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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.


March 23, 2017
If you’re obsessing about your shape, it’s helpful to know the difference between two mental illnesses: eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. Both disorders are associated with depression and low self-esteem. It can be really confusing to tell these two disorders apart.
 
March 22, 2017
If you exercise frequently — despite severe negative consequences — you could have a problem. Do these signs of compulsive exercise seem familiar to you?
March 21, 2017
Binge eating disorder (BED) is now the most common type of eating disorder. Sadly, only about 30 percent of those with the condition seek treatment – many times because people do not realize that binge eating is, in fact, an eating disorder. We share the myths and realities of BED with you here.
March 21, 2017
In the April 2017 issue of Vogue magazine, Selena Gomez opens up about her experiences with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Gomez states in the Vogue interview, “DBT has completely changed my life.” If you're wondering what DBT is, our expert explains.
March 07, 2017
Society tells us that there is a right and wrong way to eat, that certain foods are “good” and others are “bad.” But, food is just food; it doesn’t have a moral value. If I eat intuitively and take perfectionism out of the kitchen, I will eat in a balanced way. And my body will achieve its own ideal weight, which is not a perfect number in a magazine.
February 15, 2017
We all need skills to harness anxiety, manage fear, and gain control in what feels like an out of control situation. It’s important to learn and practice these skills to reduce the risk of burnout, harmful levels of stress that reduce the effectiveness of our immune system, disrupted sleep, and a higher susceptibility to depression.
February 10, 2017
Making up worst-case scenarios in my head was once a common theme. It was how I woke up every morning. Daily, I’d walk around with panic as my constant companion; a sense of doom dictated my every move. Now, I can fact-check all situations, reducing lingering anxiety.
January 25, 2017
Rampant heart health messages about diet and weight loss may also inadvertently prompt disordered thinking about “good” and “bad” foods and restrictive eating, which ultimately tend to fuel food cravings and out-of-control eating. Here's what to do instead.
January 25, 2017
As we enter a new year full of new hope and new possibilities, we’d like to share this sweet letter written by a former ERC patient. Her words show us all how important recovery is.
January 09, 2017
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