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Eating disorders can be consuming and overwhelming. The process of recovery is often described as a roller-coaster of emotions that can lead to successes, slips, and burn out. There’s opportunity and discovery in the journey making it a really interesting ride!

Although your relationship with food needs to be restored and healed, eating problems aren’t really about food. They are about deeper underlying emotional problems that find an outlet through behaviors around food. Restricting, binging and purging become a way to escape, deal, avoid, numb out, prolong, lessen, or calm down emotions that seem too difficult to experience.

Because feelings are so complex and we are so poorly thought how to handle them, it’s easy to confuse food and feelings. However, if you constantly binge or reject food when you’re feeling an emotion (yes, pleasant emotions can lead to using eating disorder behaviors, too!), you don’t let your feelings flow and provide the message they need to deliver. Perhaps the...

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