Understanding the Binge Cycle

The binge cycle might just be the most useful tool in understanding why we binge and how to stop. Read on to learn not only what this cycle comprises but how you can personalize this to your needs and learn where in this cycle you need to get to work. This is a super important one… it’s the philosophy and conceptual model I have used in helping clients recover from binge eating and it very closely resembles what I went through and what the research indicates… so don’t miss out!

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What is Rumination Syndrome?

We cap off the six major eating disorders with rumination, arguably the least widely understood of them all. Though at first glance this might bear a strong resemblance to purging disorder, rumination is in fact a completely distinct phenomenon from purging. Its etiology and pathophysiology carry some important ramifications for the future of functional GI disorder treatment. Read on for an enlightening look into this nebulous disorder!

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What is Pica?

We are back again with the 5th installment of this series. Today’s piece dives into another eating disorder newly given its independent status in the DSM 5. Read on to learn what pica is, how it is diagnosed, what dangers it poses, why it arises, how it is treated, and much more!

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I'm the #9 Result for One of the Deadliest Google Searches

I wrote this article after realizing I rank as one of the top results for this one extremely deadly search. I can only hope to facilitate a very necessary discussion for the eating disorder recovery sphere with this.

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What is ARFID?

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a disorder new to the DSM 5, which builds upon what was formerly known as Feeding Disorder of Infancy and Early Childhood. Read on to learn about what exactly this disorder of “pathological picky eating” really entails and why it could be even more deadly than anorexia.

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What is Binge-Eating Disorder?

Today we discuss the most prevalent eating disorder, binge-eating disorder (BED). While the binge component of this disorder is similar to that in bulimia nervosa (BN), there are a lot of important distinctions here worth reviewing. Enjoy!

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What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Day 2 of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is upon us, and today I have for you another comprehensive review. This time, we are taking a look at the second most well-known DSM-identified eating disorder: bulimia nervosa.

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15 Myths About Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating sounds at first to be as simple as it gets. Just eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Here are 15 of the most pervasive myths surrounding the intuitive eating approach, complete with discussion on where you’ll hear them and what the truth really is.

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Stimulant Abuse in Bodybuilding

In today’s blog post, we tackle an oddly hushed issue in the world of bodybuilding: stimulant abuse. This is something that was a large part of the disordered eating behaviors in my own bodybuilding history and is something I know for a fact loads of others engage in. Read on to understand why this is so dangerous and what to do about it.

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Can Intuitive Eating Ever "Go Wrong"?

The #1 response I get when it comes to intuitive eating is something to the effect of “If I were to eat intuitively, I’d eat everything in sight!” Today’s blog post addresses this concern and explains whether it’s possible for intuitive eating to ever “go wrong.”

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Are There Any Foods You SHOULDN'T Eat?

Are there any foods you should keep off limits? Is restriction EVER a good idea? To answer this, we dive into the 5 major reasons someone might restrict a certain food or food group from their diet. We look at each of these and arrive at a real answer. This is super helpful if you’re still unsure about the concept of intuitive eating and Food Freedom.

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The #1 Reason You’re Stuck in the Binge Cycle

If you're going through binge-eating behaviors and are afraid they may never stop, or that nothing you've tried has worked, don't worry, you're not alone... I was in that EXACT same place years ago. But I ended up making a full and permanent recovery from my binge-eating. My relationship with food now is better than it's ever been, and I think the reason I'm sharing with you today could be a big piece of the puzzle in your own recovery journey!

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Eating Disorders: A Family's Experience

This guest post from Pam Nugent is as profoundly important as it is tragic. She describes the intense eating disorder experience her late son Laurence and her family had to go through. But she also leaves us with an incredibly important takeaway, about men with eating disorders and the importance of a family network.

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Can You Be Body-Positive While Changing Your Body?

This guest blog post from emotional eating coach Sasha Fardell tackles the tough question of whether we can incite change in our bodies while still remaining body-positive. She addresses it objectively and provides an answer I personally took a lot away from, and I’m sure you will too.

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51 Healthy Habits to Start Building Today

If you’re looking for a full-length, comprehensive list of some of the healthiest non-restrictive habits to build, look no further. Complete with resources and tips… I promise you’ll be able to find something that works for you!

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Athena's Eating Disorder Story

…this is a struggle that starts and ends with you. People can support you, but you have do this for yourself. And the only way out is through. So feel the fear and the pain. Let it all in, and then let it all go.

Read more of Athena’s courageous story, for motivation and appreciation of what people struggling through eating disorders are up against.

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43 Reasons Not to Diet and 31 New Year's Resolutions to Set Instead

Bar none the most popular New Year’s Resolution worldwide is to lose weight. But I’ve got 43 compelling reasons this is not a good idea. Read on for all of those, plus 31 Resolutions you could set instead!

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Join Andréa and Me in the #NoScaleHoliday Challenge

Join binge and overeating coach Andrea Lussing and myself in getting the #NoScaleHoliday word out. This holiday season, take care of yourself, spend time with loved ones, and learn to appreciate all that you have to offer. As it turns out, the scale has no part in any of that. Read my interview with Andrea here!

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