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Navigating the Holidays With an Eating Disorder

The holidays claim to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for those with an eating disorder these seasons present new and difficult challenges for staying on track with recovery. Why is that? First and foremost, the holidays are an emotionally taxing time for those who don’t have an eating disorder. Family drama,…

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Anorexia: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More

Anorexia, or anorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that revolves around a fear of gaining weight or a distorted perception of your weight. It is often characterized by abnormally low body weight. Anorexia can severely impact your life and health.  While on the outside, it looks like anorexia is a problem with food, in reality,…

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Eight Signs That Someone May Be Struggling With an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders can be subtle; unlike mental illnesses such as substance abuse, they cannot be solved by complete abstinence. This is part of what makes eating disorder recovery so tricky: in order to heal, survivors must develop a new relationship with food and their body. An eating disorder is defined by an upset in thoughts,…

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