Thursday, September 18, 2014

Use Inspirational Quotes as Recovery Tools

“Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” – Dan Zadra Sometimes you feel lost or stuck in your recovery work. Your eating disorder spreads a heavy mist over your feelings, your thoughts and your daily activities.  Your usual “go to” places and people that bring you support seem unavailable or unappealing. […]

Why Weighing Yourself Makes You Crazy

It’s crazy when we’re attached to a particular weight and achieving or not achieving it colors our mood. I know there are people who weigh themselves and who don’t think much about the number on the scale, but for those of you who’ve spent much of your life dieting and obsessing about weight, it’s a […]

From Diet To Disorder: How To Tell When You’ve Crossed The Line

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo. With the recent press surrounding The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson’s dramatic weight loss we felt it was appropriate to share the article When It’s No Longer a Diet by Laura Cipullo, RD CDE CEDRD CDN. What starts as a simple effort to lose weight can become a catastrophe if you are […]

How Long Does It Take to Form A Habit?

When you’re trying to learn new behavior, how long do you give yourself? Do you expect to become habituated after a few tries or do you believe it’ll take such a long time that you give up in despair before you even start? Here’s what one scientific study has to say about habit formation. Most […]

Untangling the eating disorder web

I reflect back to when I was younger and I remember talking with my friends, laughing over music, movies, actors we had crushes on and I remember how much of my childhood was focused on friendships and having fun. I now think about times today and it baffles me how much the focus and conversations […]

How Can I Help My Child with an Eating Disorder?

Graciously re-posted courtesy of http://allisonjupiter.com/can-help-child-eating-disorder/ How Can I Help My Child with an Eating Disorder? By Allison Jupiter, Vice President for iaedp NY www.iaedpNY.com Many times I receive phone calls from parents worried about their child with an eating disorder.  They are often calling to make an appointment for their son or daughter, but are […]

Health versus Weight Focus

Oddly, many of you are more disturbed by how you look than about the questionable or poor state of your health due to excessive unhealthy eating. While over-focusing on what you and others think of your size, you under-focus on how large quantities of non-nutritious food affects your body, which is the opposite way to […]

Contrary to Popular Belief – Men, Also Suffer from Eating Disorders

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.lauracipullollc.com. Many people believe that the majority of individuals with eating disorders are female. However, recent studies are showing that this is not the case. Males, also, suffer from eating disorders. In fact, the amount of men facing an eating disorder may surprise you. The National Institute of Mental Health has […]

Duh and Re-duh

It’s very common as you’re learning new behaviors to make the same “errors” around food repeatedly. It doesn’t mean you’re stupid. It simply takes a good deal of practice for the brain to rewire. Not being hard on yourself in the process will help you learn faster. I call this repetition of learning experiences duh […]

Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Plate

Graciously re-posted from www.psychologytoday.com/blog/eating-mindfully While visiting Boston for a recent symposium on food addiction, I stayed overnight at a quaint bed and breakfast that offered homemade snacks in the evening. After checking in, my colleague and I ventured down to see what they were offering. I mindfully looked at the cookies on display. After seeing […]

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