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What’s the Food Exchange System & Its Place in ED Recovery?

December 18, 2017

Food exchanges were created by the American Dietetic Association in 1950, in coordination with the American Diabetes Association and the US Public Health Service to establish guidelines to help target issues within the American eating habits. It was again revised […]

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Don’t Wait Until “After the Holidays” for Residential Treatment

December 17, 2017

It is never easy to acknowledge the necessity for residential treatment when you are struggling with an eating disorder. The thought of leaving your life and loved ones to attend treatment is scary and becomes even more difficult around the […]

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5 Coping Skills to Support Your Recovery This Holiday Season

December 16, 2017

Holidays can be stressful for most individuals, and especially if you are struggling with an eating disorder. Learning healthy coping skills to manage this season can help you stay on your recovery path. Identify Triggers Triggers can be identified and […]

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I’m Triggered By My Dietitian: Is This Normal?

December 15, 2017

At all times during eating disorder recovery, you should be surrounding yourself with people that are body and food positive, whether that be your friends, family, or recovery team. Feeling triggered by any of those people presents a threat to […]

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Don’t Have a Treatment Team? Work on Relapse Prevention Now

December 14, 2017

Being able to work on relapse prevention is about identifying triggers, understanding where they come from, taking each day as they come, and remember that recovery is a process. This can be difficult to do when you do not have […]

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Discussing my Eating Disorder With Extended Family as a Teen

December 13, 2017

Determining who to tell about your eating disorder is an important and challenging decision. To share your struggles is to be incredibly vulnerable. You need to surround yourself with people that you can trust to honor that vulnerability. Telling your […]

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Self-Care & The Holidays: Relapse Prevention Importance

December 12, 2017

Self-care during the holidays can be the difference between a relapse and staying on track with eating disorder recovery. Practicing self-care can keep your eating disorder at bay and not allow unhealthy behaviors to override the joy and fun of […]

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How to Support My Recovery with Structure During the Holidays?

December 11, 2017

It’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” for most people.  For those in eating disorder recovery, it can also be the most challenging time of the year.  With holiday traditions come traditional holiday meals, leaving those in recovery vulnerable to emotional […]

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Seasonal Depression: Stay on Track in Eating Disorder Recovery

December 10, 2017

Seasonal depression is more than just feeling tired when winter sets in. Shorter daylight and the start of fall and winter can trigger seasonal affective disorder for many individuals. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depressive disorder […]

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Binge Episodes in the New Year

December 9, 2017

Being part of the 3.5% of the US population are affected by Binge Eating Disorder (BED) [1] doesn’t have to follow you into the New Year. Follow these strategies to make 2018 “The Year You Recovered!” 1. Know Your Triggers […]

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