I'm an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at NC State University. I focus on the intersection between food systems, nutrition and public health, as well as the impact of government policies driving the food system.
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August 24, 2020
Control. What does it mean to lose control? For someone who has spent nearly half their life battling an eating disorder, losing control is about an extremely heightened awareness of numbers. Numbers I believe I can control. Because I have an acute need for control, this pandemic drove me to focus on numbers that I spent years in therapy training my brain not to obsess over. What is my weight? How many minutes have I exercised today? When is the next time I can eat? How many calories have I consumed? These are numbers that I believe I can control when other aspects of life seem unmanageable...
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