As with the ever-present fear that the metabolism “is broken” many in recovery experience the disconnections between hunger, physical fullness and emotional satiation and worry that the entire energy balance system is “broken” as well.
Our Western culture has a messianic focus on turning losers into winners. I reject outright this narrow dichotomy being used as a way to define the human condition...
Some facets of eating disorder-driven behaviors are more socially reinforced than others and exercise is certainly perceived as a life-affirming, stress-relieving behavior that can have no down side.
Part 1 of Phases of Recovery looks at what an eating disorder is, how it's identified and what the prognosis and outcomes are.
Part 2 of Phases of Recovery providing you with some information on how to determine when an eating disorder is present.
In part 3 of Phases of Recovery we review some risks, misdiagnoses and possible complications associated with the recovery process.
Part 4 of the Phases of Recovery looks at the calorie intake guidelines in some depth and discusses the necessity of restorative eating.
The Homeodynamic Recovery Method (HDRM) comprises four phases toward remission of an eating disorder: initial re-feeding, the neither/nor phase, the must-be-done-by-now phase, and the high-risk final phase.
Water retention. Massive water retention. Water retention that hurts. Water retention that aches. Water retention that makes you look pregnant...
Extreme hunger is a common experience for almost everyone undergoing recovery from any kind of eating disorder. Next to the presence of edema (water retention), extreme hunger is one of the most anxiety-provoking elements of recovery.
Like all good internet memes, you go to Know Your Meme to learn that an ironic appreciation for stock photography includes a lot of photos of women laughing alone with salad as well as women struggling to drink water and men laughing alone with fruit salad.
So in this post we’re going to look at recovery specifically through the lens of wanting to have children.