There are numerous safety and avoidant behaviors that plague those with active eating disorders and body checking is a common, invasive and life-limiting example. Body checking doesn't just disappear as you enter recovery and it often worsens. So what are you supposed to do?
Acne is a common symptom in recovery. Equally common is the recommendation to treat the condition with dietary restriction. That's not scientifically sound and it's dangerous for those with eating disorders. What do you do instead?
Confused about intuitive eating? Not sure why people with eating disorders can't eat intuitively? Then this post may help clear up some misconceptions.
"Hey you've put on some weight, you look great!" And other terror-inducing comments you face in recovery. A lot.
The importance of resting along with re-feeding and brain re-training (psychoeducational support) in recovery from an eating disorder is hard to reinforce when jobs and childcare are on your "to-do" lists.
A thought experiment to highlight how our current culture might be both increasing the prevalence and severity of eating disorders in our society.
Facing a relapse of an eating disorder and currently in university? Here are some things to consider if you're planning a recovery effort to get to remission.
Some suggestions for navigating misguided fattist concepts in medical care so as to protect your recovery effort from an eating disorder.
Mirrors, misery and meltdowns: clothes shopping in recovery from eating disorders.
When purging looms there are a few techniques you can use to help to keep your progress towards remission on track.
Stepping on a scale for those with eating disorders is a fast track to relapse more often than not. But it's not a fear that needs attention when you are in recovery.
Therapy can be a valuable tool for pain management. Really. But that doesn't mean that your doctor can't help and it's possible to enlist her genuine support.
Acid reflux, stomach pain, burning esophagus, nausea and retching are all tough and not uncommon symptoms in recovery from an eating disorder. When you want some relief and feel your doctor doesn't hear you...
Why it's not okay to be a self-directed fattist.
More details on how the Homeodynamic Recovery Method came to be and how this treatment approach for adults closely matches the equivalent evidence-based treatment approach developed for children and adolescents.
How does one develop boundaries that accept personal responsibility all while avoiding taking on other people's problems?
How thoughts, feelings, behaviors and Quantum Zeno Effect relate to brain re-training for getting to full remission from an eating disorder.
In this post I look at the act of trying to improve the health outcomes of a chronic condition with healthy foods and supplements.
Update: this campaign was successful in lobbying Apple to allow users to turn off step counting on iOS/8. Broader topics of being monitored & the lack of science to support these health tracking devices in this post too.
Snarfing is to eat quickly. What about when you are snarfing your food so fast you risk choking and the emotional timbre is one of feeling monstrously out-of-control? Where’s the flight/fight/freeze reaction in those cases? Isn’t that just binge eating disorder?...