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It is time to release the negative thoughts about yourself so that you can reach your full potential and become healthy and strong again. The following are 5 challenges that will build up your confidence. By taking charge of your life and accomplishing your goals, cultivating self compassion, connecting to your friends, sharing your voice, and doing fun activities, you will gain the confidence and willpower to overcome any challenges that may come your way.
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Art therapy incorporates visual arts, such as drawing, painting and other art forms with counseling and therapy. This simple, expressive practice can help you acknowledge your feelings and emotions by putting words and images together for reflection and exploration. There is a point within the recovery process where you are looking forward, making plans and using learned tools to create structure within your day.
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For individuals suffering from anorexia and bulimia, the brain plays a fundamental role in their response to food. Although environmental risk factors such as social media, peers, and familial expectations contribute to feelings of anxiousness about weight and self-image, there is increasing evidence that the brain also plays a major role in the development of an eating disorder.
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As Diana grew up, she was exposed to unhealthy attitudes about food and body image in the world of competitive dance. “I was around eating disorders and disordered eating way more than I realized,” she said. This exposure, in combination with her love and passion for food, cooking, and science, inspired her to pursue a career in nutrition, and Diana eventually became a Registered Dietitian (RD).
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Two hallmarks of the winter holiday season are spending time with family and partaking in festive feasts. For individuals working on recovery from an eating disorder, both of these aspects can present quite a challenge. It can also be confusing and frustrating for family members and friends of someone in recovery as they try to support them at this time.
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For individuals struggling with eating disorders, loving your body may seem like a nice idea, but out of reach. It may be hard enough to fuel your body with the food it needs, let alone give it love. But really, feeding yourself appropriately is an act of love, and a celebration of your body and yourself.
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A crucial step in recovering from an eating disorder is realizing you are not alone. The shame that surrounds eating disorders often leads people to remain silent about their struggles. And in isolation, an eating disorder grows.
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Increasingly, eating disorder recovery coaches are opening up to clients about their own experience healing from an eating disorder. Such transparency in eating disorder treatment is a relatively new phenomenon--and it’s gaining momentum, as coaches modeling that recovery is possible has proven to be notably beneficial for many clients.
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Students with eating disorders often develop a complicated relationship between their education and their health. On campuses, comparisons among peers (of both appearance and academic standing) and high performance expectations breed perfectionism, a hallmark quality for many eating disorders. It’s both normal and encouraged to prioritize academic achievement over sleep, food, and other self-caring activities.
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It can be confusing, sad, scary, and frustrating to live with a sibling who has an eating disorder. You may not know how to talk to them, or how to take care of yourself during the stressful stages of their treatment and recovery. Consider the following tips from individuals who have successfully navigated the eating disorder recovery journey with their siblings.