21 11, 2016

Maudsley FBT: Getting through difficult meals

By |2019-10-24T20:37:37+00:00November 21st, 2016|teen eating disorder|0 Comments

If you are the parent of a child with an eating disorder, particularly anorexia nervosa, you may have been sent home with instructions to begin feeding your child.  Re-feeding is a core component of the Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT).  This can be a daunting task for parents, especially since there is no "one size [...]

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] [...]

21 07, 2015

Eating disorder recovery – What should your teen’s goal weight be?

By |2019-10-24T20:47:29+00:00July 21st, 2015|teen, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

When it comes to teen eating disorder recovery, weight restoration is critical. As a parent, it is important to understand how target weights should be set and not to settle for “almost,” when it comes to weight restoration. [popup url="http://www.kartiniclinic.com/blog/post/health-is-a-state-not-a-weight/" height="400" width="900" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]Here[/popup], Julie O’Toole discusses the inadequacy of standardized targets such as [...]

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 [...]

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." [...]

29 10, 2014

Emotional eating vs. physical hunger

By |2019-10-24T20:59:04+00:00October 29th, 2014|eating disorders, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

How can you tell the difference between physical hunger and emotional eating? If you've ever struggled with emotional eating or binge eating, you may be confused about how to tell the difference between emotional and physical hunger.  Chelsey Roff, of Eat Breathe Thrive, who is in recover from anorexia, explained it so well at a [...]

3 10, 2014

How eating disorder recovery improves relationships

By |2019-10-24T21:03:23+00:00October 3rd, 2014|eating disorders, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

In my last post, 4 Ways Eating Disorder Recovery Can Change Your Life, I talked about the many positive changes that come with recovery.  This video focuses on the impact of eating disorder recovery on relationships. Eating disorders often put a strain on relationships. You isolate yourself and lose touch with friends When you [...]

30 09, 2014

4 Ways Eating Disorder Recovery Can Change Your Life

By |2019-10-24T21:04:04+00:00September 30th, 2014|eating disorders, teen eating disorder|0 Comments

Eating Disorder treatment and therapy in Virginia Beach By the time most clients come for eating disorder counseling, they've realized the many things they lose out on by having an eating disorder. They tell me they’re relationships are suffering, they can't be there for their children the way they want to, they [...]