Giving Up Dieting is Not Giving Up

Giving Up Dieting is Not Giving Up Being on the diet roller coaster is not fun at all. The ups and downs of how you feel about yourself based on the number on the scale can lead to a lifetime of obsessing about your weight and never getting anywhere, at least not for very long. […]

Types of Eating Disorder Specialists

Types of Eating Disorder Specialists Professionals who specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders include the following: Eating Disorder Therapists or Counselors:  These professionals provide therapy sessions of various types, such as individual, groups, family, workshops, couples. Each has a different style and theory base, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or many others. […]

What To Look For in an Eating Disorder Specialist

Seeking a specialist who understands, has training in, and may even have personal experience with recovering from an Eating Disorder is important. Not all professionals really understand the complexity of an Eating Disorder. However, the most important aspect to your recovery is finding someone you like and can learn to trust. Here are some other […]

What to Do When an Eating Disorder is Linked to Trauma

Eating disorders develop for a variety of reasons. One is trauma. Though society’s unrealistic expectations for appearance and photoshopped advertising isn’t good for anyone, trauma alone can cause you to spiral into binge eating, anorexia or bulimia. It’s important to treat these disorders in a way that helps address the traumatic catalyst. When it Happens […]

Cocaine Addiction And Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can have catastrophic consequences on health. Abusing cocaine, in conjunction with an eating disorder, can lead to further devastating health problems. When two disorders are diagnosed together, or within an overlapping time frame, they are referred to as co-occurring disorders. If a person is diagnosed with an eating disorder, they are likely struggling with […]

Food for Thought – Too Sexy for Yourself

Nothing has meaning except the meaning you give it! Therefore, if you give your body the meaning that it’s sexy and you put on something you love wearing… you can go out into the world feeling sexy, beautiful, confident…whatever complimentary word you give it! I challenge you to try it… put on something you feel […]

Food for Thought – Clothes can make or break you

It is so important to wear clothes that you love and that fit! First, shame is NOT a motivator! So wearing clothes that are too tight only helps you focus on self-criticism of your body and how bad you feel. That waistband poking into your belly will take you away from your life and into […]

Food for Thought – Let’s ban the words “good” and “bad”

Perhaps the lamest words in the English language are “good” and “bad.” What does it mean? You might have a general sense of what one of these words mean but they are not real descriptors of, well, anything. The problem with making food, or anything, either “good” or “bad” is that it’s just not that […]

How to Use Your Journey to Help Others on the Way

Overcoming food addiction and keeping emotional eating in check can be a lifelong struggle, one which many women struggle to get under control. But, if you’ve realized you have a problem, you’ve on the right path. You’ve figured out that nothing happens in isolation. You’ve identified problems in your life that lead you to becoming […]

Battling an Eating Disorder: When Bulimia Becomes a True American Idol Sized Problem

Battling an Eating Disorder: When Bulimia Becomes a True American Idol Sized Problem In a People Magazine article, American Idol contestant, Katherine McPhee disclosed that she has secretly suffered from bulimia for the past five years. It was her success in television’s American Idol competition that inspired her to come forward and get help to recover from […]

Families Face Challenges Of Eating Disorders

Families Face Challenges Of Eating Disorders As many as 11 million people in the U.S. have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, and about 25 million more are struggling with binge eating disorder, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). These medical conditions not only affect the people who have them, they take an emotional toll on their families and […]

Eating Disorders and the Narcissist

Eating Disorders and the Narcissist Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both anorectic and bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients develop these disorders as a way to self-mutilate. It […]

Information on Eating Disorders

Do you struggle with your weight? A large percent of modern America suffer from issues regarding weight. Now, while a number of these individuals are literally overweight, many others are not. In fact, eating disorders have become a standard affliction amongst today’s society. The big question now is; how thin is too thin? This dilemma draws from […]

Food for Thought – It’s all about protection

What does disordered eating and body image protect you from? Do the constant thoughts distract you from thinking about or feeling about other parts of your life? Does it keep you in a safe world that you can control? Does it give you a good excuse to not go somewhere or be with someone in […]

Food for Thought – You are not bad for wanting a cupcake!

You are not “bad” for wanting a cupcake! The problem with labeling food as “good” or “bad” is that you start to make yourself “good” or “bad” based on what you eat or want to eat. One of the first steps to ending disordered eating is to let go of these labels and eat what […]

Food for Thought – A Case for Emotions

I’m often asked, “Why do I need to feel my feelings… what good will it do?” My response is: How can you not. The only option if you don’t feel them is to push them down. This takes a ton of energy and leads to obsessive and addictive thinking and actions (like disordered eating). Feeling […]

Food for Thought – Dieting = Another Word for Distrust

“Feeling your feelings makes you feel alive” – Food is not the enemy client Emotions are one of the most natural states of being we have. To stuff them down takes a lot of energy. Emotional eating is one way to stuff them down. After all, if you spend all your energy worrying about food […]

The Hunger Scale

Another tool to help you end binge eating! This video will describe the hunger scale. Use this scale to learn how to listening to your body. Learn when you are hungry and when you are full. Learn when to eat and when to stop eating. Your body knows exactly what is right for you. Learning […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Food for Thought – An Eating Disorder Has Benefits?

The benefit of having an eating disorder is that you can learn to listen to it. It has so much to teach you about what’s bothering you and what you’re feeling. Underneath the criticism it spews out is a voice that just feels shame, unworthy and unlovable. Believe it or not, that eating disorder voice […]