Recovery

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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The Effects of Starvation on the Skin and Nails

Malnutrition and starvation wreak havoc on a person’s skin and fingernails. As the human body channels its limited nutritional resources towards more essential parts of the body, such as the organs, less nutrients are deployed to other parts and it results in undernourishment and changes. When there are changes in the hair and fingernails, it …

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Asking for Help

People with anorexia or bulimia will often hear their inner voice telling them they’ll never be happy until they shed those last ten pounds. However, happiness and a good sense of self-worth are not measured by how a person looks, but only come from loving oneself for who you really are. Whatever a person’s age …

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Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

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