorpe // theconfidencecorner – self love@hi.ur.beautiful – body positivity quotes@i_weigh – body positivity@saggysara – “instagram vs reality” factor@chessiekingg – body positivity influencer@bodyposipanda – body positivity influencer@celestebarber – comedian using humor to tackle body positivity@effyourbeautystandards – body positivity@iskra – body positivity influencer@lindseyhallwrites – PCOS and eating disorder@beating_eatingdisorders – recovery inspiration@recovrywarriors – recovery from ED@healthyisthenewskinny – “choosing health over the beauty ideal”@covid19studentsupport – support for students, by students BLOGS: Recovery WarriorsBeauty Beyond BonesI Haven’t Shaved in Six WeeksLane9 ProjectEvery Body is Beautiful ProjectTrans Folx Fighting Eating DisordersLet’s Queer Things UpThe Friend I Never Want(ED)Marginalized Voices Project – NEDA’s storytelling opportunity for underserved voices FACEBOOK support: CFD Nutrition ClubEmpowered Eating PODCASTS for eating disorder recovery: Eating Disorder Recovery with Dr. Janean AndersonFood Psych PodcastPeace Meal – the Emily Program Eating disorder Recovery APPS: Recovery RecordAn easy and discrete way to chart progress and check in with yourself – as well as your dietician.Rise Up + RecoverFrom the blog Recovery Warriors, this uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help monitor diet and exercise to determine what your triggers are.JouvrieTrack meals, provide coping strategies and printable archives, while focusing less on what you eat, and more on how you...
Tips for Working from Home

Tips for Working from Home

Working from home can be a challenge, especially when you are used to being in a typical office setting. The combined effects of sitting for long periods, sleep deprivation and work stress can add up over time. By making proactive choices now, you can take back control of your health and well-being. Here are some helpful tips to stay healthy while working from home. Sleep Commit to a time when you turn off all devices before bed. The blue light emitted from phones, televisions and other devices actually inhibits the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep and wake cycles. Try to turn off technology at least 30 minutes before winding down to go to sleep. Design a routine to help you relax after a long day of work. Try meditation, a yoga video, reading a book or taking a warm bath to help you wind down. Eating at Home Working from home presents a great opportunity to cook and eat more meals at home. If you have flexibility in your schedule, you can go grocery shopping during off-peak hours to avoid the crowds. Before heading to the store, create a list of ingredients that you will need to ensure you can make the meals you planned. Focus on eating away from your desk to allow yourself to practice mindful eating. Try a new meal delivery service such as Home Chef, Freshly or Gobble. Freshly does all of the preparation and cooking for you, so that all you need to do is heat it up. Hydration while your work from home Staying hydrated can be difficult when...
Wisdom Wednesday: Rebecca on RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson

Wisdom Wednesday: Rebecca on RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson

Sharing Taste the Sweet REBELLION on RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson Recently, I had the opportunity to be a guest on Dr. Anderson’s RealTalk radio show to discuss our brand new book Taste the Sweet REBELLION: Rebel Against Dieting. RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson hosts an afternoon radio show called Anderson Speaks that airs 3PM daily in the Washington DC area. On Wednesdays his program is called Wisdom Wednesdays and I was honored to be chosen to speak on how to change the way you think about dieting and weight loss. How to improve your mental and physical health without being trapped in “diet prison” and see how research combined with our REBELLIOUS spin can help you find both health and happiness without depriving yourself of your favorite foods. Rebecca on RealTalk Rebecca and Dr. David Anderson It is not you who has failed diets. It is dieting that has failed you. There is another way to find health and happiness around food and we can help! How can we REBEL dieting? Here are the principles of REBEL outlined in our workbook to help you boldly nourish your mind, body, and soul: R= REBEL against dieting E= EAT like a REBEL by embracing nutrition B= BUILD confidence in your eating by learning to trust you appetite and increase your awareness of the what, when, where and why of eating E= EMPOWER yourself by developing a healthy relationship with food L= LIVE joyfully by unleashing your inner REBEL and ditching diets forever We work with clients who have struggled with disordered eating and eating disorders and here is a text...
A Dietitian does NOT help you DIET

A Dietitian does NOT help you DIET

I love her quote “A Dietitian does not help you DIET”. This delightful Empowered Eating Client shares her nutrition journey to inspire you to get the help that you desire. Get an inside view into how working with a Registered Dietitian helped her change her relationship with food. Also take a look at the wonderful foods that she is now preparing and enjoying. 1. What would you consider to be your main food struggles before coming to Empowered Eating? Binging and Purging- I never knew what was the right portion to eat. I over-exaggerated my dieting, forbidding myself to certain ‘bad’ foods. This would cause me to binge and stuff my feelings by eating everything in sight. I was fearful of gaining weight and not being able to maintain my slim figure, so I would purge to control my weight. 2. What strategies have helped you the most that you learned and worked on in your sessions with your dietitian? Mindful eating- listening to my body. Eating when I’m hungry, and allowing myself to eat what my body is asking for. Also taking care of ME. Its fun to take care of yourself and to allow ME time…. going to get my nails done, getting a massage or facial, or creating my ‘vision board’ of all my dreams and aspirations. I learned that I have a creative side. There are other more productive things that I can do with my life other than focusing on food 24/7. It was not the foot that was the enemy, it was my emotions and not knowing how to deal with them properly!...
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