The Crucial Difference Between Treating the Trigger Vs Treating the Eating Disorder

The Crucial Difference Between Treating the Eating Disorder and Treating the Trigger


In this podcast I explain the crucial difference between treating the trigger vs treating the eating disorder. For any person in recovery from an eating disorder or any person who is helping a sufferer recover this is a concept that you will really have to grasp in order to decide on the most effective form of treatment.

  • Triggers are separate from the eating disorder and should be treated separately
  • Weight restoration should be the priority in people who are underweight
  • Treating triggers is important but not as important as weight restoration
  • Once weight restored trigger issues are easier to treat due to the patients increased physical and mental resources.

If you are an adult in recovery or a parent/partner of an adult in recovery please remember that I have a peer support Slack group for you to join if you are looking for more support. You can find out more here.


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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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