The reality of gaining weight despite calorie restriction is dogmatically put down to a lack of control and not adequately ensuring the calorie restriction is consistently in place. Trouble is, the science thoroughly disproves that dogma.
I will not be able to address all the facets of this topic completely, but I must touch on them in some way because nothing is more difficult to navigate than the presence of both identifiable symptoms due to food intake and an anxiety disorder...
As with the ever-present fear that the metabolism “is broken” many in recovery experience the disconnections between hunger, physical fullness and emotional satiation and worry that the entire energy balance system is “broken” as well.
Some facets of eating disorder-driven behaviors are more socially reinforced than others and exercise is certainly perceived as a life-affirming, stress-relieving behavior that can have no down side.
Part 1 of Phases of Recovery looks at what an eating disorder is, how it's identified and what the prognosis and outcomes are.
Part 2 of Phases of Recovery providing you with some information on how to determine when an eating disorder is present.
In part 3 of Phases of Recovery we review some risks, misdiagnoses and possible complications associated with the recovery process.
Part 4 of the Phases of Recovery looks at the calorie intake guidelines in some depth and discusses the necessity of restorative eating.
The Homeodynamic Recovery Method (HDRM) comprises four phases toward remission of an eating disorder: initial re-feeding, the neither/nor phase, the must-be-done-by-now phase, and the high-risk final phase.
Water retention. Massive water retention. Water retention that hurts. Water retention that aches. Water retention that makes you look pregnant...
Extreme hunger is a common experience for almost everyone undergoing recovery from any kind of eating disorder. Next to the presence of edema (water retention), extreme hunger is one of the most anxiety-provoking elements of recovery.