Managing binge eating with distress tolerance

By Deborah Etienne Ward Much of the time binge eating episodes occur following the experience of distress and negative emotions. Binge eating serves as an unhelpful way to manage the feelings that we experience. For a short time after binging some people will feel better. However, in the long term binge eating leads to more negative … Continued

The Necessity of Self-Care Routines

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission; Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig. One of the worst things you can do when you’re experiencing distress is to drop your self-care routine- eating regularly, getting enough sleep, exercising, and doing the small activities that give your life structure and publicly proclaim “Look how much I love … Continued

Why Do I Swell Up? Dehydration, Edema, and the Effects of Purging (Vomiting, Laxatives, and/or Diuretics)

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani. As you all know—and hopefully the rest of the world understands better after National Eating Disorder Awareness Week—eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. Those who purge—either through vomiting or laxative/diuretic abuse—might meet criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or … Continued

BodyMatters welcomes dietitian Sal to the team!

NICKNAME:  Sal QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science, Postgraduate Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma of Education ACHIEVEMENTS: Balancing a career in nutrition and being a mother of three (now) teenage children WHY DID YOU PURSUE DIETETICS? A love of food and a fascination with its integral role in health and wellbeing WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO … Continued

The Value of Seeing a Dietitian in ED Recovery

By Remie Jaggard and Gabriella Barclay When an individual is in treatment for an eating disorder it is important to establish a team of professionals to help support a full recovery. There are many psychological, physical and social effects of having an eating disorder and therefore it is important to engage in treatment with professionals who … Continued

BodyMatters Guest Blog: Eating Disorder Hope – Resources for Recovery

by Courtney Howard Through its partnerships with various treatment centers throughout the United States and internationally, Eating Disorder Hope has become a unique online resource for those in recovery. Anyone struggling with an eating disorder or a loved one can now find an extensive treatment center directory, support group listings, a regularly updated recovery blog, … Continued

BodyMatters recommends: Eight blogs worth reading

By Madalyn Oliver BodyMatters have put together a list of blogs (in no particular order) that we believe may be useful in supporting you on your recovery journey. We understand that some personal narratives can be triggering due to their inclusion of numbers or descriptions that other sufferers may not identify with, so we have … Continued