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Eating Disorder Coping Skills

Coping skills and information that may be helpful to those in recovery.
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The Principles of Health at Every Size
Health at Every Size (HAES) is a movement away from the current weight loss focused paradigm and towards a focus on encouraging and increasing healthy behaviors.

Stopping the Binge-Purge Cycle
The binge-purge cycle is a predictable pattern of thoughts, emotions and behaviors most frequently associated with bulimia. Learn how to get off the roller coaster of binge eating and purging.

The Twelve Steps and Principles for Eating Disorders
Although the twelve steps was originally created as a tool for recovery from alcoholism, they have also been adapted for use by people suffering from eating disorders. Learn more about the steps and the principles behind them.

Challenge Perfectionism In Your Life
Perfectionism is a personality characteristic closely linked with anorexia nervosa. Learn more about how to challenge these thoughts and behaviors in order to keep them from becoming a problem.

Practicing Affirmations
Practicing affirmations can help combat perfectionistic thinking and self-criticism and can even be helpful in the treatment of and recovery from eating disorders. Here is a list of affirmations to get you started.

Body Positive Affirmations
Affirmations can help challenge and change negative thoughts about yourself - including those in regards to body image. Use this list of body-positive affirmations to begin your own list of things you love about yourself.

Eating Disorders & Sport
It is well known that the incidence of eating disorders is higher among elite athletes. What should an athlete struggling with disordered eating or compulsive exercise do?

Six Steps to Survive Eating Out
There are many things you can do to make eating out a pleasurable experience that allows you to eat good food and connect with people around you.

Starting College Without Ed
Learn more about how to prepare for the transition to college without relapsing.

Taking Care of Yourself
Recovery from an eating disorder requires that you learn how to take care of yourself - physically, spiritually and relationally. Learn more about what this means and how you can begin taking care of yourself.

Become a Critical Viewer of the Media
The promotion of the 'thin' ideal and idea that you can achieve perfection by today's media affects all of us. Become a critical viewer of the media and fight these messages.

Six Steps for Successful Grocery Shopping
Steps for a calm and successful grocery shopping experience when you are in treatment and/or recovery from an eating disorder

10 Ways to Improve Your Body Image
A list of suggested ways to improve your body image and counter negative body image.

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Have an Eating Disorder
10 things you may be doing (but shouldn't be) if you have an eating disorder.

Coping and Support to Recover from an Eating Disorder
Coping skills for those in recovery, information for families and resources for advocacy.

Six Fun Things to Do With Your Scale (Besides Weigh Yourself)
If your scale is a source of stress and anxiety, consider these six ways to get rid of it (and have a little fun in the process).

10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays (That Don't Involve Food)
For many people, events and celebrations with a focus on food can be stressful and anxiety provoking. Consider including some of these ideas in your holiday celebrations this year.

Five Resolutions for Eating Disorder Recovery
Make realistic and achievable goals for your recovery this year.

Making New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep
Consider this list of guidelines to make resolutions that are realistic and achievable.

Journaling Topics for Eating Disorders
Journaling can be an essential part of recovery from an eating disorder. Here are five topics to get you started or tackle a case of writer's blcok.

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