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“Ask Emily” Social Media

December 09, 2014.
  • Some information shared on social media sites can be triggering for those who struggle with an eating disorder or body image issues. In this edition of "Ask Emily" Social Media, Dr. Jillian Lampert discusses some ideas about how to balance the desire to stay connected with friends and families and continue on a healthful path.

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“Ask Emily” My Boyfriend’s New Habits are Concerning

November 18, 2014.
  • Whether it’s your boyfriend, girlfriend, or any other significant person in your life – approaching someone you are concerned about is difficult. Dr. Jillian Lampert provides some ways that you can talk to your loved one about your concerns, and ways you can also get support for yourself.

    If you have a question, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“Ask Emily” Navigating the Holidays

October 28, 2014.
  • As Halloween approaches, many of us begin preparing for the impending holidays that follow. The holiday season is full of parties, social gatherings, and visits family and friends. Since it all occurs within just a couple short months, this can be stressful. And adding this stress on top of any struggles with an eating disorder, the holidays can become anything  but joyous.

    In this "Ask Emily", Dr. Jillian Lampert offers some advice on how you can keep moving forward with recovery and manage some of the stress this season brings.

    If you have a question, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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“Ask Emily” My Teenager is Becoming a Picky Eater

October 16, 2014.
  • People of any age can go through phases of specific foods that are more appealing to their palate. When this occurs in adolescence it can become a concern to parents – worry can begin around whether or not your child is developing or has developed an eating disorder.

    In this “Ask Emily”, Dr. Jillian Lampert talks about how to approach your adolescent and what to do if you believe disordered eating or an eating disorder is possible.

    If you have a question you’d like answered, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“Ask Emily” Telling Family About Your Eating Disorder

September 30, 2014.
  • Young adult clients typically are very fearful of including their family into their recovery. Many times it is perceived fear and shame that holds them back. In this “Ask Emily,” Dr. Jillian Lampert addresses this concern. Watch the video to hear her suggestions.

    Including loved ones, specifically family – no matter who “family” is to you – has proven benefits*. Some of these benefits include:

    1. Increases generalization of treatment from the clinic to home
    2. Enables clients to ask for support and help
    3. Increase connection, assertive communication, setting boundaries
    4. Helps the client replace comfort/support from the eating disorder to a family relationship
    5. Helps break through shame and isolation
    6. Increases bonds and attachment

    Letting loved ones know about your struggles with an eating disorder can be scary. And it’s more common than not that these are people who are willing participants and can help support you through this journey. So, talk to the people in your life that you trust and ask for support when you need it. Your loved ones and treatment team are there to help.

    *Although it is uncommon for us to not encourage inclusion of family and/or friends, we do understand that there are some circumstances that would prohibit people from being of support due to their own personal situations.

    Do you have a question for Dr. Lampert? Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“Ask Emily” Speaking Up Against Harmful Advertising

August 25, 2014.
  • In this "Ask Emily" segment Dr. Lampert provides a concrete method you and your network can use to advocate against advertising messages that may be hurtful or harmful.

    Using your voice is a great way to get involved and change the perceptions of advertisers (and the general public). Everyone can use their voice to help educate others and turn harmful messages into positive ones.

    Do you have a question? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit your "Ask Emily" question to Dr. Lampert.

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“Ask Emily” Overeating For Too Long

August 06, 2014.
  • "Ask Emily" is a video segment where Dr. Jillian Lampert answers email questions from the community.

    In this "Ask Emily" Dr. Lampert suggests some steps people can take to begin to establish a healthy relationship with food and their body after years of overeating and feelings of shame.

    If you have a question you would like Dr. Lampert to answer, please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“Ask Emily” with Dr. Jillian Lampert

June 03, 2014.
  • By Jillian Lampert, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED, Senior Director at The Emily Program

    As a licensed registered dietitian and eating disorders practitioner, I often find myself in conversations around food. It’s a topic that everyone has questions, comments, and opinions about – after all, food is a necessity to live and included in so many parts of our lives.

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