Some people might think that being in recovery from an eating disorder means being very strict about exposure to and consumption of food. However, it’s just the opposite. As we tell people at our eating disorder treatment center in California, recovery is about a lot of things, but one of them is establishing a whole new relationship with food. And one of the best ways to do that is through cooking.
Reestablishing a Healthy Relationship with Food
Here are some reasons why cooking is great therapy for someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder and is looking to reconnect in a positive way with food.
- Cooking can take you back to simpler times. For most people, certain foods are forever linked with memories of their childhood. It might be a Saturday morning pancake breakfast or a big bowl of pasta enjoyed family style. Whatever it is, cooking it today can help transport you to a time when eating was relaxed and pleasurable.
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