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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Support For Those With Bulimia This Christmas


The holiday season can be a wonderful time of thanksgiving and fellowship with friends and family, but for those suffering with bulimia, the absolute abundance of food during the holiday season can be overbearing and difficult to cope with.  Since the holidays tend to revolve around food and feasting, this can be the most challenging time of the year for bulimia sufferers, particularly as overwhelming feelings of panic, anxiety, and fear may be invoked.  It is not uncommon that the pressure of holidays such as Christmas can instigate a worsening of behaviors for many with eating disorders.  With the support of loved ones, Christmas doesn’t have to be associated with deterring feelings or anxiety about food, but rather a day to commemorate love, family and friends.  If you or a loved one is struggling with bulimia, please continue reading here for tips and support during this holiday season.

Be encouraged that recovery is possible and can continue to be maintained, even during difficult time periods.  If you have been in recovery from bulimia, what advice can you share for those who are struggling during this holiday season?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Personal Matters: Eating disorders and our family dynamics

Personal Matters  
Susan Britt
Source: http://www.gloucestertimes.com

Eating disorders are epidemic in America, and are likely to be at their most destructive and intense during this holiday period from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve because holidays tend to stir up suppressed feelings.
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The holidays can be a particularly stressful time, especially if you are attempting to maintain recovery from an eating disorder.  What are effective ways of coping and managing stress during this holiday season without engaging in eating disorder behaviors?