Identifying the Triad

Identifying the Triad in Your Athlete As parents and coaches, we want the best for our athletes. We encourage them to try their best, train hard, and always strive to reach their full potential. Nothing is wrong with this motivation, as long as our players push themselves within reason and never compromise their health by…

Welcome!

The Female Athlete Triad Coalition extends a warm welcome to our website and blog.  Please stay tuned for future posts related to the Triad, including tips for preventing, diagnosing, and treating the Triad.  We will have posts geared towards athletes, parents, coaches, clinicians, scientists, and everyone in between that may benefit from information about the…

You are good enough!

Perhaps you—and your body—are “good enough”, after all?   “I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I remember going to Weight Watchers with my mom when I was 10 year old. That was humiliating! Ever since then, I’ve been on and off diets. I feel like such a failure,” lamented my client, a 38-year-old medical…

The Bathroom Scale

Question: I recently bought a really good bathroom scale and I weigh myself every morning. On days when I think I should have lost weight, the scale says I gained two pounds. This puts me in a really bad mood. What’s going on…? Answer:  The scale weighs not just changes in fat loss (or fat gain),…

For the compulsive exerciser

For the Compulsive Exerciser: Food for Thought If you are a compulsive exerciser, the story below might inspire you to add some gentleness to your day. “Invisible Victories” is from the MEDA newsletter (www.MEDAinc.org). MEDA is the Multi-service Eating Disorders Association, a helpful resource for people who struggle with balancing food and weight. “Invisible Victories” By Whitney…

Do Not Diet

Dieting—Not Allowed! It’s almost bathing suit season. Are you starting to panic because you’ll soon be shedding layers of winter clothing and exposing your body? Eeek!!! When you have more flab than you want, fretting about excess body fat easily leads to plans to go on a diet, of which there are plenty of choices:…

Breakfast makes me hungry…

“If I eat breakfast, I feel hungrier all day” complained a working mom who wanted to lose 10 pounds. She was a breakfast skipper. She believed skipping  breakfast would save her some calories and helps her shed a few pounds. Plus, when she ate breakfast, she  reported she  felt hungrier the rest of the day.  The reason she…