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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.


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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August 30, 2017
When we say that a person is addicted, we mean that this person will always have to abstain from the trigger foods enjoyed in the past. We are saying that there is no hope to reintroduce these foods back into one’s diet. We are saying that this person cannot have a healthy relationship with food. I reframe it to patients like this: you are not addicted to food; you are a compulsive eater, treatment is available and there is hope. 
 
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November 20, 2016
If it seems appropriate to reintegrate physical activity back into the daily routine, a mindful and gradual approach is recommended. This is how we help patients with anorexia and bulimia integrate movement back into their lives.
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DocumentTags: "beth riley", "compulsive exercise", diagnosis, families, patients, professionals, treatment
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February 22, 2016
Experts from Eating Recovery Center’s Chicago-area programs describe the problem of timely screening among normal and higher weight patients as well as how providers and eating disorder specialists can improve identification and treatment.
 
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September 08, 2015

Family involvement is key in eating disorder treatment. Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS, Executive Director of Eating Recovery Center of Austin and trusted eating disorder expert, outlines the role of the family in fostering sustainable recovery.

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May 06, 2015
Eating Recovery Center of California’s Executive Director, Jennifer Lombardi, MFT answers important questions about exercise compulsion and its treatment.
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March 30, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions about Eating Disorder Treatment provided by Eating Recovery Center. 
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