While everyone would agree that eating healthy is good for your body, many people are confused about what healthy eating even means. Does a healthy diet mean you can never eat foods you like? Does it mean cutting out all “bad” foods? In short, what is the balance between a healthy diet and not depriving [...] Read More
Is your loved one suffering from an eating disorder but unwilling to admit it? Admitting the need for help is the first step down the road to recovering from an eating disorder. Tragically, however, denial is a common symptom among people with ED, leaving family, and loved ones frustrated and unsure of how to help [...] Read More
For as long as I can remember, I have been a runner. Even in my heaviest stage, junior year of high school, I still ran. While my daily jogs were not far and they were not fast, they mellowed me. While I enjoyed running, I wouldn’t go as far as to say I loved running, [...] Read More
Contributed By: Allison Mecca, PsyD of Lindner Center of HOPE We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the media. It doesn’t just come from the TV and magazines like in the “good old days,” we have unlimited access to the world at our fingertips through computers, phones, tablets, etc. Further, the [...] Read More
Eating disorders (ED) and substance use disorders (SUD) often co-occur. It is extremely important for those suffering from both ED and SUD, to receive specialized treatment that addresses both issues. What is Substance Use Disorder? Substance use disorder (also called substance abuse disorder) occurs when a person is unable to control the use of a [...] Read More
Summertime is the season of sunshine, swimming pools, beach days, BBQs, and, unfortunately, body image pressures. Thanks to the season’s extra pressures, summer can be a very difficult time full of triggers and potential pitfalls for those struggling with body image issues or an eating disorder. Unrealistic Images & Messages Fuel Body Image Insecurities Every [...] Read More
Support groups are an incredible way to create an accessible community for any number of life challenges. The benefits of these groups are undeniable, from the access to information and support they provide to the community they create. Here are just a few benefits of support groups that can help contribute to eating disorder recovery. Accessibility [...] Read More
COVID 19 epidemic responses included a stay at home orders, lockdowns, and quarantines. Many people have changed food preferences, abandoned healthy eating, and relapsed into patterns of binge eating and overeating . Our relationship with food is complicated. We describe some foods as comforting or comfort food and others as a form of self-medication . [...] Read More
Relationships – ”can’t live with ‘em and can’t live without ‘em.” We find our deepest joy and fulfillment often in connecting meaningfully with others. Yet, the same folks we bond deeply with and find happiness in their presence, also can cause us pain and suffering. What to do? Here are some ideas to consider to [...] Read More
Eating disorders do not discriminate – they impact many individuals with various intersectional identities, including those with LGBTQ+ identities. In fact, research has indicated that eating disorders disproportionately impact some segments of the LGBTQ+ community.  Risk factors Research suggests that LGBTQ+ identified people face unique stressors and challenges that likely put them at risk [...] Read More
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