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Addressing Over-Exercise in the ED Patient

PRESENTER: Gabrielle Taylor MS, RD, LD

DESCRIPTION: This presentation will be an exploration of the role over-exercise might play in eating disorder illness. In addition, the webinar will explain how to help our patients establish a healthy relationship with movement, activity and their bodies while also challenging the obsessive- compulsive aspects of the disorder.

OBJECTIVES: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess how exercise may be intertwined with a patient’s eating disorder.

  2. Describe interventions at the inpatient and outpatient level to change patient relationship with exercise and to safely introduce healthy movement into the recovery journey.

  3. Describe the concept of joyful movement in treatment.

  4. Explain the guidance for appropriate supplementation for movement.



Gabrielle Taylor MS, RD, LD

Gabrielle Taylor has served in the nutrition field for more than 12 years, worked in a variety of settings including oncology, cardiology, diabetes and disordered eating. She has experience in working with adolescents, adults and families and has worked at all levels of care including inpatient, outpatient and private practice. Gabrielle individualizes her approach to help clients form a healthy relationship with food and to not let food get in the way of what truly matters in their life. She works closely with clients and their loved ones to make eating less stressful by developing meal plans and guidelines with compassion and understanding. Gabrielle currently serves as the outpatient dietitian for Laureate Eating Disorders program and works with patients of all ages.