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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:
DocumentID: 2023
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", "health risks", patients, treatment
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May 18, 2017
We are saddened that the world has lost musician Chris Cornell to depression and suicide. He will be forever remembered for his haunting lyrics and voice that so many of us connected with.
DocumentID: 2019
DocumentTags: alumni, "chris cornell", "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, suicide
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May 17, 2017
While raising a teenager can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be very challenging. A complicating factor is that normal teen behavior and eating disordered-behavior can sometimes look very similar! In this blog, we share insight for parents of teenagers in eating disorder recovery.
DocumentID: 2018
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "courtney morton", "erc austin tx", families, "jenni schaefer", patients, professionals
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May 15, 2017
Those us who are familiar with mental health illnesses know that oftentimes sufferers mask their symptoms. Nowhere is that more true than in social media. As the nation kicks off Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to showcase Instagram's  partnership with Troian Bellisario as part of #HereForYou campaign.
DocumentID: 2017
DocumentTags: alumni, depression, families, instagram, "mental health", patients, "troian bellisario"
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May 12, 2017
I could easily let my son’s eating disorder consume me (pardon the pun). I could easily let it define me. However, I refuse to give it that much power. Yes, my son’s eating disorder is forever a part of the fabric of my motherhood. But, I can control how I manage my thoughts and feelings. For me, I do this through making the conscious decision to live a life of gratitude.
 
DocumentID: 2016
DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, professionals, treatment
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May 09, 2017
Last week we celebrated Eating Recovery Day with the theme “#DontMissIt.” Our goal was to come together as a community to talk about eating disorders in as many ways and places as we could. We are overwhelmed by your support and commitment to increasing awareness and removing the stigma about eating disorders. Today, we would like to showcase just some of your truly inspiring contributions to Eating Recovery Day 2017.
DocumentID: 2015
DocumentTags: "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients, professionals, "recovery ambassador"
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May 01, 2017
Krista Erickson shares a centering, calming and grounding meditation today for #SelfCareSaturday. Take ten minutes out of your day today to tune inward and tune out anything is causing you stress. Relax and enjoy.
DocumentID: 2011
DocumentTags: #selfcaresaturday, alumni, "krista erickson", meditation, patients
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April 27, 2017
I was the only male in my treatment center and yet I felt like we were all speaking the same language. In treatment, I learned that I was not alone and that recovery was possible — though it would be a few more years before I fully started to embrace recovery.
DocumentID: 2008
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "eric dorsa", families, males, patients, "recovery ambassador"
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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.
DocumentID: 1955
DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", patients, treatment
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April 26, 2017
We applaud these celebrities who consistently use their public platform to speak out against body shaming and encourage body positivity. For those who’ve experienced their own struggles with eating disorders, we are grateful that they have honestly and bravely told their story as a way to raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental illnesses.
DocumentID: 1989
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "body positivity", bulimia, families, patients, "treatment results"
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