Tag: eating disorder recovery

How to Follow an Elimination Diet Without Eliminating Your Healthy Relationship With Food

Are you at the point of not knowing what the heck is going on with your body and you’re ready to try an elimination diet? Or have you been on an elimination diet before that made you question your entire relationship with food? Unfortunately, elimination diets can often lead to a more damaging relationship with food if you’re not properly educated on the purpose, duration, and logistics of the diet, if you’re not following up with a healthcare professional, or if you experience weight changes while on the diet.

For anyone who has ever struggled with their relationship with food or their body, read this article before embarking on any kind of elimination diet.

Eat Because it Tastes Good

This is what we call normal eating. It’s eating more some days because the food tastes good, and perhaps eating less other days because you were busy or didn’t have food available. It’s trusting that your body can regulate your weight and you don’t need to work so hard to deny yourself certain pleasures.

Erase the guilt and the shame and just enjoy your food when it tastes good.

Jenga pieces fall like dominos

5 Basic Ways to Prevent a Binge

I get asked this question a lot. “How can I stop binge eating?” Bingeing, eating excessive amounts of food in a short amount of time while feeling a loss of control, is scary. It can feel shameful, humiliating, and you may feel completely powerless to stop. The good news is that you can develop a more normalized experience with eating. It is possible. But it is also difficult and it takes time and effort. This article will not cure you of bingeing, but it might provide you with some additional tools to add to your tool kit for conquering binge eating.

Body scan rather than body check

Body Scan

Body scanning is a component of mindful meditation. During a body scan, you focus on your breath and focus your attention on each body part being scanned while visualizing the breath penetrating and relaxing the body part. Compare that to body checking, which often includes trying on various […]

9 Tips For Reducing Grocery Shopping Anxiety

For those of us with anxiety, shopping can be a miserable experience. For those of us with food anxiety, grocery shopping can sometimes feel impossible. Grocery stores no longer simply sell groceries, they are now Supermarkets which sell just about everything you could possibly need. That’s great for one-stop shopping, but all those choices can feel entirely overwhelming.