Also, I continue to get interesting emails from readers. See below:
Hi Dr. Stacey,And. . .
I've been reading your blog for a few months, and I really enjoy the way that you present things. One thing that I was wondering was if you might be able to address the issue of fluid restriction, which is something that I personally struggle with in my eating disorder, and it is just not talked about enough at all. Restriction of food/calories is understood well enough by the mainstream world, but I am often in situations (basically whenever I explain my eating disorder to someone who is not a well-educated professional) where people think I'm crazy for being afraid to drink water/gatorade etc. I know other people who feel the same way about fluids and was hoping that you might be willing to address it.
Thanks very much. . .
Hi,Any feedback (on my story, the fluid restriction question, or the survey cited) would be greatly appreciated. . . .
I was looking through your blog and I have a special request. I'm working on my master's degree in Public Health (at Brown University in Rhode Island) with an emphasis in behavioral nutrition. Long story short, I created an online survey about how work environment affects women's eating habits (including value judgments they place on food), and I was wondering if you might be willing to post my survey on your blog?
This is a project for one of my classes, and it's completely, absolutely anonymous. The kinds of questions I'm asking are things like:
- During a normal social conversation with people at work, how often do you talk about what, when, or how much to eat?
- How often do you think that the kinds of food you eat at work are different than the kinds you eat at home?
- On a normal day, is there food available in a common area at work?
It's not a test-- no judgement attached to any of the questions. I just want to feel out the blogging community since blogs tend to create a great community for motivation.