Strong bones are healthy bones. 44 million Americans are at risk for bone loss which can lead to osteoporosis: brittle/porous bones, loss of height or stunted growth. Of those diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, 75% will have bone density loss. Additionally, malnutrition can occur at any weight, leading to bone loss.
PREPARING ALL YOUR OWN MEALS. Including avoidance of eating out or social gatherings around food and packing your meals. These are all ways we control our food, how it is prepared, the ingredients etc. Depending on the stage of your recovery, it may be time to challenge this form of control.
The day has arrived when your treatment team (including you of course) agree…
Feeling motivated to make some lifetime health changes? NOW is always a good time! Create strategies that get results.
Knowing and preventing the loss of nutrients in your food will optimize your overall nutrition status.
Sunshine, warmth finally arrives, we are free to shed our winter coats and woolen leggings, trade them in for shorts, skirts and tank tops….HURRAH!!! Right? Well maybe…for my clients with eating disorders or disordered eating, this can be a very difficult time of year.
Juicing is best when we use fresh vegetables and fruits (pealed or not), blended with yogurt, ice, milk, etc to add texture and flavor. It is also reasonable to enjoy them in a more simple/pure form. Here is a list of tips and guidelines to get the most out of this great idea.
Do you go into a meal worried about how you will feel after? Does this affect where you eat and prevent you from enjoying social situations? My clients with and without eating disorders have shared these concerns in our sessions. Serious physical discomfort should be addressed with your doctor to rule out medical complications.
Recovery is difficult, not impossible. I asked several past clients to share a part of their story. Perhaps you can identify something about them or what worked, to reach your own goals. I can assure you, they all worked hard, fell and got back up, over and over. Recovery is a process. You can do it.
Holiday foods can produce elevated anxiety and stress due to the negative labels on foods or ingredients and the fear of “over doing it”. This often results in an unhealthy obsession with being healthy. No single food, meal or day can produce health risks that touch the damage from ED symptoms. Fundamental in the recovery process is all foods in moderation and balance.