Using Yoga To Recover From An Eating Disorder

For years, yoga practitioners have touted the benefits of enhanced mind-body connection. And now, the Psychology of Women Quarterly reports that yoga is associated with fewer symptoms of eating disorders than other, more traditional forms of exercise. Relief from Over Exercise Many people engaging in over exercise behaviors initially discount yoga because it does not …

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Three Simple Ways To Cool And Calm The Mind And Body

We may have no more intimate relationship than with the air we breathe. When our breathing speeds up or slows down, becomes shallow or deep, our thoughts and nervous system are immediately affected. To reduce stress and calm the mind, it helps to notice our breath and slow it down. Sometimes taking two or three …

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The Importance Of Nutritional Therapy For Recovery

Nutrition therapy is a key component of eating disorder treatment and your recovery process. Although you may feel overwhelmed by the array of treatments available to help you recover, you should not think twice about making nutritional therapy part of your treatment. This type of therapy can help you regain control over your eating habits …

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Teach Yourself How To Exercise Healthily During Recovery

With swimsuit season getting closer and the climate getting hotter, starting an exercise routine will be on many people’s minds. However, if you are recovering from an eating disorder, starting a workout regimen can be harder than for most. Many people who suffer from eating disorders abuse exercise as a method for weight loss and …

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Recovering From An Eating Disorder: What To Expect

Each person is unique, yet we all have much in common. The same may be said about recovery from an eating disorder. Each individual journey is unique and yet all are similar. In the book 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder, authors Carolyn Costin and Gwen Grabb outline the similarities. They found that …

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Recipe For Recovery: Try A Light And Nutritious Salad

To establish healthy eating habits, consider experimenting with light but nutrient-substantial salads. Eating them gives the body necessary vitamins, protein and minerals without causing an uncomfortable full or “stuffed” feeling. It is also easy to make enough salad for more than one meal – a convenient plus. Here is a recipe you can tailor to …

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Recipe For Health: Tips On How To Start A Healthy Recovery Diet Plan

When you are recovering from an eating disorder, finding the right diet plan can be difficult. The decision-making process can be very overwhelming and can cause anxiety about how much to eat, when to eat and what to eat. Lori Lieberman, a dietitian and eating disorder counselor, remarks that when trying to recover: We need …

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Learn To Break The Binge/Purge Cycle

Those who suffer from bulimia struggle with trying to break the binge-and-purge cycle they encounter when under stress. This cycle occurs when thoughts and emotions overwhelm a person and can lead to behaviors that can seem impossible to stop. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stop the cycle before it spirals out of …

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Kindness Vs. Self-Flagellation: How To Address Eating Disorder Recovery

Being hard on yourself when you binge or purge may seem like the best way to keep yourself on track with recovery, but current research suggests that kindness is more successful than self-flagellation. Many women worry that the only thing keeping them motivated in recovery is the harsh self-talk and perfectionism with which they are …

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