No doubt about it: recovering from an eating disorder is difficult. In order to be successful, you need to do everything you can to stack the deck in your favor. As we tell the families we work with at our adolescent binge eating disorder treatment center, there are many steps you can take around your home to increase your chances of staying on the road to recovery.
5 Environmental Changes that Improve Your Odds
It is a well-known fact in many areas of psychology that environment plays a pivotal role in behavioral change. Here are five things you can do to ensure that your home environment is working in your favor when it comes to recovering from an eating disorder: Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2p0lGjd
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), previously known as Selective Eating Disorder (SED), is an eating disorder in which food consumption is limited based on the food’s texture, taste, smell, or appearance. Our eating disorder treatment center in California has found that the restriction can also be the result of a past unpleasant experience with the food. While the behavior is sometimes dismissed as the person just being a “picky eater,” ARFID is a serious condition that can have a variety of negative mental and physical effects.
ARFID is characterized by:
- Unwillingness to eat in front of others
- Evidence of nutritional deficiency
- Significant weight loss or failure to grow and gain weight as expected
- Highly selective eating that persists past late childhood and a list of preferred foods that may grow shorter over time
- Unfounded concerns about negative consequences of eating such as choking, vomiting, allergic reaction, etc.
- Poor appetite or lack of interest in food
- An absence of body image distortion or fear of weight gain
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Guided imagery therapy involves the use of visualization to promote healthier behaviors and thoughts in people with eating disorders and other conditions. At our teen eating disorder recovery center we know that the images you create and hold in your mind can have a powerful influence on your emotional and mental health.
How Does Guided Imagery Therapy Work?
There is a strong correlation between what we picture in our minds and what we feel in our bodies. This is due to the direct connection between the visual cortex in our brains and various areas of our nervous system. Guided imagery therapy seeks to stimulate these paths in ways that produce positive improvements in the participant’s emotional and physical states. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2sGha9v