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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.

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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Body Image: Why We Must Keep Talking About it – Robyn Cruze

July 25, 2016

Teaching my daughters about their bodies and the food they eat is one thing. Teaching them to deal with what other people say about these things is a whole different ball game. Here are examples of recent conversations I’ve had with my daughters that made me think hard about what I am teaching my children about…

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Ever Heard of ‘Drunkorexia’? 4 Diet Fad Behaviors That May Actually Be Eating Disorders

July 20, 2016

ESSENCE.com talked with Bonnie Brennan, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, Eating Recovery Center, to get the lowdown on these disorders, how to spot them and how to deal.  Drunkorexia What it is: Drunkorexia refers to the behaviors of restricting food intake in preparation for a night of drinking, Brennan says.…

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The New Eating Disorders: Drunkorexia, Brideorexia and …

July 19, 2016

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, recently wrote an article that was featured on Betterafter50.com. One of the gifts I’ve received in mid-life is to be able to see more clearly the different ways in which all people struggle and the choices we make to deal…

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How Much Do You Have to Think About Eating for It to Become a Disorder?

July 18, 2016

We all do it, but don’t you feel just a little f*cked up? Eating lunch in order of least-to-most bloat risk, starting with the vegetables and ending with whatever it is on your plate you’d rather have bitten into first. Reading one of those grocery-shopping guides for “neurotic eaters” concerned about cabbages feeling pain. Reading—and…

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This Young Woman Is Sharing Her Anorexia Journey on Instagram

July 18, 2016

Sarah Francati isn’t your average teenager. The 19-year-old college student from New York is sharing her recovery from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa on social media. And as a result, thousands of people are cheering her on while many others are seeking guidance. “I made the account a year ago to keep myself focused,” she…

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This Is The Truth About Recovering From Bulimia – Bonnie Brennan on SELF.com

July 14, 2016

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, was recently featured in an article on SELF.com discussing the difficulties of bulimia recovery. On the most recent episode of “Real Housewives of New York City,” cast member Jules Wainstein discussed her ongoing struggle with bulimia. Here’s why experts say…

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Being Overweight and Having an Eating Disorder — Laura Lange

July 14, 2016

People often mistakenly believe that they cannot be overweight and have an eating disorder. The truth is that eating disorders affect people of all sizes. Could you have an eating disorder? In treatment, people tell me many things. They are able to list a litany of crash diets, liquid diets, exercise regimens and diet pills that they…

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