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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.


May 24, 2017
In our clinic, those who seek help for binge eating disorder (BED), night eating syndrome (NES), and loss of control eating (LOC) tend to skip meals, eat light during some meals and heavy during others, graze one day and eat a lot of food the next. This random timing of meals can make binge eating and associated problems worse. Here’s how:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", "health risks", patients, treatment
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April 26, 2017
Sleep is one of the most overlooked and one of the most important aspects of binge eating disorder recovery. Good sleep offers many benefits to our physical and emotional health. Lack of sleep can affect our mood, our appetite and our eating behaviors. Here's how to improve your sleep in eating disorder recovery.
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DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", patients, treatment
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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.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "kara richardson whitely", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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March 01, 2017
Most of the patients that we see with binge eating disorder are not moving at all. Those who have tried exercise programs in the past may have done it primarily to lose weight. Instead of looking at exercise as a tool to help you lose weight fast, think about physical activity as something to look forward to. If you are having fun moving, you are more likely to do it more frequently.
DocumentID: 1919
DocumentTags: #foodforthought, "alex colianni", "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", patients, professionals
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January 16, 2017
Binge Eating Disorder doesn’t just affect individuals, it affects relationships. When Binge Eating Disorder is left untreated, it can even destroy a marriage. The longer this behavior continues, the harder it is to stop. Take action today to take care of yourself. Take action today to support your partner.
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DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", families, patients, professionals
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November 01, 2016
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", erp, "exposure & response prevention", "laura lange", patients
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October 12, 2016
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", causes, "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", "jean alves", patients
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August 09, 2016
We are now seeing a number of eating disorder-related concerns in patients who undergo bariatric surgery. In essence, bariatric surgery won't cure your eating disorder. Here are six reasons why:
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DocumentTags: "bariatric surgery", "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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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.
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DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", "laura lange", patients
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May 26, 2016
Eating Recovery Center offers eating disorder treatment programs for people with overweight bodies. Patients in these programs are overweight or obese and also struggle with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, night eating, emotional eating and/or stress eating. These programs offer intensive multidisciplinary treatment for adults, including medical, psychiatric, behavioral and nutritional care. It is not an obesity treatment program or a weight management program. Unlike traditional weight loss programs, we recognize that both behavioral and biological factors contribute to being overweight, and that many overweight or obese individuals have a co-occurring eating disorder. This program offers a comprehensive treatment solution to normalize eating patterns, stabilize medical comorbidities, control weight and improve quality of life issues.
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", bulimia, "compulsive overeating", "dr ralph carson", patients, professionals, "signs & symptoms"
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