Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

May 13, 2022
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Giving Yourself Grace

Disappointment is a part of the recovery process. In fact, it is a BIG part of it. How to handle it when you disappoint yourself, others; when you make a mistake, big or small; when you try something and you fail; when you don’t reach the often stratospherically high standards you set for yourself. We can read blog after blog about self-compassion, but sometimes, it is much easier said than done. But if we don’t…
March 24, 2022
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Pregnancy and Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know

Pregnancy brings new demands and changes to a person’s body – it’s necessary to get the right amount of caloric intake, vitamins, and minerals to remain healthy and ensure the fetus is developing. Prenatal care is highly specialized, and nutritionists have developed detailed eating plans for pregnancy to match these requirements. Unfortunately, many eating disorders bring nutritional imbalances and a lack of adequate caloric intake, causing several health problems to arise and possibly endangering the…
March 18, 2022
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ARFID: Finding Treatment That Works

“It’s a phase.” “They’ll outgrow it.” “If they get hungry enough, they’ll eat.” Parents and caregivers of those who struggle with ARFID know these statements all too well. Unfortunately, these statements do not accurately describe the everyday struggle facing these individuals. Worse, they can lead to misdiagnosis and delay in treatment, which can increase the potential for medical complications. These words of presumed assurance are not intending harm and instead are often well-meaning attempts to…
March 15, 2022
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The Healing Potential of Art Therapy

Art therapy is an integrative mental health field that is often used in the treatment of eating disorders. While traditional “talk therapy” treatment approaches typically involve sitting and talking about experiences and feelings, experiential therapies are not limited to verbal processing. Many individuals that struggle with eating disorders can find it difficult to use words to describe how they’re feeling, but are able to identify and express feelings through the kinesthetic experience of art making.…
March 02, 2022
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Take Action on New Guidelines Released by The Academy

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has recently released “Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Interventions for Adult Overweight and Obesity Treatment: An Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline”. These clinical practice guidelines are meant to guide registered dietitian nutritionists to best practices to improve health outcomes based on current research that has been rigorously tested and reviewed. In addition, guidelines should also aim to minimize harm, especially if research is inconclusive or conflicting.…
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