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Eating Disorder Recovery

Minnesota Starvation Experiment Reflection

When I am doubting the need to eat more in recovery from this restrictive eating disorder, I find it helpful to reflect back on the Minnesota Starvation Experiment and the experiences of these men who were ‘semi-starved’ during the war. The behaviours they exhibited at the time of the experiment and in recovery when allowed […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Recovery Motivation

Markers Of Progress

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: One thing I’ve noticed since starting this renewed recovery effort is that now I’m consistently eating more and my brain is slowly trusting more food is coming regularly, I’m more relaxed about eating faster and less mindfully too. When deep in restricted eating […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Recovery Motivation

Chocolates From Grandad

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: Today my parents went out to a garden centre with my grandparents and returned with these chocolates for me that was a special gift, chosen specially for me by my 95 year old, very much loved Grandad. Of course my grandparents know about […]

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Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Taking Back Control

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: Some mornings I wake up and the automatic eating disorder brain pathways are so strong that it can be easy to forget I’m not to follow them and need to walk another path today too and not just yesterday!I therefore have to give […]