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How to Avoid a Binge During Halloween Season

How to Avoid a Binge During Halloween Season

Halloween can make it hard to avoid a binge. Get tips on how to get through the holiday without eating disorder behaviors. It's possible to avoid a binge. Halloween can make it extremely difficult to avoid a binge while dealing with binge eating disorder. This celebration is centered on a food which can, for many, be triggering: candy. However, it’s absolutely possible to avoid a binge during this time. Let’s enjoy this spooky, spirit-filled time without all the food worries this year.

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Focus on Learning After a Bingeing Relapse, Not Guilt

Focus on Learning After a Bingeing Relapse, Not Guilt

Bingeing relapses made me feel like a failure, as if I would never recover. But I'm not a failure, and neither are you. Learn how to reframe a bingeing relapse.

For 20 years, every bingeing relapse caused me so much guilt, I returned to binge eating. Until recently, I considered every bingeing relapse a disaster and myself as a failure that would never get better. Binge eating is one of the most difficult aspects of my life to discuss because I feel guilty that there are hungry people and I overeat. I also feel ashamed that I allow myself to lose control like this, so when I have a bingeing relapse, all of these emotions intensify. It was not until I stopped thinking in terms of success and failure that I began making progress, and I’d like to share ways I have retrained my brain to navigate my recovery and learn from a bingeing relapse.

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The Eating Disorder Treatment Experience

The Eating Disorder Treatment Experience

My eating disorder treatment experience is an extensive, positive one. Here are things to remember when choosing your experience in eating disorder treatment. My eating disorder treatment experience was a crucial part on my road to abstaining from eating disorder behaviors. Over the years, I have been through many types of treatment programs and have had many different experiences with them all. I hope through reading this you are able to gain insight into what the treatment experience for eating disorders is like.

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Essential Steps to Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Essential Steps to Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

There are essential steps I took to recover from binge eating disorder. Without these recovery steps, I'd still be in a dark spot. See what I did to be healthy.

I often missed the essential steps to binge eating disorder recovery because, when I binged, I felt overwhelmed with shame, guilt, and sadness. It did not occur to me there may be more below the surface. I attributed overeating to lack of self-control and used it as a way to berate myself for days on end. But when I started journaling, I began to see in black and white how I spoke to myself, my mood instability, and how much pain I was in without even acknowledging it. Because of journaling, I uncovered three essential steps to binge eating disorder recovery.

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Introduction to Daina Frame, Author of ‘Binge Eating Recovery’

Introduction to Daina Frame, Author of ‘Binge Eating Recovery’

Daina Frame, new author of "Binge Eating Recovery" blog, talks about her struggles with eating disorders and how she's recovering from binge eating disorder.I’m Daina Frame, and I’m excited to join HealthyPlace and Binge Eating Recovery to write about my recovery with eating disorders. I am 34 years old, and I have struggled with eating disorders for almost 20 years. I only began talking about my disorders a year ago. Until then, I hid everything from everyone I know. I had always feared being honest about binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia. I was ashamed and scared to talk about the truth. While I have been able to stop purging and restricting, I still am working through binge eating disorder. In addition to eating disorders, I am in the process of recovery for bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Gratefulness as a Binge Eating Recovery Tool

Gratefulness as a Binge Eating Recovery Tool

Using gratitude during binge eating recovery helps you to deal with difficult emotions. How do you use gratitude in binge eating recovery? Use these tips.

Why would we use gratefulness as a binge eating recovery tool? Why is gratitude important to eating disorder recovery? Well, sometimes as humans we become so bogged down in all the negative of this world. We focus on what’s wrong, what needs to be fixed, and how much better life could be. What would happen if we refocused our mind on all the things that were going right? All those things we find beautiful in the everyday. There is always something to find joy in even when we seem to be surrounded by the darkest of moments. Gratefulness is important to binge eating disorder recovery because it helps us find joy, and in joy we’re strong.

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Experiencing Grief in Binge Eating Recovery Is Important

Experiencing Grief in Binge Eating Recovery Is Important

You experience grief in binge eating disorder recovery because you're leaving a coping skill-negative as it is-behind. Remember these things during your grief.

Grieving in binge eating disorder recovery matters. It may seem weird to think that you need to grieve the loss of your eating disorder as if it were a person. Let’s really think about it though. I know for me, my eating disorder served a big purpose in my life and was, at one point, my only friend. As necessary as ridding this disease from my life was it was still a loss and required me to grieve. This is a challenging part of the process but is absolutely necessary if we are to move on and find wellness. Grief in binge eating disorder recovery is important.

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Think Binge Eating Recovery Isn’t For You? Remember This.

Think Binge Eating Recovery Isn’t For You? Remember This.

Do you feel binge eating recovery isn't for you? That you don't deserve it? If so, read this. Binge eating recovery is for you, and you do deserve it.While active in my binge eating disorder, I thought “Recovery isn’t meant for me” because I could not imagine what a life free of my binge eating disorder could look like. Sometimes I think I didn’t even want to. I thought my behaviors were keeping me sane, so why would I want to envision living in any other way? I was certain binge eating disorder recovery wasn’t for me.

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Surviving Travel During Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Surviving Travel During Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Surviving travel while recovering from an eating disorder can be especially stressful. If you're worried about surviving travel, read these tips. They'll help.

Traveling during eating disorder recovery can be tricky. When we get outside of our normal routine, slips have more potential to occur. With proper planning, however, taking trips and sticking to your meal plan is absolutely possible. Here I share my experience and travel tips for your eating disorder recovery.

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Finding Your Passion Helps Your Eating Disorder Recovery

Finding Your Passion Helps Your Eating Disorder Recovery

Finding your passion during eating disorder recovery makes life much better. Finding your passion helps you avoid your active disorder behaviors. Here's why.

I’ve learned that finding your passion is critical in eating disorder recovery. Passion is what keeps us pushing through life, through the worst and the best of days it remains a driving force. While a prisoner of my eating disorder, I lost passion for any and all things this life had to offer. I realized during my eating disorder recovery journey that passion is something we need to reconnect with to find the strength to keep persevering in wellness.

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