Category: Recovery

Authenticity, Transparency, & Boundaries: What Are My Limits in Anorexia Recovery?

Asian American Woman in Wheat Field 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 [...]
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Are You Ready to Do the Work of Eating Disorder Recovery? What it takes…

Group of women overcoming an eating disorder 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. [...]
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Best Practices for Returning to School in Eating Disorder Recovery

Man walking 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 [...]
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How to Take Care of Myself in a Relationship with an Eating Disorder Sufferer

Spouse supporting spouse “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 [...]
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Family-Based Treatment & Eating Disorder Recovery

Family Eating Dinner Family-Based Treatment (FBT), or the “Maudsley” method, is a specific approach to treating restrictive eating patterns, such as those seen in Anorexia, in children and adolescents. At times, FBT may be utilized by families who have adult children struggling with restrictive eating. FBT is a manualized outpatient therapy designed to restore children and adolescents to health [...]
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Hope for Fertility in Eating Disorder Recovery

pregnant woman The risks that an eating disorder can present to reproductive health are commonly talked about, which can generate fear with the struggling individual. However, there is hope for fertility in eating disorder recovery. Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness likely arise as the sufferer battles the demon of their eating disorder. They are wanting so badly [...]
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Ten Tips for Choosing the Right College for Eating Disorder Recovery

College Students Vulnerable to Eating Disorders The transition to college is a big adjustment made even more complicated for those struggling with disordered eating. During times of stress, like going to college, eating disorder thoughts and behaviors can return or intensify as a way to cope. Given this, it’s essential to consider ways of choosing the right college or university that [...]
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