The Restrictive Eating Disorder Spectrum

restrictive eating disorders
By Gwyneth Olwyn Definition A restrictive eating disorder is best described as the misidentification in the brain of food as a threat. It is a chronic condition and has no cure. However, a successful recovery effort can result in a complete and permanent remission. It is currently defined as mental illness within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness (DSM) and psychiatrists are...

How to Stop Food Cravings

Dr. Oz Cookie Monster
By Matt Stone Yes! Here I am, taking a break from the joys of vacation such as filling out police reports for my car getting broken into and rubbing Calamine lotion all over my Poison Ivy rash-covered body to bring you another homerun. Nah, grand slam. I love it when you call me Big Papi. I don’t mind really. All the National Parks that we drove 5,000 miles round trip to see are closed...

The Feedbag Method: How to Beat Food Cravings, Bingeing, and Emotional Eating

Let your kids eat whatever they want
In line with the shift in focus in the new Diet Recovery, I thought it was worthy to post this insightful passage from Geneen Roth’s book, When Food is Love.  It’s about letting kids regulate their own eating, but certainly applies to making the same leap ourselves.  I had posted this in an old blog of mine that no longer exists, and it’s worth the reposting – especially...

Barbie… The Truth Behind the Beauty

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I was perusing the kid aisles at Target today with a 7-year old.  She loves Barbie.  We strolled down the aisle, just the two of us.  She mentioned her love of Barbie.  I asked her if she wanted to know a little secret about Barbie.  She said yes.  I told her Barbie makes herself throw up after everything she eats and that her teeth fell out from all the barf acid.  It went way over her head,...

1811 Eastlake – Revolutionary Addiction Treatment

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Many years ago I classified myself as a “sugar addict.”  For nearly a decade, spanning my mid-teens to my mid-20’s, I put forth a daily struggle to consume fewer foods that I “knew” were unhealthy.  I had many victories, but within a week I would almost always cave in and eat something really “unhealthy,” and would do so in ever-greater amounts.  In other words, in an attempt at junk food...