Posts tagged Eating Disorder Recovery
on slowing down

Here’s the thing about slowing down: I am not good at it. Don’t get me wrong - I’ve gotten much better. There was a time in my life where sitting down and watching TV without an elliptical under me or a laptop in front of me felt pointless. I rarely did things that didn’t add to my productivity - books I read were work related, things I wrote were for content production, and all down time was filled with cleaning, planning, or preparing meals. I’m happy to say that I have come a long way since then - I am a regular TV watcher, a pleasure reader, an occasional napper (a very recent development). But I would be lying if I said that there weren’t nights where my partner has to remind me to close my laptop at 10pm and physically guide me towards the couch when I’m spinning like a top on the weekends.

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alcohol and eating disorder recovery: part one

Alcohol in recovery is a topic I’ve been meaning to tackle for awhile and a question I get frequently on social media and during my one-on-one sessions with clients. Is it safe to drink in recovery? How does alcohol fit in my meal plan? How do I navigate alcohol and intuitive eating? After a little bit of thought, I’ve decided I’m going to break this down into two posts: the first (the one you’re reading right now!) will address alcohol specifically in the context of eating disorder recovery and the second (which will be published next week) will address alcohol in the context of intuitive eating. Although there are many similarities, there are some nuances between the two that I think are worth distinguishing between.

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