Categories
Eating Disorder Recovery Other ED Behaviours Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Denial can be Powerful. Eating Disorder Recovery

It never ceases to amaze me how many layers of denial we can hide our truth under. How we can present to the world and ourselves a version of our lives that is shiny and wonderful and Instagramable, a version we really believe to be true, despite it being nothing of the sort. How we […]

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

Eating Disorder Recovery – Reset From Zero To HERO!!!

Many of us with an eating disorder are told (probably because it is true) that we have very black and white thinking. I do not believe that the black and white mindset is a pre-existing ‘personality trait’ of a person with an eating disorder, which some ‘professionals’ might try to persuade us is the case, […]

Categories
Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Other ED Behaviours Restriction & Fear Foods

Every Day Has To Be More And Every Tiny Lapse Matters In Recovery!

The eating disorder mindset is truly unique but involves a lot of thought patterns that are completely irrational yet common to most of us with this illness. One of these is the way that the eating disordered brain will cling onto what we did yesterday, or on the same day last week perhaps, in terms […]

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

Tolerating Uncertainty In Eating Disorder Recovery

As humans, our brains are hardwired to dislike uncertainty in any aspect of our lives and I find this an interesting topic and particularly relevant here as the ability to tolerate uncertainty is key in eating disorder recovery. Every human brain loves certainty. Our basic survival brain perceives uncertainty as a danger and so it […]

Categories
Eating Disorder Recovery Emotions Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

A Resigned To Recovery Mindset

Recently I feel I have been doing better in recovery than ever, with great days of eating LOTS more, resting more, accepting weight gain. On bad days though I’ve still struggled to eat my usual ‘safe’ recovery amount or keep to a conservative recovery routine without intense anxiety. Of course recovery is ups & downs […]

Categories
Eating Disorder Recovery Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Using Curiosity In Recovery

Curiosity in Eating Disorder Recovery. Having recently made more progress in recovery – in being able to make changes – eat more, accept weight gain at any rate and generally feel more relaxed and determined on putting in the necessary recovery action, I have been evaluating what it is that has changed in my approach. […]