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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top 10 Tips for Eating Disorder Recovery

Top 10 Tips for Eating Disorder Recovery

@ Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC
Updated October 17, 2011

Self Acceptance  ~  Health  ~  Well-being

  1. Work with an eating disorder specialist treatment team if at all possible, if not, seek out some of the many wonderful self help programs available to assist you in recovery.

  2. Develop self acceptance through practicing compassion toward self.

  3. Develop a positive and self nurturing internal dialogue.

  4. Get treatment for co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression.

  5. Practice mindfulness and living in the moment.

  6. Listen to and honor your feelings.

  7. Eat well and listen to your body's hunger and fullness signs.

  8. Accept your genetic makeup and appreciate your body.

  9. Have a relapse prevention or correction plan.

  10. Develop faith and trust in God and let go of what you cannot control.

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