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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.


January 14, 2020
For anyone who exercises, it’s important to ask ourselves broadly: are there any negative consequences occurring from exercise? A number of patients in treatment for eating disorders have, at some point, struggled with compulsive exercise. It is important for those in treatment to assess their views of exercise and to identify when exercise is getting to be unhealthy or compulsive — and to help prevent getting to the point where physical health consequences occur.
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DocumentTags: "alex colianni", alumni, "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "erc illinois", families, patients, professionals
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January 14, 2020
To the older women struggling: Remember that you are not alone, you deserve a fulfilling life, and if you are willing, you have help on this journey. I will say that recovery has not been an easy journey. I have had my ups and downs, but it has been so worth it! I am an older woman, now 52, living with contentment, peace and joy. Shame and fear no longer call the shots in my life.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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January 14, 2020

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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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
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January 10, 2020
Strengthening our relationships with our bodies is a long and challenging process. However, with commitment, perseverance, strength, hope, and support, we can learn to develop a healthy and loving body image. Thankfully, there are many ways to do this:
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, families, patients, professionals
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January 10, 2020
I want the general public to treat people with mental illness the same as those with a physical disease like cancer or a broken leg. Treat these people with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Show them compassion and understanding. Just like with cancer or heart disease, you never know when mental illness will strike you or your family. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "anorexia nervosa", families, "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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January 02, 2020
On January 12, 2020, I’m going to take the next step to help others to “move mountains” in their lives. My first ever Moving Mountains Retreat will be held in Summit, NJ, and I couldn’t be more excited. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
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DocumentTags: "chrissy metz", events, "kara richardson whitely", "moving mountains retreat", "this is us"
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December 30, 2019
I realized that I had been putting off my own passion and joy because I’m too busy tending to the outside stuff — you know, all the stuff that grabs us with urgency. It’s easy to fall into this trap believing that if we can just complete all this stuff, then life will feel more in control, freer and joyful.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "new year", patients, "robyn cruze"
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December 30, 2019
Americans’ top New Year’s resolutions are often to become more physically fit and lose weight. Because dieting and over-exercising are two activities that commonly contribute to the development of eating disorders, we caution against diving headfirst into a resolution focused on reducing body size, particularly if you have a family history of eating disorders.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "bonnie brennan", "erc denver co", families, patients
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December 30, 2019
The start of a new year offers us an opportunity to think about plans for the future, goals, hopes and dreams. It is a great time to be working on recovery.
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DocumentTags: families, foundation, "new year", patients, treatment
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December 30, 2019
Before you launch into your New Year's Resolutions, take a minute to bring yourself into the moment, find your breath. Once you feel calm and your breathing is even, begin by asking yourself these three simple questions...
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "new year", patients
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