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Other Athletes

 

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you or a loved one may show signs of a sports related eating disorder or disordered eating:

  • Eating too little, exercising too much

  • Compulsive daily exercise

  • Irregular or lack of menstrual cycle in females

  • Distorted body image including increased focus on weight, shape, and size

  • Injuries (stress fractures)

  • Dehydration

  • Depression or anxiety

If you experience any of the above signs and symptoms contact us today to discuss your personal situation and goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the traits that are instrumental in an athlete being successful in their sport can also contribute to the development of an eating disorder or disordered eating. Studies show that athletes are two to three times more likely to have an eating disorder than non-athletes.

Aesthetic Sports: Dancers, Gymnasts, Cheerleaders, Swimmers, Figure Skaters,  and Divers

Endurance Sports: Cross Country Runners, Cycling, Triathlon

Weight Class Athletes: Jockeys, Wrestlers, Boxers, and Martial Arts

Performing Artists: Actors, Singers, Musicians

Other: Equestrians, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Etc.

Eating disorders can not only make an athlete less competitive, but it puts the athlete at an increased risk for injury, permanent damage to their bodies, and could be life-threatening.  Growing up as a competitive athlete, Mary-Lauren Shelton, RDN, LD, CEDRD has extensive personal and professional experience working with athletes to fuel their bodies for peak performance. Mary-Lauren works with aesthetic sports athletes, endurance athletes, performing artists, and others.

​​"A balanced diet can make an average athlete great, but a poor diet can

make a great athlete average." - Mary-Lauren Shelton, RDN, LD, CEDRD