Category: meal plan

Effects of Calorie Transparency in Menus on Eating Disorders

Girls eating and glad about calorie counts on menus Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Dining out can be a difficult experience for women who have eating disorders. Restaurants can bring about feelings of anxiety and uncertainty due to a wide selection of menu choices, variations in meal preparation, and other external factors. In the past several years, some restaurants have started [...]
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Supporting Your Family Member’s Meal Plan

Family Eating Dinner Following a meal plan is an essential component of successfully recovering from an eating disorder. Many individuals who are in recovery typically work with a specialized registered dietitian to determine an appropriate meal plan based on their unique needs. Some people in recovery may require a meal plan that is intended for weight restoration. Whether [...]
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Establishing Consistent Meal Planning Patterns for Success in ED Recovery

Meal planning and a picnic Eating disorders are characterized by chaotic and erratic eating behaviors, with some of the more recognizable behaviors including restricting, binging, purging, hoarding food, chewing/spitting, and the like. When recovering from an eating disorder, it is often unthinkable about eating food in a normalized way, and many individuals often lose sight of what “normal” eating even [...]
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How to Approach a Meal Plan With Food Allergies in Eating Disorder Recovery

Meal planning and a picnic Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Food allergies and sensitivities seem much more common in our culture and society today. This may be partially related to increased knowledge about food related issues and how these can potentially influence various illnesses, such as celiac disease, [...]
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Maintaining Structure and Supporting Recovery During Summer Vacation

Young woman facing eating disorder Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Summer vacation is something that we often look forward to every year, as this season signifies a break from the normal routine that is usually followed. Whether in school or working, many individuals utilize the summer season as a time for [...]
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Meal Planning and Vacationing When Unfamiliar with the Foods Available

woman with eating disorder standing near large bridge Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Title: Meal Planning and Vacationing When Unfamiliar with the Foods Available Maintaining a meal plan, as recommended by your dietitian and treatment team, is essential for recovery and to ensure that you are remaining consistent with your nutrition intake. This can [...]
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Managing a Meal Plan On Vacation With Limited Food Choices

Woman with eating disorder on vacation standing in front of a car Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Perhaps one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects about recovery is becoming well enough to begin doing things in life that interest you or that you previously enjoyed. Having an eating disorder often robs you of the things in life [...]
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Managing Food Choices While On a Road Trip in Eating Disorder Recovery

Friends taking selfies Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope If you have struggled with an eating disorder, you can likely relate to the many consequences of these mental illnesses. From physical to social and everything in between, eating disorders brutality impact every aspect of your life, making it difficult to [...]
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