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How Body Image Issues Lead to Eating Disorders

Your body image is the way you view your physical self. When you struggle with body image issues, you do not see yourself as others do. In fact, you do not see yourself as you actually are. This can make you strive for ideals that do not balance with reality. How Body Image Issues Begin

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How to Redefine Your Relationship with Food

There are many ways people use food to cope with stress or difficult emotions. Some may eat as a way of dealing with sadness, while others might do it to manage their anger or anxiety. To redefine your relationship with food, it is important to identify why you use food in such a way and

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How to Stop the Binge-Purge Cycle of Bulimia Nervosa

The binge-purge cycle of bulimia nervosa consists of behaviors, thoughts, & emotions. It is a cycle of intense shame for those struggling and can be a source of confusion for loved ones as to why the individual doesn’t “just stop.” The cycle is repetitive and individuals suffering from bulimia will often find it impossible to

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New Year’s Resolutions That Support Recovery

As the near year begins, many people turn to the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. Given the challenges of the last two years, it is safe to say that many are hoping to establish resolutions that will bring about happiness in the coming months. It is common for resolutions to focus on exercise, dieting,

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How to Enjoy Family Gatherings and Potlucks without a Relapse

The holidays are upon us, and with the holiday season often comes a run of family gatherings and potluck meals. While getting together with friends and loved ones is something many look forward to each year, for someone in recovery from disordered eating, the events of the holiday season can quickly lead to stress and

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Holiday Hints to Remain Body Positive

We are entering that joyous time of year; the winter holidays! For many, this season is a precious time centered around family, friends, gifts, and traditions. It is a time to slow down and reflect as the evening arrives earlier and the cool air invites us inside. We swaddle ourselves in cozy clothes, sit by

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Understanding the Physical Effects of ARFID

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the three most common types of disordered eating behaviors. They no longer make up the entirety of eating disorder diagnoses, though, as researchers gain a deeper understanding of these conditions. There are a few more eating disorders than these main three. Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder

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Rebuilding Your Relationship With Food in Eating Disorder Recovery

Nutrition is a foundational building block of physical and mental well-being for everyone. The foods you eat have a direct correlation to how you feel both physically and mentally. In eating disorder recovery, food is medicine. We have to feed the body to heal. It’s not so simple when you struggle with an eating disorder,

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Making Recovery Priority As You Head Back School

Back to school season is in full swing and that comes with a whole range of stresses. Finding all the right classrooms, knowing where your locker is, and making sure you can complete all your assignments can lead to a busy first few weeks of school. Trying to shake off the summer relaxation and get

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Why Mental and Emotional Health Is Important to Recovery

Maintaining eating disorder recovery is no easy feat. Eating disorders are chronic, progressive conditions that affect every aspect of your wellbeing. Your recovery depends on your ability to continue working on yourself even after learning to manage your most pressing symptoms. Eating disorders are often thought of as physical disorders. Food is a necessary part

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How To Avoid the Temptation of the Fad Diet

How often do you fall into the tempting trap of fad diets? Summer seems to be the time that most of the fad diets come out of the woodworks. Each one promises to help you shed that last 10 pounds you want to get off so you can get into the best shape of your

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