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

Putting Food Into Perspective

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig. For people who’ve spent a long time engaged in dysregulated eating and are trying to become “normal” eaters, it takes a while to put food into a comfortable perspective. These questions must be asked and answered: Do you see food as a … Continued

Feeling Like the Only One with Your Problem

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission; Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig.   It makes me sad to hear clients or workshop participants say that they feel like the only one with a specific problem. Maybe it’s bingeing, bulimia, or secret eating. Or having a mom with a long-standing drinking problem or a Dad … Continued

What to Do When Diets Fail

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission; Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig. If you’ve heard the “news” that diets don’t work long-term and actually may make you fatter, you may be feeling really glum. It’s bad enough that you sort of guessed from experience that they weren’t succeeding, but now you know it’s not … Continued

How Social Factors Influence Eating

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission; Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig. If you think that who you eat with and what they eat may affect your choice of food and the quantity you consume, you’d be spot on. Or so says the upcoming article, “Social influences on eating” in Current Opinion in Behavioral … Continued