Categories
Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Restriction

Recovery Brain Fog

Today has felt like an eating disorder recovery day in which I was stumbling through thick fog… and to be fair many days are like this! Recovery seems to be made of days of muddling through. It feels chaotic, really quite messy & very confusing! The sad fact about eating disorder recovery is that there […]

Categories
Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring 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 […]

Categories
Lower Level Movement / Exercise Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Rewiring

How To Stop Compulsive Exercise

HOW to stop compulsive exercise & movement in eating disorder recovery: It is all good knowing we have a compulsive exercise problem and even the theory behind why it is there but does that help us in stopping it? Please don’t think I am perfect. I am working hard to address my compulsions with movement, […]

Categories
Lower Level Movement / Exercise Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Rewiring

What Is Compulsive Movement?

What constitutes compulsive movement? Formal exercise is easy to identify as something that we should not do in eating disorder recovery. Putting trainers on, going for a run, swimming, going to the gym and formal sports are all blatantly understood as being ‘exercise’ by joe public. What about lighter exercise though? The ‘well it is […]

Categories
Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring

‘All In’ On Movement?

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: ‘All In’ Challenges but what about Stopping Movement??In the eating disorder recovery community we often talk in black and white about going ‘all in’ in recovery with eating – responding to hunger, facing challenges and food fears etc… BUT what about the movement? […]

Categories
Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring

Exercise And Movement In Recovery

We get very good at talking about the food side of eating disorder recovery.. eating more, overcoming ‘fear’ foods, facing more situations that we have previously avoided that involve food and this is vital to recover from an eating disorder….However, the parts we are not so good at talking about and most people with an […]

Categories
Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring

Exercise And Movement In Recovery Part 2

In a decade with an eating disorder I have learnt A LOT about the illness. I have been part of ED communities and involved in advocacy for eating disorders and mental health. I have read extensively on the topic and have formed my own opinions from a collaboration of all of this. When it comes […]

Categories
Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery

Lower Level Movement

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: I want to start talking a bit more about some of the other eating disorder symptoms, aside from the food related ones, that often get overlooked – all that weird stuff those of us with an eating disorder often do without realising for […]