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5 Common Statements an Eating Recovery Psychologist Says We All Need to Avoid

January 6, 2023
The Healthy
In this piece, Dr. Allison Chase highlights the importance of minding our language (to ourselves and others) about food, exercise, and our bodies.

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If you grew up in a generation when much of an individual’s worth was based on their appearance, you might be relieved to observe some parts of our society moving toward a more celebratory spirit about varied body types. But for many kids, and even some of us adults, social media pressures are real. We grownups need to continuously exemplify the beliefs that a healthy body is what’s important, and what we can achieve with physical strength and psychological self-assurance is how make an impact in our world—that the way we look is only one part of who we are.

To do our part in helping our culture move into this more supportive direction, it can be worth continuously examining our own attitudes about food, exercise and health. As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor, and from my 25 years in the field of eating disorder and mental health treatment for both children and adults, the following are beliefs we need to reframe for our own wellbeing…as well as that of people we care about.


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