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Anosognosia and Eating Disorders

Anosognosia and Eating Disorders — When We Don’t Know We Are Sick

Anosognosia is pretty messed up — and it messed me up good and proper! It means “without knowledge” and refers to the lack of insight that a person suffering from a disease has about their condition. It explains why, even in an incredibly emaciated state, I was resistant to the […]

Christmas Day Eating Disorder Contract and Planning

Christmas day is nearly here. If you have an eating disorder, or you have one in your household, you know how stressful a time this can be. I’m sick of eating disorders ruining things. I bet you are too. Let’s plan not to allow it to ruin this Christmas! Preparation […]

Inpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders — A Kick Start, but Far From A Cure

Inpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders — A Kick Start. Not A Cure

I want to start with this: Inpatient treatment for eating disorders save lives. I often tell adults suffering from eating disorders who are underweight and struggling to re-feed themselves to seek inpatient treatment. It is the kick start to weight restoration that many people need. That said, the real work starts […]

Negative Energy Balance or Energy Deficit in Anorexia

Negative Energy Balance or Energy Deficit in Anorexia

This post explains negative energy balance in eating disorders.   What is a negative energy balance (sometimes called energy deficit)? Anything that means that the energy you put out is greater than the energy you put in. The most common — although not only — cause of such an energy deficit […]

Christmas with an eating disorder

Christmas with an Eating Disorder: Plan Not to Let It Ruin the Holiday

It’s December. The world is preparing for Christmas in terms of purchasing presents, arranging travel, and planning social events. For a person suffering from an eating disorder, however, a whole different sort of planning needs to be done. Christmas is fun, right? Not if you let an eating disorder ruin […]