Tag Archives: Triggers

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

Woman in hat 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 your well-being and freedom from your eating disorder. Dietitians are an essential part of the [...]
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Don’t Have a Treatment Team? Work on Relapse Prevention Now

Woman with flower by a fence 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 a treatment team, but not impossible to do on your own. The goal of treatment [...]
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Self-Care & The Holidays: Relapse Prevention Importance

Woman holding lights 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 the holiday season. Understand Your Limits Understand your limits during the holiday season [1]. This [...]
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Holiday Relapse Prevention: What to Do if You Start to Slip

Holiday season in the snow Relapse prevention is essential during the holidays when in recovery from an eating disorder. There are various signs to look for when you believe that you might be starting to slip. Share With Others When going to holiday family gatherings, or meeting up with friends, it is essential to share your triggers and needs with [...]
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Honoring Your Meal Plan During the Holiday Season

Woman struggling with eating disorder Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation The holiday season can be simultaneously joyful and unbelievably stressful, especially for those in recovery from an eating disorder. Besides the pressure of “performing” your recovery for family and friends, there is the pure emotional [...]
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Thanksgiving Triggers and Living with Binge Eating Disorder

Woman working on Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia Thanksgiving is intended to be a time of thankfulness and relaxation.  For the 3.5% of women, and 2% of men, that experience Binge Eating Disorder (BED), it can also be a time of turmoil and anxiety [1].  Triggers seem unavoidable during a time of year that centers on food and social gatherings. Knowing what triggers to expect [...]
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When Cultures and Customs Are Triggering My Eating Disorder

Sunset in Australia In many cultures, customs and traditions are fundamental, creating a sense of purpose and unity among groups of people. These customs and traditions will vary depending on the culture, as well as the values and belief systems that a group of people may have and/or follow.  For many cultures, religion plays an important role in [...]
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Working in the Food Industry with an Eating Disorder

Chef Cooking At A Restaurant Individuals with eating disorders often develop an obsession with food, including meal preparation and cooking for others, leading many to pursue careers in the culinary arts. Others might seek entry-level jobs in food service out of convenience, including positions as greeters, servers, or bussers. Alternatively, some of you might dislike the idea of working so [...]
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