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Overeating: What if My Brain Loves to Eat?

October 20, 2017

We’ve all been there – you find something you enjoy eating and, next thing you know, you’ve devoured it until you’re uncomfortably over-stuffed. It seems obvious that this behavior likely occurs because we love the food we’re eating so much. […]

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Woman who eats vegan holding an avacado

When Veganism and ED Symptoms Overlap: Is It Disordered?

October 14, 2017

Veganism is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle, with prevalence more than doubling in 3 years from 1% of the US population to 2.5% as of 2013 [1]. As with anything heavily focused on food, it is important to discuss the […]

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Woman struggling with eating disorders and shame

The Many Different Roles of Shame in Eating Disorders

October 12, 2017

Shame is generally viewed as an emotion of self-comparison. As Theodore Roosevelt famously stated, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” and this is certainly true of shame as well. More broadly defined, shame “involves a fear or expectation of eliciting […]

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Woman smelling a flower considering treatment programs

The Difference Between IOP and PHP Eating Disorder Programs

October 11, 2017

Knowing which treatment level is right for you means knowing the different level options at treatment centers.  Intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) are different options from which a person can choose.  Goals can vary by program, but typically goals […]

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Woman laying in grass, struggling with chewing and spitting disorder

Chewing and Spitting – Do I have an Eating Disorder?

October 11, 2017

In the realm of eating disorders, there are many behaviors that, while troublesome and harmful, may not be viewed as a disorder because they have no DSM diagnosis. However, one study points out that “eating disorders are characterized by abnormal […]

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Woman struggling with an eating disorder in a restaurant

What to Expect During Restaurant Outings in ED Treatment

October 9, 2017

So, you’ve been in eating disorder treatment for what feels like forever! You’ve found your own voice, reignited your passion for life, and are steadily moving closer to recovery each day. Your treatment team suggests that the time is right […]

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Woman by the lake with Bulimia Nervosa

How to Break the Binge-Purge Cycle of Bulimia Nervosa

October 8, 2017

When a person is struggling with the cycle of binging and purging it can be difficult to break. Often some tools will work for a bit, and then the individual will return to the same behaviors. Knowing How to Break […]

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Community of eating disorder sufferers

How Can I Make the Eating Disorder Community More Inclusive?

October 5, 2017

Eating disorder sufferers often face excruciating circumstances before connecting to treatment. Sadly, many of the stereotypes and stigmas about eating disorders make it difficult for those dealing with eating disorders to come forward about their struggles and ask for the […]

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Woman utilizing intuitive eating

Intuitive Eating: Connecting With Your Hunger and Fullness

October 3, 2017

For anyone who has struggled with an eating disorder, whether it be anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or any other form of disordered eating, there is no question how abnormal eating destroys your ability to listen to and […]

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Woman struggling with clean eating

Seeking Eating Disorder Treatment as a Domestic Violence Survivor

October 2, 2017

Sadly, countless men, women and children are victims of domestic violence, both across our nation and around the world. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men experience intimate partner physical […]

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