21 02, 2016

Eating Disorders in Men

By |2019-10-24T20:41:37+00:00February 21st, 2016|eating disorders|0 Comments

I was recently interviewed for  [popup url="http://www.thehealthjournals.com/eating%E2%80%A8disorders/" height="400" width="900" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]The Health Journal on Eating Disorders in Males[/popup]. The National Eating Disorder Association reports that around 10 million men and 20 million women in the United States will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their life.  Male eating disorders often go unrecognized [...]

22 11, 2015

Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays: Tips from professionals

By |2019-10-24T20:42:16+00:00November 22nd, 2015|eating disorders|0 Comments

The holidays can be especially challenging when you're recovering from an eating disorder.  The mix of food, family, travel and extra stress can be especially triggering.  Several national eating disorder specialists have shared their best tips for recovery during the holidays.  We hope you find it helpful! Erin Heidt, Resident in Counseling: Don’t be afraid [...]

5 11, 2015

Setting healthy boundaries in relationships

By |2019-10-24T20:43:30+00:00November 5th, 2015|anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-care, substance abuse, trauma|0 Comments

Boundaries are the lines that set limits for how we interact with others. They can be physical boundaries – how close we let others get and what kind of physical touch we allow. They can also be emotional boundaries – how others can treat us and talk to us, what we will and will not [...]

29 09, 2015

Favorite Eating Disorder Books

By |2019-10-24T20:46:14+00:00September 29th, 2015|eating disorders|0 Comments

These are two of my all time favorite eating disorder books that offer hope for full recovery. The Rules of “Normal” Eating by Karen Koenig This is an easy to read book focusing on a “non-diet” approach to eating. Koenig outlines four basic principles of “normal,” eating: 1. eat when you’re hungry 2. choose satisfying [...]

8 08, 2015

Top Eating Disorder Blogs

By |2019-10-24T20:46:47+00:00August 8th, 2015|eating disorders, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

These are some of my favorite blogs focused on understanding eating disorders and recovery. All feature information on the latest evidence based treatments including Maudsley FBT for teen eating disorders. These eating disorder blogs are easy to read for professionals, parents, and those struggling. [popup url="http://www.kartiniclinic.com/" height="400" width="900" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]Kartini Clinic Eating Disorder Blog[/popup] [...]

13 07, 2015

Eating disorder recovery – the dangers of “negative energy balance”

By |2019-10-24T20:48:15+00:00July 13th, 2015|eating disorders, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

[popup url="http://uncexchanges.org/2014/12/01/negative-energy-balance-a-biological-trap-for-people-prone-to-anorexia-nervosa/" height="400" width="900" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]Here[/popup], Cynthia Bulik discusses the risks of negative energy balance (“expending more energy than you consume”) for people who are vulnerable to anorexia nervosa. For most people, negative energy balance feels physical bad. They notice irritability, shakiness, etc. People prone to AN experience this very differently – they often [...]

8 07, 2015

3 Ways to Avoid Binge Eating

By |2019-10-24T20:48:58+00:00July 8th, 2015|eating disorders, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

1. Eat regularly throughout the day – start with breakfast There is a direct connection between under eating, especially skipping breakfast, and overeating later in the day. “Many people with binge eating disorder have a complete shift in their circadian rythms, the natural rhythm that most species have and that varies within a [...]

12 06, 2015

Meditation for eating disorders and body image

By |2019-10-24T20:49:31+00:00June 12th, 2015|eating disorders|0 Comments

If you're struggling with an eating disorder or with your body image, you've probably heard people suggest that you "listen to your body," and you might be feeling really confused about what that actually means.  Maybe you have no idea what your body is telling you or maybe you notice signals but are too scared [...]

13 05, 2015

How to balance self-esteem and body-esteem

By |2019-10-24T20:50:45+00:00May 13th, 2015|eating disorders, teen, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

What's the difference between body-esteem and self-esteem and how can you keep them in balance? We all have a certain degree of body-esteem and self-esteem and while the two may overlap, they are actually very different. When body-esteem is overvalued it can have a negative impact on overall self-esteem and self-worth.  The key to [...]

18 11, 2014

Holiday tips for eating disorders

By |2019-10-23T19:21:00+00:00November 18th, 2014|eating disorders, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

Thanksgiving is coming and you might be having concerns about eating disorder recovery during the holidays. The mix of food, family, travel, stress, and, in some cases, alcohol, can make the holidays especially challenging for people with eating disorders. You might also be setting yourself up for disappointment with unrealistic expectations that the holidays will be "perfect." [...]