Category: Holidays

Navigating the Holidays with an Eating Disorder During a Global Pandemic

Woman holding holiday lights Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a global pandemic in March of 2020 and presented a completely new way of living for most people worldwide. For those with eating disorders, the pandemic has had an even greater impact on their life. Now with the holidays right around the [...]
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How to Manage an Eating Disorder During Super Bowl Party Season

Football Contributor: Staff at Carolina House Many people consider major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas to be detrimental to the emotional and mental health of individuals who have eating disorders. While individuals may have significant difficulty navigating these two holidays, there is another celebration early in the year that may cause those who have eating [...]
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Supporting Loved Ones Who Have Eating Disorders During the Holidays

Woman sitting with her dog Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place Whether you are caring for or supporting someone living with an eating disorder, you may be doubting your ability to provide what your loved one needs. The holidays may prove an especially difficult time for your loved one fighting eating disorder, as this season brings several food-centered celebrations. Many people [...]
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How to Support Your Child If They Are Struggling with Bulimia During the Holidays

Teen Adolescent Girl in Winter with Umbrella Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For adolescents struggling with bulimia, the holidays can be a less-than-cheerful time of year. Young people who have bulimia are often confronted with culturally approved disordered eating habits during the holidays as friends and relatives restrict their food intake so that they can binge on that big [...]
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Five Tips for Navigating Holiday Parties in Eating Disorder Treatment

Woman holding holiday lights Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For so many people, mistletoe and eggnog, white elephant gift exchanges, seasonal songs, and a dessert list that runs a mile long are reasons to celebrate – staples at holiday parties shrouded in traditions that serve as annual memory makers. But for some, eating disorder recovery and [...]
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EDH Weekly Hope – Jena Margis – Pregnancy & Motherhood in ED Recovery – Part 5

Pregnant Lady dealing with an eating disorder during the holidays Weekly Hope is a Facebook Live interview series with Kirsten Haglund. It airs on Wednesdays on the Eating Disorder Hope Facebook Page. The interviews with our guests cover a wide array of various topics that relate to eating disorders and mental health. The guests include leading doctors, clinicians, experts, advocates, and people with their own [...]
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Top 5 Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Tips for the Holiday

A gift of BED Recovery Tips Contributed by Canopy Cove The holiday season is characterized by many traditions and behaviors depending on your culture. However, one that is universal is the focus on food. Here are some BED recovery tips. For many, this is exciting, but, for those struggling with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), it opens a Pandora’s Box of emotions, [...]
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