I remember when I used to fear Halloween—not because of spooky ghosts and goblins, but because of what I thought of as the terrifying temptation of candy. This fear began in adolescence and continued until I was well into my journey to “normal” eating. Here are some new findings on eating candy, which may help you be less afraid this Halloween.
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- Why Feeling Cold Can Be a Dangerous Sign in Anorexia Nervosa Happy Monday friends! Once again, I’m going to discuss a topic that can help you combat the “I’m Fine Syndrome” – a term we at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders use to explain when a patient is in denial about the severity of his or her eating disorder. The subject is temperature regulation, and this one isn’t about life-threatening medical complications so much as it is about knowing your body when you’re in your disorder so that you can use good objective evidence of body suffering with your wise mind in order to combat the mean lies and distortions ... 271 views
Body image problems still plague many who have recovered from an eating disorder. Books can help. We share our favorites, please share yours.
Several readers of this blog have asked me to talk about how to encourage someone, who needs to, to “gain” weight. Talk about the benefits and say regain or restore weight.
At the past Lobby Day sponsored by the Eating Disorders Coalition, we were encouraged on multiple occasions to "speak our truth." I found this phrase endearing. As people who may not have naturally honed the skills needed to be assertive, encouraging the telling of our stories is simply an empowering process. In speaking our truth, you tell things the way that you feel them, uncensored. "Voices not bodies," is a refrain that has been…
I love this quote and don't think it really needs an explanation. Wishing everyone a free flowing day, week and month. "Everything that comes to us comes to pass or, more accurately, for us to pass on. Not just the money in our pocket, but wisdom, objects, ideas, even opportunities, all come to us, so that, at the right moment, we can pass them on. This is called flow. Being in the flow means…