By Anna McKenzie How does your metabolism affect your physical and mental health? Your body is designed to convert food into energy so that it can perform physiological functions and give you fuel for activity. When you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, metabolic data can help you find out how much food and nutrition […]
By Wesley Gallagher We’ve all done it before. After a stressful day at work or a fight with a loved one, you come home, open the pantry door, and grab a bag of chips. Before you know it, you’ve eaten the entire bag. Or you take the ice cream out of the freezer and polish […]
By Wesley Gallagher Suicide. It’s a scary word and a scary concept. It brings to mind things like mental health, depression, and self-harm. But one association we usually don’t make with suicide? Children. Unfortunately, suicide among teens, adolescents, and children is a reality, and rates have been increasing over the last several years. A study […]
By Melissa Riddle Chalos We live in a media-saturated culture where we project what we want the world to see and know about our lives. But the reality is often quite the opposite. Young women and girls struggle with all sorts of insecurities and emotional wounds that impact their lives in very real ways, with […]
Eating disorders and perfectionistic tendencies typically go hand in hand. Disordered eating habits often emerge from a desire to control other parts of your life, manage psychological distress, and conform to a certain image or personal standard. Because of this, people with eating disorders are very critical of themselves. When you’re in eating disorder recovery, you may continue to struggle with perfectionism, but there are ways to not be so hard on yourself. Learning to adopt more flexible thinking patterns can reduce your anxiety and give you a greater sense of satisfaction in your daily life.