Log onto the internet and you’ll find hundreds of websites in many languages dedicated to eating disorder recovery. The problem? For every site focused on recovery, there are equally as many focused on “pro-ana” or “pro-mia” content, encouraging those with anorexia or bulimia to continue using eating disorder behaviors. Pro-ana and pro-mia websites have existed […]
Recovering from anorexia will take many months and can even take years. Backsliding, slips and relapse often occur. Relearning how to eat normally and how to cope with everyday problems takes a long time and will usually require a lot of support, whether from family, friends, professionals, or all three. Those in recovery from eating […]
What if someone told you that you could drastically improve the symptoms of your eating disorder simply by learning to be more mindful of the world around you? Mindfulness plays an important role in eating disorder recovery, which you’ll learn more about by reading this blog post.
Sadly, many of us have known someone who is dependent on drugs or alcohol — a condition known as substance abuse. Substance abuse and eating disorders may not seem all that alike, but they often occur together. Previously, we’ve talked about drunkorexia — an eating disorder where people, often college-aged women, restrict caloric intake and/or […]
If you or someone you love has suffered from an eating disorder, you might be familiar with fasting. Or you may be familiar with the idea of going for an extended period of time without eating. Or, you may be familiar with the newest diet trend, intermittent fasting, which encourages disordered eating patterns by encouraging […]
Those who have experienced trauma in their lives are much more likely to go on to develop an eating disorder when compared to those who have never had a similarly traumatic experience. That trauma may be either a single catastrophic event or it could involve many small yet distressing events. It can be hard to […]
Do you struggle with an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa? Then you are not alone. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders, at least 30 million people in the United States alone suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders are serious medical conditions that warrant seeking treatment right […]
If you suffer from the eating disorder known as bulimia nervosa, you may also struggle with binging and purging, or making yourself throw up or abusing laxatives or diuretics to compensate for large amounts of food consumed rapidly in a short period of time. Or, you may have a form of eating disorder not otherwise […]