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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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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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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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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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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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