Self-Sabotage

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Earlier this week I addressed self-hate in eating disorder recovery, and today I’m going to explore a similar facet, self-sabotage. When you hate yourself as deeply as those with eating disorders, you tend to believe that you don’t deserve the good things in life. This not only leads you to punish yourself for tiny mistakes

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Eating Disorder Recovery and Self-Hate

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Hate is a very strong emotion, but often a very misunderstood one. Children say they hate their parents when they are frustrated or angry, they hate broccoli because they don’t like the way it tastes, they hate their friends when they feel betrayed or upset. As children age, they are subjected to a number of

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What Does Hunger Feel Like?

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Hunger is a fairly basic feeling, it’s one of the first things a human being feels after birth. As infants we cry from discomfort and as toddlers we learn to name that twinge in our stomachs as hunger. As children we intuitively eat when we are hungry and stop eating when we are full, we

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The Eating Disorder Voice

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When trying to recover from an Eating Disorder, one of the hardest obstacles to come up against is yourself, or rather that part of yourself that many know as the eating disorder voice. It probably started as a whisper telling you that you weren’t good enough or didn’t deserve something nice. In fact, many people

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