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Here’s Why You Need to Ditch the Dieting Bandwagon in the New Year

In a survey conducted in 2017 on New Year’s Resolutions, almost 50% of Americans surveyed said that losing weight was their main goal, second only to saving money [1]. The countdown to the New Year means many people are gearing up to start a diet as a way of reaching their weight loss goal. Yet, […]

Building New Holiday Traditions in Eating Disorder Recovery

The holidays are marked by traditions to celebrate a season of joy and to create memories with the family and friends we love. But what if you’ve struggled with an eating disorder? The experiences that others may enjoy this time of year can be stressful and overwhelming. Eating disorders are complex illnesses that can strip […]

Will Diets Work in 2019? A Closer Look at Dieting and Eating Disorders

Years ago, December was a time for Ed and I to think about New Year’s resolutions. I was in an abusive marriage with him for over twenty years, and he eventually controlled almost every aspect of my life. On the top of the list of things to accomplish during each new year, Ed sought to […]

How to Use CBT Techniques to Manage Stressful Holiday Gatherings

For anyone in recovery from an eating disorder, the holidays can take on a whole new level of stress. Triggers can come in many different forms, especially at holiday gatherings. This might include: An overabundance of foods you don’t feel comfortable eating Relatives that you may not have seen in a long time Encountering people […]

How Exposure Response Prevention Can Help Overcome Anxiety in Eating Disorder Recovery

For the many individuals who suffer from an eating disorder, including anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, anxiety is often an underlying issue. Anxiety, in its many different forms, can co-occur with eating disorder behaviors, often exacerbating the problematic symptoms that result from these mental illnesses. Because anxiety and eating disorders are so closely intertwined, […]