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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center, 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.

How to Find Balance with Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery — Robyn Cruze

August 24, 2016

I’d rather have poked myself in the eye than exercise when I first entered eating disorder recovery. When I was ill, I exercised to support my illness’s daily demands. So when I was in recovery, I stopped exercising altogether. Some people in eating disorder recovery find it hard not to exercise obsessively. But, whatever your thoughts on exercising are,…

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3 “P’s” for Recovery: Passion, Power and Purpose — Robyn Cruze

August 18, 2016

Lately I have been reflecting on my own recovery journey and on what has kept me inspired to recover for all these years. Nothing could prepare me for the gifts that recovery and utilizing the three “P’s” would give me. “What are the three ‘P’s’?” you ask. The three “P’s” are my personal keys to finding…

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10 Ways to Be a Body-Positive Parent — Jeana Cost

August 18, 2016

I have a six-year-old son. He loves art and music and he wants to be a DJ when he gets older. About once a week, someone asks him to “show his muscles.” I also have an eleven-year-old daughter. She is active and carefree and always confides in me. One of her last confessions was “candy…

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Need Information on Eating Disorders? We Can Help! — Millie Plotkin

August 18, 2016

Have you heard of the Eating Disorders Information Gateway? The Eating Disorders Information Gateway (EDIG) is a resource offered by the Eating Recovery Foundation. This website provides a single portal where anyone looking for information on eating disorders can access a variety of materials. Millie Plotkin, Informationist for Eating Recovery Center and partner programs, has…

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6 Reasons Why Bariatric Surgery Won’t Cure Your Eating Disorder — Dr. Julie Friedman

August 9, 2016

While there is no sure way to achieve and maintain weight loss, bariatric surgery is considered the most aggressive (and most effective) treatment for obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. Patients often turn to bariatric surgery in the hopes of: Losing weight and maintaining the weight lost Improving their health Achieving a better quality of life While…

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The Ultimate Way to Shift Your Perspective on Life — Robyn Cruze

August 9, 2016

I took a one-week vacation from work. That sounds normal, right? Not for me. I’ve never done that before. One or two days away, yes. One week away, absolutely not. Well, I decided that I’ll be doing it again and here’s why. Before I left on my trip, I highly doubted that I would be…

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10 Things Parents Need to Know About Eating Disorders — Dr. Ovidio Bermudez

August 9, 2016

It’s not your fault. We want all parents to know that you are not to blame for your child’s eating disorder. Eating disorders stem from the interaction between your child’s genes and his or her environment. These genetic and environmental factors are largely uncontrollable — there is no one cause of eating disorders — and…

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Eating Disorder Recovery in College: 7 Tips to Help You Cope — Dr. Casey Tallent

July 28, 2016

To those of you heading back to school or going off to college for the first time, know that there are many things you can do now to help you navigate this exciting, but often scary time. College culture can be particularly difficult for those with eating disorders. Remaining focused on eating disorder recovery in college…

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Mobilizing ePatients: How Technology is Engaging Eating Disorder Patients and Increasing Access

July 27, 2016

Mobile technology puts a powerful tool for eating disorder recovery at the fingertips of patients and providers. Don’t miss this powerful session on this topic at the upcoming Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference on August 12 and 13 in Denver, Colorado.  Learn more and register for the conference. Led by Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS…

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Is Weight Bias Affecting Your Loved One’s Eating Disorder Recovery? — Dr. Ashley Solomon

July 25, 2016

  If you are reading this post from somewhere on Planet Earth, but particularly if you are in the Western Hemisphere, you almost certainly possess a degree of weight bias. The good news is that this means that you are absolutely normal and are likely an engaged member of society! The bad news is that…

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