Changing what you’re doing with food is not about applying willpower or self-discipline, sometimes there are complex biological issues underlying food behaviors.
You don’t have to be afraid of triggers. You can learn to understand them and deal with them—not eat, restrict, or purge over them.
When the eating disorder becomes an identity, you’ll look to it for direction. You may think it’s the only unique thing about you, but it’s not.
By exploring and managing your volume issues, you can heal the part of you that needs a specific volume to be there.
Eating out in restaurants together is a common way for friends and families to get together, celebrate occasions, or catch up. Buffets are often an appealing option when you’re trying to accommodate different food preferences. For someone in recovery from an eating disorder, the huge volume of food at buffets can be a terrifying situation. […]
Have you been feeling stressed lately? Stress. It’s everywhere. Like a bad penny, it keeps turning up, affecting your mood, your personality, your effectiveness, and often causing anxiety or irritability on the job, at school, or at home. It’s not a pleasant feeling when you want to enjoy life, but can’t. Wouldn’t it be nice […]
Twelve step programs have many recovery tools that can be beneficial to those who are struggling with food addiction, emotional eating, anorexia, compulsive eating or bulimia. One of these valuable concepts is surrender.
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous ABA – Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics Al-Anon/Alateen, for friends and family members of alcoholics CLA – Clutterers Anonymous CoDA – Co-Dependents Anonymous, for people working to end patterns of dysfunctional relationships and develop functional and healthy relationships DA – Debtors Anonymous EA – Emotions Anonymous, […]
12-step programs such as Overeaters Anonymous and Eating Disorders Anonymous contain many useful tools that any of us can use. When it comes to healing guilt, one of the best methods is found in steps 8 and 9. Step 8 reads, “Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make […]
Be honest. How many of your actions and decisions today were driven by guilt? Were you trying to relieve guilt that you already felt, or trying to avoid feeling guilty later? Using guilt as a motivator starts a chain reaction that can very self-destructive. This is true for everyone, but for someone in recovery from […]