Categories
Eating Disorder Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Helping Family / Carers Understand Other ED Behaviours Restriction & Fear Foods Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Meal Plans Prevent Neural Rewiring In Eating Disorder Recovery

In traditional treatment for eating disorders, meal plans are the ‘prescription’ every patient who walks through the door is given.  They are the basis that treatment has been built upon for years.  Wherever you live in the world and whether it is eating disorder treatment as an inpatient, out-patient, day patient or something in-between, meal […]

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

Recover Despite The ED Threats!

Categories
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 […]

Categories
Eating Disorder Recovery Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Restriction & Fear Foods

I Ate A Whole Pizza!

This pizza was part of lunch yesterday… Yes, yesterday I ate the whole pizza and felt confident and not overly anxious about doing so. I did not compensate before or after. Could I have done this two weeks ago, let alone two months ago ?? NO way!! This marks progress for me and I feel […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
Eating Disorder Recovery Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

How To Overcome Restrictive Eating

*This post was originally written for my Instagram account* Ideas of how to address lingering restriction in recovery… – Choose the highest cal & most scary option wherever possible. – Ask, ‘What would pre-ED me have eaten?’ – Let the eating disorder chatter away but try to ignore the thoughts & threats. – Notice a […]

Categories
Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

‘Healthy’ And ‘Unhealthy’ Food Labels – Ugh!

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: Yesterday I ate (amongst other things): rocky road, iced Belgian bun, ice cream, magnum, cake, chocolate, trifle, crumpets and cheesy goods… In our diet obsessed world of today, many would consider this diet ‘unhealthy’ and look upon it with horror. However, I defy […]