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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 15, 2018
Most of us start out with a strong, intuitive sense of our bodies' physiological needs; our bodies give us signals of hunger and fullness, and we start or stop eating accordingly. For many of us, though, the hungry/full signal-response pattern is more complicated. And, if we have a history of disordered eating behaviors, like restricting our food or binge eating, our ability to detect and respond to our body’s cues can really suffer.
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March 14, 2018
While there are some conflicting studies on artificial sweeteners and human health, several recent studies give us pause and make us question the excess consumption of beverages and foods containing artificial sweetener. This doesn’t mean that the occasional consumption of artificial sweeteners or an occasional diet soda is bad. However, heavy consumption of artificial sweeteners is likely to, at some point, affect your health. But how much is too much?
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January 24, 2018

Seeking help for binge eating disorder often involves overcoming feelings of shame, isolation, and, perhaps worst of all, the fear that there is no end to this cycle. Once you’ve recognized and begun to address your binge eating behaviors, it’s reasonable to want the people in your life closest to you – especially your partner – to support those efforts. So, what do you do when your partner shows up after work with your go-to binge food? Dr. Ashley Solomon shares her insight.

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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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October 25, 2017
If you have binge eating disorder, it does not mean you lack self-control. It means that you suffer from a mental illness that requires specialized therapeutic care. There is no shame in having BED and there is no shame in seeking professional help. Since binge eating disorder is a serious illness, many health insurance policies DO cover binge eating treatment. We explain:
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October 17, 2017
How do you successfully navigate the holidays while in treatment for — or recovery from — binge eating disorder? ERC’s Binge Eating Treatment & Recovery (BETR) Program shares many simple and empowering coping tools and techniques that you can apply each day in recovery.
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October 02, 2017
For years, I tried to hide within my body. When I was 9 years old, I hid from my parents’ fighting by binge eating in the pantry. The sounds of my chewing drowned out the sounds of their accusations. Of course, I was terrified as they screamed accusations at me. So, I hid. Here's my story about how I was finally found.
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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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