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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 12, 2016
DocumentID: 873
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", causes, "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", "jean alves", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/How-Dieting-Can-Lead-to-Binge-Eating-–-Jean-Alves
October 12, 2016
DocumentID: 872
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "nicole griswold", prognosis, "recovery ambassador", "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Releasing-Shame-in-the-Journey-to-Love-My-Body-N
August 24, 2016

Some people in eating disorder recovery find it hard not to exercise obsessively. But, whatever your thoughts on exercising are, exercise is an important part of sustaining wellness, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Finding a balanced approach to exercise is a vital part of our recovery.

DocumentID: 846
DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/How-to-Find-Balance-with-Exercise-in-Eating-Disord
August 09, 2016
Unable to step away from all the work on your plate? ERC's Robyn Cruze explains how her vacation helped her find a new perspective on life.
DocumentID: 842
DocumentTags: #recoverywednesdays, alumni, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/The-Ultimate-Way-to-Shift-Your-Perspective-on-Life
July 18, 2016

In a very simplified sense, the answer has to do with duration, frequency, and how much it's impacting your life negatively, the last being the most significant, says Julie Friedman, Ph.D., vice president of the Compulsive Overeating Recovery Effort program for Eating Recovery Center's Insight Behavioral Health Centers in Chicago. (With behaviors like bingeing and purging, the standard is usually once a week, taking into account that multiple shorter episodes versus a single longer one are just as problematic.) But when you're not forcing yourself to vomit or overeat—when you just want to reach an equilibrium of healthy and anti-inflammatory and not-that-bad-tasting—the diagnosis is a bit more complicated.

DocumentID: 833
DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, alumni, "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", patients, "signs & symptoms"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/How-Much-Do-You-Have-to-Think-About-Eating-for-It
May 26, 2016
You don't have to be so hard on yourself. Robyn Cruze shares five tips to help you find confidence and build your self-esteem in eating disorder recovery.
DocumentID: 805
DocumentTags: #wednesdayswithrobyn, alumni, patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/5-Ways-to-Improve-Your-Confidence-in-Eating-Disord
May 13, 2016
Do you binge eat or emotionally eat? Learn about treatment for binge eating disorder (BED) and other  related eating disorders.
DocumentID: 798
DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "erc bellevue wa", "lisa geraud", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Wondering-if-You-Need-Help-for-Overeating-–-Lisa
May 12, 2016
Mindfulness is generally associated with lasting improvements in social, emotional, mental, and physical health. Here are three specific benefits of a mindfulness practice: 
DocumentID: 795
DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "dr gina picchiotti", "erc chicago il", mindfulness, "mood & anxiety disorders", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/3-Ways-Mindfulness-Supports-Depression-and-Anxiety
May 04, 2016
Learn about the importance of self-care for parents and caregivers while a loved one is in eating disorder recovery. Dr. Theresa Fassihi shares her insight.
DocumentID: 794
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", "dr theresa fassihi", "erc houston tx", families, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Why-Self-care-is-So-Important-When-a-Child-is-in-R
May 04, 2016
Learn 10 reasons explaining why diets don't work, and why moderation is the key, with tips from nutrition expert Jennifer Lewis of Eating Recovery Center.
DocumentID: 792
DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, alumni, "child & adolescent", "erc dallas tx", families, "jennifer lewis", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/The-Top-10-Things-You-Must-Know-About-Dieting-–-Je
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