Center for Eating Disorders - Maryland

Erin-Konheim-Mandras-HeadshotKICK THE SCALE: A mommy blog with advice from a former soccer star who overcame an eating disorder & learned about life along the way.

Erin Konheim Mandras is a mom of two boys, married to a wonderful husband, Jon, and resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a currently a blogger at where she focuses on eating disorders, body image, exercise, and nutrition, particularly in athletes. Erin’s writings have appeared on several national websites, including Born and raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Konheim Mandras played college soccer at Michigan State University. Immediately following her collegiate career, she played semi-professional women’s soccer. She then pursued college coaching, in which she has six years of experience. She began her career at her alma mater, MSU, and then moved on to Towson University and Loyola University Maryland before choosing to be at home full-time with her children. Konheim Mandras continues to coach youth soccer in Baltimore, Maryland.



The Common Misconception That Can Lead to Issues in Athletes

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Why I Flew With Three Children (Under The Age of Five) Alone

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Six Years In…

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The ‘No Pain, No Gain’ Mentality

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Why I Am Embracing These Challenging Times

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The Battle I Faced Each Pregnancy

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What I Needed to Hear My Husband Say

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Why I Admire Hillary Clinton

I'm going to start off by saying I have never really been into politics. I have registered to vote, and ...
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Why I Don’t Fault Or Judge Jimmy Kimmel For What He Said About Being Gluten Free

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