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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.


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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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", families, "kara richardson whitely", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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August 23, 2017
Many patients complain about difficulty controlling their eating behaviors at night. They describe feeling small urges to eat during the day and then constant urges to eat between dinner and bedtime. If you are in the habit of binge eating at night, you can reduce this tendency. Dr. Friedman suggests that you integrate these tips into your routine: 
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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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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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", causes, "compulsive overeating", "dr ralph carson", families, patients, professionals
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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 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.
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DocumentTags: #foodforthought, "alex colianni", "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", 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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