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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Beating the Eating Disorder (the Secondary Symptoms)

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What I call the “secondary” symptoms of an eating disorder (described here) are often the trickiest to not only beat but even to spot. The trick to recognizing these little buggers is that they stick around even after the primary symptoms (binging, purging, restricting) dissipate. These are tiny little rituals and behaviours that keep the

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Beating the Eating Disorder (the Primary Symptoms)

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As a follow up to my definitions for primary symptoms post, I would like to share how I personally overcame the primary eating disorder symptoms. Purging – This was a particularly hard symptom to overcome, I often had urges for hours and found it next to impossible to keep food down. The first thing I

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Thoughts on Letting Go and Finding Hope

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Recovering from and eating disorder is one of the scariest things a person can do. It’s not like other illnesses or addictions – people with eating disorders often have more reasons to stay with their disorder than to leave it, I know when I took a closer look at my willingness and ambiguity in recovery

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Thoughts on Regret in Recovery

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Regret: to feel sorrow or remorse, to think with a sense of loss disappointment of dissatisfaction, a feeling of sorrow or remorse for a fault or act. Regret is a very common feeling for those with eating disorders and is present throughout the illness and early recovery stages. When active in the disorder sufferers often

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