Meal Planning-Is It For You?

As many of you have realized by now, I am a strong advocate for the benefits of meal planning as a part of recovery from an eating disorder. I want to briefly share what I consider to be the benefits, for both those who are struggling with anorexia or bulimiia. For a person who has …

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Today, I will try to feed myself when I am hungry. Today, I will try to be attentive to how foods taste and make me feel. Today, I will try to choose foods that I like and that make me feel good. Today, I will try to honor my body’s signals of fullness. Today, I …

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Letter To Friends About Supporting Your Health

To My Friends and Family: I understand that you care about me and that you are concerned about my health and well-being. I’ve learned a lot about issues related to weight, and I’ve come to believe that I can be healthy and happy at my current weight. I have also learned, both from personal experience …

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Imagine A Woman

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life. Imagine a woman who believes she is good. A woman who trusts and respects herself. Who listens to …

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I Survived: A Story Of Recovery

While in the hospital I caught a glimpse of my life passing before my eyes, of the time I couldn’t get back, of the friends I had lost, of the years I spent in hospitals and I finally realized that I had to take action if I wanted to stop anorexia from taking my life. …

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How To Support Someone In Recovery

This is a touchy issue. So many different issues are represented by an eating disorder that you must approach this issue with great care. Someone who is recoverying from an eating disorder may be very resistant to advice, suggestions, or even a simple act of support such as a card or an email. It very …

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Giving Eating Disorder Recovery A Helping Hand

Eating disorders are a health hazard that can be fatal. Eating disorders should be treated as soon as they are detected. The treatment must be both for the emotional and physical state of the patient. Eating disorders are the result of a disturbed mind. This is why the patient should be treated in a loving …

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Getting Past It

Sometimes the best way to get over something is to have help when getting through it. This help can come from anywhere. For good measure, you should try to surround yourself with people that you know support you and make you feel good. Surrounding yourself with the very people who except you for who you …

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Freedom Beads Sold To Provide Eating Disorder Treatment

Junior Erika Giannelli makes and sells bracelets of colorful wooden, glass and plastic beads to raise awareness of eating disorders. She calls her bracelets “Freedom Beads” and the proceeds of her project benefit the Renfrew Center, a residential eating disorder treatment facility in Philadelphia. So far, the project has raised almost $1,700. Having struggled with …

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Failures And Successes

I failed. Again. After months of success, months of recovery, it didn’t take much. A few words. Well-intentioned, even. But enough. Enough to make me question and doubt my abilities and motives. And yet. It wasn’t a complete loss. A complete loss would have meant continuing down that path. To say – “Fuck it – …

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