LPP #112 ADD Medication Misuse & Eating Disorders with Katie Tewes

Katie Tewes is an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach. She studied Holistic Health Coaching through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. After a 15 year battle with her own eating disorder, she has since recovered and turned her past struggles into a passion to help others. Katie provides virtual coaching to teens and women in the Seattle, WA area as well as all over the US and Canada. She assists her clients by getting in tune with their own intuition around food and their body so they have the confidence to take back ownership of their life. 


  • How ADD or ADHD medications can be misused during ed recovery, what to look out for, and what might be the true underlying cause
  • Katie’s own Vyvanse recovery story
  • How her metabolism was affected by being on this prescription medication
  • Vyvanse is an amphetamine derivative 
  • How being calorically restricted can negatively impact our ability to concentrate/focus
  • What made her decide to wean off of Vyvanse
  • My own decade long experience with Vyvanse 
  • How Vyvanse honed in on both of our Eating Disorder (ED) tendencies
  • The “letting go” process, walking through the fear, & learning to trust your body again
  • The less glamorous side of the ED recovery process
  • How clients can be in the tell-them-what-they-want-to-hear mentality with authority figures
  • The common theme she hears from clients in response to “why do you want to pursue recovery” 
  • What being ready for recovery actually looks like
  • Eating fear foods as a milestone in recovery
  • The power of baby steps to overcome a fear
  • Feeling the emotions that come up when you face a fear (often doing the opposite action of what your default is)
  • Cannot process and move forward unless you walk through the feelings that arise
  • How the ED can feel like it’s holding on tighter, when you’re making progress in your recovery
  • How actions you take speak louder than the thoughts you’re having
  • Over-exercising: how to overcome it while recovering from an eating disorder
  • She encourages people to read what they journaled about


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Website: www.joyfulbeets.com

Blog: https://joyfulbeets.com/blog/

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) has been administered to people suffering from Binge Eating Disorder with the intention to curb appetite and cravings to mitigate the disorder. (1,2)


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28933969
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30817099

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