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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.

December 18, 2017
Get help with these three tips from binge eating expert Dr. Julie Friedman and our National Recovery Advocate Robyn Cruze. Dr. Friedman shares, “when it comes to binge eating, the longer you behave in a certain way, the harder it will be to break those patterns over time. Break the cycle of binge eating now and it will be easier to refrain from binges in the future.” Here's more:

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November 22, 2017
The winter holidays, for many of us who have struggled with eating disorders, can be really hard. Images of joyous wondrous celebrations are dimmed by our reality. Interacting with relatives, dealing with the overload of parties and activities and spending so much money can be overwhelming — not to mention that these are all food-focused holidays. In my binge eating disorder recovery, one of the greatest things I learned was, just like a holiday wish list, this:
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October 30, 2017
Stress eating is simply this: responding to stress by eating. Why does this happen? People stress eat because it works. Cortisol, a hormone produced when stress is released, actually decreases after we eat high-fat, sugary or salty foods. When you reach for a bag of chips or home-baked cookies after a stressful event, it makes sense that you would continue to do so again and again — because it is actually helping you relax!
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September 21, 2017
In a previous blog post, I discussed “food addiction” and compulsive eating. In that blog, I shared hope that treatment for loss of control eating is possible. I believe that we can learn how to create a healthy relationship with food. In today’s blog, I want to explain a little more about the science behind “food addiction.”
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June 22, 2017
Many well-meaning people attempt to stop eating when they are “full.” And most of us assume that this ability — to notice if we feel hungry or full — will come to us easily and naturally. Does every person know how to recognize physical sensations of hunger and fullness? Are stomach cues really enough to rely on, in order to know when to eat and when to stop eating? 
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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.
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October 12, 2016
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September 22, 2016

Find out why talking about weight and dieting with your kids is a very bad idea. Here's what to do, instead, when you're worrying about your child's weight.

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March 29, 2016

Karen Schneller, clinical manager of the Eating Recovery Center in San Francisco, said a spike in extreme eating habits in teenagers and college students has the potential to develop into eating disorders. This is a phenomenon that happens consistently throughout the country. Anxiety and stress about body image can also manifest into an eating disorder.

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March 23, 2016
Learn about the harmful effects of weight stigma on people of all sizes and ways that our culture can change size discrimination. From Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS, the Executive Clinical Director at Eating Recovery Center, Ohio.
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