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Eating Disorder Recovery Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

‘Normal’ In Eating Disorder Recovery?

Should we be ‘normal’ in recovery? Earlier today, I had a comment that I’ve been visiting a lot of coffee shops, with the question raised of whether this was a ‘normal’ thing to do. The question got me thinking & it did get me wanting to respond with a thought I often have about eating […]

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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 Exercise / Compulsive Movement Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Other ED Behaviours Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Stopping Compulsive Movement

Giving up compulsive movement in ED recovery is HARD! For those with compulsive movement/ exercise tendencies, stopping could be compared to an addict coming off heroin & that is not an exaggeration! I’ve found attempts to reduce activity levels to minimal amounts, while not reducing food intake, the hardest thing I’ve done in my life.. […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

Restriction in Eating Disorder Recovery

I’ve recently been thinking about restriction… We could be eating thousands more calories a day & to the world look like we are doing incredibly. However, we might still be restricting. Restriction can lie in every decision. ED is sneaky & tries to negotiate. We need to pick up on & address the negotiations. You […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Recovery Motivation

Ingredients For Recovery

Eating disorder recovery is the simplest and yet hardest thing we do. The ingredients for success are actually very simple – BUT consistently applying these ingredients into action, day in and day out can feel the most complicated, chaotic and messy thing in the world. When recovery feels complicated, try to remember it is the […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Recovery Motivation Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

‘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? […]

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Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Facing The Milkshake Fear

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: A trip out today for a bit of nourishment…This banana milkshake was the eventual result! This was definitely a harder challenge on more than one level… Firstly, when I ordered it I had no idea what it was going to look like… but […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

Listening To Recovery Cravings

A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery: This was a veg, lentil, curry concoction which I had for lunch yesterday.This meal was fine but on reflection I think I allowed judgement to interfere with what I actually wanted to eat and what my body really needed and wanted. Up until […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery

Cake AND Pie… Recovery Quote

Break every rule!!! How many times if you have an eating disorder has the automatic response, before you even know it’s happened, to an offering of food been a firm,“No, thank you!”…?? Is it time to actually piss off that side of your brain and when offered cake say, “yes please… and double helpings!!!”… Show […]

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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 […]