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When Eating Disorder Treatment Creates More Fear

Over the past week, I was reflecting on my years of illness with anorexia and the periods of time I spent in eating disorder treatment (with more than one admission to an eating disorder unit). These are not the most happy memories to look back on but as I did so, I realised with no […]

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Seeking reassurance about ‘overshoot’?

The most searched for and read posts on this blog are my posts about overshoot weight and set point weight. Perhaps this should not be surprising as people with eating disorders are scared of weight gain and so seeking information about the weight they are gaining or have gained is probably to be expected. However, […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Helping Family / Carers Understand Neuroscience & Eating Disorders Recovery Motivation Restriction & Fear Foods Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Remove The Blinkers… Attention Bias In Eating Disorder Recovery

When something stops being an option in your mind for long enough, you just stop seeing it. During my years of heavy restrictive eating, compulsive exercise and movement and painful isolation, my brain learnt and adapted to this being my new normal and stopped paying attention to the fact that anything else was a real […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Restriction & Fear Foods Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Eating Disorder Recovery – You Can!

I have not written on this blog for some time… I have not looked at it for sometime either and much of the time I easily forget that, ‘Recovering Nomad’ even exists. And then something today made me take a look at my ‘dashboard’ for the website and realise that every day, people are still […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Emotions Rewiring / Neuroplasticity Weight Changes

Tired Of Recovery And Exhausted In Recovery

I wrote this post almost a year ago but did not publish it. It is about a state in recovery that has been present at various points in the recovery process… It is one that can trigger all kinds of feelings and judgements (including guilt, wrong-doing, shame, frustration) if we allow it to.  This is […]

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What’s Your Why For The Eating Disorder?

I have recently been reading an excellent book by Johan Hari called, “Lost Connections”. A book that I highly recommend if you have not read it. The book is predominantly about depression and the journey that the author, Johan Hari took to try to find an explanation for the causes of depression, beyond the explanation […]

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No Shame To An Eating Disorder

Too frequently, I see people with eating disorders who are bravely attempting recovery from this all consuming, life changing and poorly understood illness, express shame. They feel ashamed that they have an eating disorder in the first instance, ashamed of what the illness has done to their life or the impact it has had on […]

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‘Commitment’ To Recovery – What Does It Mean?

Very often nowadays, you will hear people say, ‘I am committing to my recovery‘ or recovery coaches might say, ‘you have to commit!‘… And it sounds great doesn’t it? It sounds wonderful. To be committed to the process and committed to our recovered selves… But what does it really mean when we talk about commitment […]

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Frustration At Government ‘Obesity’ Messages

In the UK, the government have started a renewed campaign on ‘obesity’, warning people of the dangers of being ‘overweight’ with coronavirus and setting up new terrifying measures to try to force people to lose weight. The Health Secretary has even gone so far as to tell people they should lose 5 lb as it […]

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Feast Always Follows Famine

‘Feast Always Follows Famine’…. These old sayings exist because they are true. And in eating disorder recovery when you think you are broken because you are hungry ALL the time and thoughts of food will never switch off, even when your stomach is stretched to a painfully full limit yet no amount of food that […]

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Period Talk… Amenorrhoea and your Brain Health!

If you have a restrictive eating disorder and you are a young woman, then there is a chance you don’t have a normal menstrual cycle and quite possibly experience what is known as hypothalamic amenorrhoea. Perhaps you have a hit and miss irregular cycle or maybe you have not had a period for some time […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Neuroscience & Eating Disorders Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Avoiding Diet Culture’s B.S. Brainwashing For YOUR Recovery

When you have an eating disorder, your brain is hard-wired in such a way as to instantly pay attention to information and ‘advice’ regarding dieting, weight loss, exercise and all the damaging diet industry and diet culture bullshit that dominates our modern day culture. These messages are precisely what we need to avoid when we […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Takes Focus – Brain Fact!

A human brain can only concentrate and pay attention to one thing at a time. This fact is a reality for us all… that even with the most accomplished or expert brain, focusing on more than one thing at a time is just not possible. Multi tasking is a myth…. I know all you female […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Neuroscience & Eating Disorders Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Turn Fear Into Excitement In Recovery

The fear is real in eating disorder recovery, but what if we can turn that fear into excitement? With an eating disorder, we develop very intense and real fear responses whenever we try to eat and rest more or change other hard wired disordered behaviours that have developed over the course of the illness. Although […]

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Raw Recovery Emotions And Loved Ones

A personal post… When I was going through my early stage of intense recovery last year, I stayed with my parents for a few months. And although I owned my recovery, my parents were there, providing emotional support and regrettably (for me now) taking the brunt of the pure, raw and very real emotions that […]