For those of us who never receive treatment for our eating disorders, there are still several ways to help ourselves.
Here are 5 key methods of support treatment programs offer and how you can mimic this support at home either in lieu of treatment, or once discharged:
I asked women (no men happened to respond) with eating disorders/in recovery what they wanted future dietitians to know about working with clients with eating disorders. The following list is also helpful for nurses, doctors, therapists, teachers, fitness instructors, and anyone else who will ever work with clients/individuals with eating disorders.
It’s a simple fact of life that our weight will not remain exactly the same over the course of our lives. Your birth weight of 6 lbs 9 oz (fun fact: that’s my birth weight) just isn’t going to cut it as you grow into your adult height. However, just because our weight changes at certain times during life, it doesn’t mean the changes are easy to deal with.
After a binge I’m sure the last thing in the world you’re going to believe is that life will actually go on. Even if you do nothing to “correct” for the food you just consumed, the world will actually continue to turn.
In recovery from any kind of illness, of course it’s natural to fear relapse. However, with mental illnesses, relapse doesn’t just happen. If you’ve been doing the work to maintain your recovery, you’re not just going to relapse overnight. Sure, you might have lapses, slips, episodes, behaviors, etc. […]
Sometimes we push ourselves to keep at certain things just because we don’t want to be seen as “quitters”. But guess what, that’s not a good enough reason to stick with something that makes us unhappy or is physically or psychologically damaging. Become a quitter today! Think of […]