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Do You Think Recovery Isn’t For You? Remember This.

Do You Think Recovery Isn’t For You? Remember This.

Do you feel like recovery isn't for you or that you don't deserve it? If you're thinking like that, read this. Recovery is right for you, and you do deserve it.While active in my eating disorder, I thought “Recovery isn’t meant for me” because I could not imagine what a life free of my 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 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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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

Slips are a natural part of the eating disorder recovery process. Here I share ways to combat slips in recovery. You can do this. Take a look.

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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