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Integrating Old Binge Foods Back Into Your Diet

Integrating Old Binge Foods Back Into Your Diet

Old binge foods hold a great amount of anxiety, but it's important to introduce fear foods back into our diet. Learn some ways to reintegrate old binge foods.

It can be hard to integrate old binge foods back into your diet. In all honesty, I still have foods that I fear greatly though I have been in recovery from my binging behavior for quite some time. These foods are the ones that I would consistently binge on and would bring me mass amounts of distress. Over time, however, I have learned to reintegrate old binge foods back into my diet and consume them in a normal way.

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Letting Go of Shame During Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Letting Go of Shame During Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Shame plagues many individuals with eating disorders and may keep us further away from wellness. Learn why lifting the shame is essential to reach recovery.

I always knew I needed to let go of shame during binge eating disorder recovery and knew it would be a difficult road getting there. Letting go of the shame surrounding your eating disorder behaviors allows you freedom from the secrecy of your disorder and is essential while on the path to wellness. Here are tips on letting go of shame in binge eating disorder recovery.

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Be Honest with Yourself During Eating Disorder Recovery

Be Honest with Yourself During Eating Disorder Recovery

You must be honest with yourself during eating disorder recovery. Why is self-honesty so important throughout your eating disorder recovery? Here's my take.

Being honest with yourself and where you’re at in your eating disorder recovery process can be challenging. At times I find I am trying to convince myself that I am doing better than I actually am. What we need to do is be honest with ourselves each day, checking in, seeing where we are at and what we need. Doing this will create self-awareness that will aid in keeping slips at bay.

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How to Deal with the Urge to Binge Eat

How to Deal with the Urge to Binge Eat

When the urge to binge comes up it may be hard to combat it. Here I share steps to help get through the urge to act on binging behaviors.

We need to learn how to deal with the urge to binge eat — even if we haven’t binged in years. When the urge to binge arrives, we may feel like our only choice is to give in. Here’s the good news, we have a choice. We can choose not to act on binging behaviors. Here are some tips to help deal with the urge to binge eat head on.

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The Benefits of Dance Movement Therapy for Eating Disorders

The Benefits of Dance Movement Therapy for Eating Disorders

The benefits of dance movement therapy (DMT) during my eating disorder recovery can’t be ignored. I have been a dancer all my life and, honestly, think dance is what saved this life of mine (Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Treatment). Shortly into my eating disorder recovery journey, I began working with a dance movement therapist. Having this experience made me realize how important movement, in particular, dance movement therapy, is for eating disorder recovery.

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How to Deal with Slips in Eating Disorder Recovery

How to Deal with Slips in Eating Disorder Recovery

Something I always stress to people is that eating disorder recovery is not always a linear process and slips in eating disorder recovery happen. This is unfortunate, but something we need to be aware of. Throughout my recovery journey, I fell back into old disordered eating behaviors countless times before long-term abstinence from binging was able to occur. Here’s how to deal with slips in eating disorder recovery.

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The Secrecy of Binge Eating Disorder

The Secrecy of Binge Eating Disorder

Secrecy in binge eating disorder is huge. I was once told that eating disorders were all about secrets and lies. As I ponder that thought, I cannot think of anything more accurate. When consumed by binge eating disorder, I did everything in secret, never letting anyone into the reality of my life. I snuck food, lied about what I was eating, and denied any comments about my behavior. I wish I would have known then that the secrecy of my binge eating disorder was only digging me deeper into my dark hole.

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Navigating Binge Eating Recovery During the Holidays

Navigating Binge Eating Recovery During the Holidays

Binge eating recovery during the holidays can make the holiday season even more anxiety-provoking. This time of year is especially food-filled and it can be tempting to dig in full force. It is important to remember what you are working towards and keep on your path toward binge eating recovery even during the holidays.

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Food Myths Can Hinder Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Food Myths Can Hinder Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

There is a great deal of misunderstanding when it comes to food, and those food myths hinder binge eating disorder (BED) recovery. It can be what the “healthiest” thing is to eat or the latest diet fad. When recovering from an eating disorder, we need to remember that current food fads are usually not the best for us. We know better and need to ignore what the trends are and stick to the balanced eating plan which keeps us from using behaviors. Watch for food myths in your binge eating disorder recovery.

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Grocery Store Anxiety and Binge Eating Disorder

Grocery Store Anxiety and Binge Eating Disorder

The grocery store can be a place full of anxiety for those who suffer from any type of eating disorder. Even in recovery I can still become overwhelmed when I have to make my weekly shopping trip. Over time I have found effective anxiety coping skills that help me navigate the aisles and lessen my anxieties.  

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