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Eating Disorder Recovery Programs: Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Treatment

Recovering from an eating disorder is an extremely difficult, lifelong process. Choosing the right recovery program is crucial to your success in staying healthy once you’ve overcome one of these dangerous, debilitating disorders. There are several treatment options available, including inpatient and outpatient programs. Understanding the difference between these two types of recovery programs will …

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Why You Should Keep A Diary Of Eating Behaviors

The idea of keeping a “food journal” is nothing new – dieters have been using this tactic for years, as research suggests it can help with making better food choices and long-term weight management. For individuals with eating disorders, however, keeping a food diary to track eating behaviors can be helpful for other reasons. Here …

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What Are The Dangers Of Obsessive Dieting?

Wanting to lose a few pounds is a normal goal for many people – but at what point does dieting become obsessive? Moreover, what are the dangers associated with these types of behaviors? Whether you’re cutting calories, going on crash diets or “cleansing” the pounds away, it’s important to be aware of potential risks – …

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Vegetarianism And Weight Loss

There are a number of vegetarian diets and variations, some of which can contribute to healthful weight loss. The most strict type of vegetarianism is veganism, which excludes meat and dairy products. Similarly, other types of vegetarianism allow fish or even chicken. The route you choose depends on your tastes and preferences. You should also …

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Start An Eating Disorder Support Group

In addition to individual counseling sessions, eating disorder support groups can be a valuable resource for those in recovery from anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorders. In order to start your own eating disorder support group, be aware that you should have some level of professional training — or access to someone who does — …

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Six Healthfully Fatty Foods That Can Keep You At A Healthy Weight

Someone who is recovering from an eating disorder may have difficulty recalling healthful eating habits and gaining back lost weight. Here is a list of six healthfully fatty foods that can aid in weight gain during recovery. Whole Milk Because the fat is left in whole milk, it contains 60 more calories than skim milk. …

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Losing Weight After An Eating Disorder

So you’ve overcome an eating disorder? Congratulations! But how do you navigate weight after you’ve recovered from something like bulimia or anorexia? Though it can be difficult, there are a few ways to approach the problem. Redefine Success What does success mean in terms of weight loss? Instead of refraining from eating or over-exercising, as …

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Importance Of Support Groups

For someone facing a major eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, support groups can be an important part of the treatment process. While a support group can help a person better cope with his or her particular eating disorder, support groups should not replace standard medical care with a doctor or …

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Hypermetabolism And Recovery

Hypermetabolism is characterized by an increase in the body’s basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which the body uses energy while at rest. The basal metabolic rate controls functions like breathing and maintaining warmth. When the basal metabolic rate increases, weight loss can sometimes occur. What Causes Hypermetabolism? Hypermetabolism usually occurs when the body …

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Gaining Weight After Anorexia: What To Expect

Gaining weight is arguably the most difficult part of recovering from anorexia nervosa, but it is also the most important. Your starving body needs the nutrients food provides in order to function properly and keep you alive. Increasing the amount of food you consume can cause various physical and psychological changes. Emily Troscianko, anorexia survivor …

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