Eating disorders slip past many primary care doctors’ radars, even when people take the initiative to seek help. i.e. A doctor once said to me (when I sought help for my Ed): “You don’t look like you have an eating disorder.” If you have a story to tell and are a woman ages 20-35 (ideally), please email Hilary directly at hastout@gmail.com. Thanks! Jenni  

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When clients begin treatment with me, they often discover and bemoan the fact that simply working on their eating difficulties isn’t enough. If you’re like them, it may be hard to accept how many other aspects of your life need fixing to become a “normal” eater. The truth is, the quicker you begin remedying and resolving other issues and learn the life skills you need, the quicker you’ll improve your relationship with food.

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Yesterday I was driving and listening to a show on National Public Radio featuring a popular chef. Of course, the talk was all about Thanksgiving foods—recipes, marketing, meal preparation, and table presentation. I was stunned when the interviewee commented that “Food is what Thanksgiving is all about,” and even more astounded when the host agreed with her.

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Closets and clothes- oh the struggles we have faced!  When nothing fits or feels right, when clothes can spill out of drawers, hangers rest bare, and all the fashionable items we own have been tried on and lay in piles on the floor.  Most women can relate to the occasional feeling that nothing but nothing fits right, and some fundamental ugliness pervades. But this can be a daily fight for those with eating disorders or…

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Many disregulated eaters who strive to eat “normally” can’t sustain their behavior over the long haul. In order to change for good, you have to perform a new behavior more often than an old one, but many troubled eaters have difficulty practicing “normal” eating for a long enough period of time to make real progress. They do it for a while, stop, try again, stop, etc. The culprits once again: all-or-nothing and victim-mode thinking.

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