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Eating Disorder Recovery Other ED Behaviours Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity Weight Changes

What Does It Mean To ‘Let Go’?

So often in eating disorder recovery we hear people advocate to just ‘let go’ of the illness or claiming that they are ‘letting go’ in their recovery. For a long time I’ve longed to ‘let go’. It sounded liberating, joyous & like a weight would lift from suffocating my life & drift away! But I […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Restriction & Fear Foods Weight Changes

Recover Despite The ED Threats!

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

Should We Believe Eating Disorder Threats?

Eating Disorder Threats: Are They Real? Maybe! I think the thing that keeps me & others trapped in an eating disorder, preventing full recovery, is believing the threats ED generates. ‘If you eat that then you must restrict & compensate later.’ ‘Rest now & you will pay later as I won’t let you eat or […]

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

Learnings In Recovery Thus Far…

It’s two months today since I set up my Instagram recovery account and a lot has changed in that time. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the things I’ve learnt in recovery so far… – When anxiety is rising it’s usually because the ED has become more powerful, I’m engaging in […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Recovery Motivation Weight Changes

Eating Disorder Recovery In Hot Weather

A post originally written for my Instagram account: The summer can make recovery from an eating disorder even tougher for many of us, although the sun also has benefits! On the hottest day ever in the UK today, many without eating disorders were struggling, but I know I’m not the only one who had an […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Recovery Motivation Weight Changes

Accepting Weight Changes

You have been diagnosed with a serious illness. Left untreated this illness will cause a significant deterioration in your physical and mental health… it will leave you cold, weak, empty, isolated and with poor quality of life and there is a considerable risk it could kill you. The good news is treating this illness is […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Rewiring / Neuroplasticity Weight Changes

Cold Turkey Movement Compulsions?

Cold Turkey To Overcome Movement Compulsions?? This is a question I’ve asked myself many times – how we approach stopping exercise & compulsive movement in eating disorder recovery? Cold turkey or gradually decrease? I don’t think there is a one size fits all approach. Recovery is messy & complicated & takes a lot of trial […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Weight Changes

Starting To Gain Weight

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: The weight gain process in recovery from an eating disorder can be uncomfortable and cause such a range of emotions and thoughts.I’m starting to notice physical changes as a result of recovery actions and learning to sit with what that brings up within […]