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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.


January 24, 2020
What recovery has stopped is our defeat. The ocean – the eating disorder – will not overcome us. Instead, we’ve learned to swim. For some of us, maybe we are just treading water. “Does it ever stop?” Well, my urges to binge have quelled, but I still have the same brain. I am the same being. It’s just that, after recovery, I have a whole new set of skills.
 
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January 16, 2020
A family-based treatment model is such a necessary component to treatment that we require parents (or surrogate others) to participate in our programs. By engaging and supporting families in treatment, we can address family dynamics, communication patterns, stressors within the family and other experiences. 
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr susan mcclanahan", families, "mood & anxiety disorders", professionals
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January 15, 2020
Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder, but it is the least talked about. And I’m not in the business of diagnosing someone, especially a character, but watching Kate’s story play out was like looking in a mirror. 
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "kara richardson whitely", "kate this is us", "this is us"
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January 14, 2020
As friends and family members, it’s so hard to watch someone suffer. We want our loved ones to be happy. In this blog post, I share a number of in-depth tips to show you how to support someone struggling with binge eating. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", families, "laura lange", patients
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January 14, 2020
Binge eating disorder is both under-diagnosed and yet the most prevalent eating disorder. In fact, there are 2.5 times more people with binge eating disorder than with anorexia and bulimia combined. When we are willing to acknowledge that binge eating disorder is a real illness, we can also be willing to do the work necessary to beat it — and, thankfully, there are resources in place to help us do the work.
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", events, "kara richardson whitely", "national eating disorder awareness week", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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January 14, 2020
How did I get to the point where I could brush off her comment without spiraling back into my eating disorder? I did not suddenly wake up one morning — fully recovered — thinking, “You know what? I really love and admire everything about my body today.” Recovery has been a gradual, ongoing process — as I practice accepting my body and appreciating its aesthetics and function. I know I’m not alone in having to learn how to accept and appreciate my body. Here are some suggestions for you to consider that may help you learn to love and accept your body, too:
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January 14, 2020
For anyone who exercises, it’s important to ask ourselves broadly: are there any negative consequences occurring from exercise? A number of patients in treatment for eating disorders have, at some point, struggled with compulsive exercise. It is important for those in treatment to assess their views of exercise and to identify when exercise is getting to be unhealthy or compulsive — and to help prevent getting to the point where physical health consequences occur.
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DocumentTags: "alex colianni", alumni, "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "erc illinois", families, patients, professionals
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January 14, 2020
To the older women struggling: Remember that you are not alone, you deserve a fulfilling life, and if you are willing, you have help on this journey. I will say that recovery has not been an easy journey. I have had my ups and downs, but it has been so worth it! I am an older woman, now 52, living with contentment, peace and joy. Shame and fear no longer call the shots in my life.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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January 14, 2020

Seeking help for binge eating disorder often involves overcoming feelings of shame, isolation, and, perhaps worst of all, the fear that there is no end to this cycle. Once you’ve recognized and begun to address your binge eating behaviors, it’s reasonable to want the people in your life closest to you – especially your partner – to support those efforts. So, what do you do when your partner shows up after work with your go-to binge food? Dr. Ashley Solomon shares her insight.

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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
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January 10, 2020
Strengthening our relationships with our bodies is a long and challenging process. However, with commitment, perseverance, strength, hope, and support, we can learn to develop a healthy and loving body image. Thankfully, there are many ways to do this:
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, families, patients, professionals
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