Anorexia Nervosa turns your entire life into chaos. It calls the shots about how you treat yourself and your body as well as how you interact with the world around you. In recovery, we get to take back control, learn our limits in anorexia recovery, recognize the limiting and harmful eating disorder beliefs that have kept [...] Read More
We call it “recovery” because the process of overcoming an eating disorder will help you recover things that you have lost due to the obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors of an eating disorder. But “recovery” can also suggest that you are recovering the person you were before the eating disorder. I don’t think that’s true. [...] Read More
Authenticity is a trait that man does not strive for until they feel they have lost it. Authentically living in recovery means living in a way that is true to one’s personality, spirit, or character. Many individuals that have struggled with Bulimia Nervosa have spent a great deal of time living to keep their eating disorder [...] Read More
High school-age students are especially vulnerable to body dissatisfaction and disordered eating, but what high school resources are available to help keep them from developing an eating disorder? One survey found that “1 in 4 girls and 1 in 10 boys reported at least 1 disordered eating or weight control symptom serious enough to warrant [...] Read More
For elite athletes with eating disorders, the demands of competition are often compounded by expectations to be thinner, faster, stronger, or just generally in peak physical form for their sport. A message is sent to many athletes that this idealized body and weight (often inaccurately viewed as essential to top performance) is to be achieved [...] Read More
The transition from summer back to school can be difficult for any student. This transition can be even more challenging for students in eating disorder recovery. Are there any best practices for returning to school? The stressors that come along with school, such as academic and social stressors, can contribute to disordered eating. Therefore, it’s [...] Read More
“You can’t take care of others unless you first take care of yourself.” It’s cliché, but it’s cliché for a reason. You have to take care of yourself in order to care for your relationship in eating disorder recovery. If we neglect ourselves, even with the best of intentions, our identities, careers, daily life, and relationships [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Alcohol has been a fixture on college and university campuses for many generations. The same cannot be said for drunkorexia, which is a fairly new phenomenon. This condition is the result of a combination of three factors: food restriction, bulimia, and alcohol abuse. This allows drunkorexia and [...] Read More
A man wasn’t feeling well, left work early, and came home to his wife of many years. He quietly unlocked the door to find his wife vomiting in the powder room sink. She had been doing this before they began their marriage 30 years ago. Now she is one of the growing groups of middle-aged [...] Read More
Contributor: Samantha Read at Eating Disorder Solutions The Victoria’s Secret fashion show has always received a large following with the beautiful women who walk the catwalk. However, in recent years, many individuals have condemned the restrictive lifestyles these women must endure to achieve a very unrealistic idea of “thinness and beauty” that perpetuates the low [...] Read More
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