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Binge Eating Recovery Tip for the New Year: Take Small Steps

Binge Eating Recovery Tip for the New Year: Take Small Steps

Here's a binge eating recovery tip: Small steps every day. Realistic expectations in binge eating disorder recovery sustain a long-lasting recovery. Learn more.Remember this binge eating recovery tip for the new year: Take small steps every day. The dawning of the new year tends to make us feel that once midnight strikes we need to make big changes right away. The issue with this can be that it is all too much, too soon. This is the same when it comes to your binge eating disorder recovery. Small steps every day will help achieve the lasting changes you desire.

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Celebrate Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Over the Holidays

Celebrate Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Over the Holidays

Make time to celebrate your binge eating disorder recovery along with the holidays. You deserve it! Learn more about celebrating your BED recovery here.Have you thought to celebrate your binge eating disorder recovery over the holidays? Often times we become so entrenched with stress during the holidays that we forget to celebrate what’s really important. When we get caught up in the superficial parts of the holiday season, we completely ignore what truly matters to us. Celebrating your binge eating disorder recovery, your body, and your progress is just as important as all the other good stuff this season has to offer.

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How to Manage Slips in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

How to Manage Slips in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Slips in binge eating disorder recovery are normal. The key is to learn from it. Here's what I took away from my slip in binge eating disorder recovery.I believe that slips are part of the binge eating disorder recovery process. Setbacks in mental health recovery teach us important lessons as well as prepare us for challenging times in the future. If you use slips in binge eating disorder recovery as a tool for learning instead of something that brings you down, there is important insight that can be taken from what initially feels like a setback.

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Food Isn’t Good or Bad and What You Eat Doesn’t Define You

Food Isn’t Good or Bad and What You Eat Doesn’t Define You

We give food a good or bad label. It's important to see food not as good or bad, but as neutral when in eating disorder recovery. Here's how to check yourself.

Food is often out into two categories, good and bad, but food is not “good” or “bad.” Having these judgmental thoughts around food leads us to believe we are either “good” or “bad” for eating certain foods. This disordered eating pattern of thought leads us deeper into our disorders. I have been working a lot lately on seeing food as a neutral party which does not have a “good” or “bad” label attached. Here I share the importance of not judging food as good or bad for successful eating disorder recovery.

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Medication in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Helped and Hurt

Medication in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Helped and Hurt

Using medication in binge eating disorder recovery can be a big help, but not always. Medication in binge eating disorder recovery worked for me--mostly.Using medication in binge eating disorder recovery can be a wonderful tool that helps your recovery blossom. There are those who are against the use of medication in eating disorder treatment and I believe these people have some valid points. In the end, I think that the use of proper medication in binge eating disorder recovery can be a really big help.

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Binge Eating Recovery Help for When You Have the Flu

Binge Eating Recovery Help for When You Have the Flu

Illnesses like the flu challenge my binge eating recovery. I share tips on how to maintain BED recovery during the flu and anytime you feel under the weather.What do you do when the flu attacks during binge eating recovery? We know that recovery is challenging enough on its own, but throw in having the flu and binge eating disorder recovery gets even tougher. Being ill can effect your appetite and mood, among other things. Both of these components are important when it comes to staying on track with your recovery. Here’s the good news, having the flu doesn’t have to hinder the binge eating recovery progress you’ve already made.

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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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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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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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