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 … Read more The Brain Over Binge Recovery Guide – Kathryn Hansen (Book Review)
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 … Read more What Is Calorie Counting? (Practical Tips For Stopping Counting Calories)
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 … Read more What Is OSFED? (Formerly: What Is EDNOS?)
There are times when we all want to escape from situations, people and surroundings that we are in and that is possible through daydreaming but unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), that is only short lived and we soon come back to the real world. However, there are people who do experience dissociation frequently and longer term. … Read more What Are Dissociative Disorders?
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 … Read more Let’s Talk About Relapsing (And Our Top Tips For When You Relapse)