Tag Archives: Summertime

How to Enjoy Summer Break While in the Structure of Eating Disorder Treatment

Summer music treatment Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The words “summer break” usually have a positive meaning associated with them. For many, this means a vacation from school, a planned family trip, or simply a time to slow down from the typical fast paced schedule that [...]
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Understanding if Outpatient Care is Sufficient During Summer Vacation

College study abroad Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Whether you are a student or developing a career in the workforce, whatever your age, gender or socioeconomic status may be, summertime often brings a welcomed break in various ways and forms. This may mean a break from [...]
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When Summer Break Reveals an Eating Disorder: How to Approach Your College Student

Man on a boat contemplating exposure-based therapy for eating disorders Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Having your college student home for summer vacation is a welcomed reprise after your loved one has been gone during the school year. Depending on your situation, you may not be able to see your college student frequently [...]
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When Food Can’t Fill the Void: Processing Summer Boredom Without Food

Woman with balloons Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope For many individuals, summer time can bring long periods of boredom or stretches of more down time than one knows what to do with. This might be due to various reasons, such as breaks from a normal school [...]
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Summer Camps and Meal Plans: Making Recovery Work

Summer camp Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Following a meal plan is often an important aspect of eating disorder recovery. This tool can provide the much-needed structure to ensure that you or the person you care for is getting consistent and adequate nutrition intake on [...]
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College Students: Eating Disorder Treatment Options During Summer Vacation

Woman on beach suffering from the Recurrence of Anorexia Contributed by Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope College is a wonderful time of learning, exploration, experiencing new adventures, and gaining more autonomy and independence. For the college student in recovery, establishing a firm plan for treatment is essential for maintaining progress, and any lapses in structure could [...]
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Volunteer Possibilities in the Eating Disorder Community During the Summer

Holding hands Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope With summer in full swing, you may be settling into a new routine for the season that includes some work, school, relaxing, traveling, and more. Whether you have been directly impacted by an eating disorder or not, you [...]
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Beaches and Vacations – Feeling Body Comfortable and Confident

Lady on vacation struggling with body image Summertime is a season for resting, traveling, vacationing, exploring – taking a break from the normal routine of work and school. Whether vacationing by the pool or beachside, there are countless ways to enjoy the summer months. However, for someone who may be recovering from an eating disorder, or for a person who might be struggling [...]
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Maintaining a Meal Plan for Recovery During Summer Vacation

Woman with meal plans Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope One of the most important tools in the recovery process is a meal plan. Maintaining consistent nutrition is essential to recovery, whether from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. A meal plan also helps provide the much needed [...]
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