Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

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When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along? It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have […]

Identifying Hungers: A Tool In Recovery & Living!

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This article is one of the best I have ever read about mindful eating. Understanding, recognizing and honoring the “seven hungers” is a fascinating and exceptional approach to learning about our relationship to food and hunger. Read on; I think you will agree. “Clocks and programs cannot tell you when you’re hungry, but your body […]

5 Eating Disorder Warning Signs in College Freshmen

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This blog post is adapted from an original blog post here:  Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as they Return for Winter Break, originally posted Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 11:45 PM by user rhcsg’s Place at Parents.com The first semester of college can be a huge transition for most young adults.  Often they are going […]

How We Incorporate Yoga and Meditation in Eating Disorder Recovery

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In conjunction with traditional psychotherapy and medical nutrition therapy, here is how yoga and meditation is intertwined in your healing process: The Eight Limbs of Yoga or Eight Fold Path The first book to systematize the practice of yoga was the classic treatise the Yoga Sutras (or Aphorisms) of Patanjali dating from 200 B.C. The […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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What will be your story now today its something far inside hurts your body close your eyes and i’ll bring you back to here you are my own sinking ship Cause everyday the current shifts – Good Ole War, My Sinking Ship Sometimes I can’t find the words to describe my inner rants when I […]

Eating Disorders: When Is it Time to Seek Help?

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By: Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS My hope is that my posts to date have emphasized at least two things about eating disorders: They’re complex mental illnesses with biological, psychological and social implications for an individual’s health and wellness; and because of this complexity, they tend to be the deadliest mental illnesses. Taken together, […]

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders – Mother & Daughter Reunions: The Holidays

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Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders (A series of articles dedicated to nurturance) How do a mother’s own attitudes toward herself get passed to her children? Girls naturally identify with their mothers and this identification can become disturbed when a mother acts in ways that are destructive and lack self respect. When the issue is specific […]

Fed Up!

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Are you tired of thinking about food let alone talking about food and it’s focus in your life? I can imagine that you feel fed up, both physically and mentally. This may be because your story is masked by the over emphasis on food in your life. This statement is not meant to minimize the […]

10 Lessons Learned in Recovery

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My eating disorder took a lot away from me. It took away my friends and family, my desire to live, my dreams and hopes for the future and even started to take away myself physically and mentally. It consumed me in any way imaginable. When I finally hit bottom I learned that I had two […]

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

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This week I was in my local branch of Boots (for US readers, Boots is a chemist’s that sells really delicious lunch foods) queuing to pay for some divine bubble bath when I overheard a conversation between two people in front of me. The guy (super camp, very thin and tall, clearly very into his […]