NBSV 084: Devon Hoholuk on eating disorders and veganism--intersections, harmful messaging, & more
Devon Hoholuk is a nutritional counsellor and disordered eating coach from Abbotsford, BC. She focuses on gentle vegan nutrition, and supports a flexible approach to plant-based recovery. Devon offers insight and inspiration from her own recovery from a 20-year battle with anorexia and bulimia, and uses her nutrition education to support the possibility of healthy, balanced, plant-based recovery.
You do not need to have a diagnosed eating disorder to get something out of this episode. The diet-related messaging we’re bombarded with on a daily basis on social media or via mainstream media often veers into disordered eating territory. Often, unhealthy eating patterns are promoted within the vegan community. Also, our relationships with food can be quite complex, and it’s important to address what may be problematic aspects of that relationship (even if it’s not a full-blown eating disorder).
Here’s our discussion:
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> Devon's story of recovery from a 20-year battle with anorexia and bulimia.
>> Why vegan diets are often discouraged in recovery, and how Devon approaches things differently.
>> What flexible veganism means to Devon, and "how sometimes in recovery we need to make exceptions and do the best that we can in the stage we’re at".
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Find a full transcript of this episode here.
Mentioned in the episode:
>> Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
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