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Every day at The Recover Clinic brings new experiences, challenges and emotions in the battle to overcome eating disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Hear from our therapists, our clients, and others struggling with these illnesses as they share their stories and advice.

Let’s Talk About Insomnia

Let’s Talk About Insomnia

Let’s Talk About Insomnia

“Insomnia is the name given to the condition where you are regularly unable to fall asleep or remain asleep for a long enough period of time. As a result, insomnia can have a negative impact on your mood, energy levels, concentration, relationships, ability to stay awake throughout the day and ability to complete simple daily tasks” – Mental Health Foundation …

The Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide – Kathryn Hansen (Book Review)

The Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide – Kathryn Hansen (Book Review)

The Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide – Kathryn Hansen (Book Review)

Have you ever been told by a medical professional or simply heard the popular theory that a binge eating disorder is a mechanism you have developed as a coping strategy? Kathryn Hansen disagrees wholeheartedly with this theory and explains all in The Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide – a follow up to Hansen’s first book – Brain Over Binge. Boldly stating that this book …

What Is Calorie Counting? (Practical Tips For Stopping Counting Calories)

What Is Calorie Counting? (Practical Tips For Stopping Counting Calories)

What Is Calorie Counting? (Practical Tips For Stopping Counting Calories)

What Are Calories? The amount of energy in an item of food is measured in calories. Our bodies need energy to keep us alive – to live, breathe, move, keep our organs functioning normally and to provide the fuel we need to do the things we enjoy doing. Wherever we look these days, it can be pretty difficult to escape …

What Is OSFED? (Formerly: What Is EDNOS?)

What Is OSFED? (Formerly: What Is EDNOS?)

What Is OSFED? (Formerly: What Is EDNOS?)

OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder) is the new and updated description that replaces the eating disorder category formerly called EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). OSFED is an eating disorder classification for those who do not meet the diagnostic criteria for any other eating disorders. Those who fall under OSFED have features that closely resemble anorexia nervosa, bulimia …

Let’s Talk About Relapsing (And Our Top Tips For When You Relapse)

Let’s Talk About Relapsing (And Our Top Tips For When You Relapse)

Let’s Talk About Relapsing (And Our Top Tips For When You Relapse)

Relapsing is a completely normal part of the recovery process. Whether you experience this once or multiple times, work on letting go of the shame and fear it brings. The more it happens, the more we can become exposed to a feeling of hopelessness. Instead, show yourself compassion and forgive yourself for being unwell. Although it is difficult to accept, …

How to Cope with Weight Gain in Recovery

How to Cope with Weight Gain in Recovery

How to Cope with Weight Gain in Recovery

Eating Disorders Are Not About The Food The extreme anxiety at meal times and debilitating body insecurities are undeniably real and overwhelmingly consuming when you suffer with an eating disorder. But these are the symptoms of the problem, NOT the problem itself. An eating disorder is an emotional illness that manifests itself THROUGH the food but what’s going on underneath …

Debunking The 10 Most Common Eating Disorder Myths

Debunking The 10 Most Common Eating Disorder Myths

Debunking The 10 Most Common Eating Disorder Myths

Eating disorders are sadly misunderstood. There is widespread confusion and even stigma surrounding mental health in general, but add in the fact that eating disorders can be so visible and it’s no wonder sufferers can find their illness compounded by a lack of understanding from those around them. To spread awareness of eating disorders, we’ve put together some truths & …

Taking The Plunge (Starting Your Recovery Journey)

Taking The Plunge (Starting Your Recovery Journey)

Taking The Plunge (Starting Your Recovery Journey)

Today we welcome The Recover Clinic graduate, Christina Cameron to our blog to talk about why that first step of asking for help is so important for your recovery… I was approached recently by a friend who told me she tried to make herself sick. I had noticed some disordered behaviour with her and food before this point, but she …