10 Signs a Friend May Be Struggling With an Eating Disorder — BALANCE eating disorder treatment center

Feeling Cold All of the Time  If your friend reaches for another layer or sweater when it is warm and sunny, they may be so malnourished that their body is not circulating blood as optimally as it should. Restricting certain primary foods and food groups (such as meat and carbs) can cause anemia in individuals …

Unhelpful Thinking and How to Retrain your Brain — BALANCE eating disorder treatment center

What is Unhelpful Thinking? Identified initially as cognitive distortions, ‘unhelpful thinking’ describes biases and distortion in human thinking that can impact emotional well-being. Below are some categories of unhelpful thinking styles. Although they are each different, all can overlap. All-or-nothing thinking is characterized by extreme or polarized thinking. Recognizing things as good or bad, right …

Reflections and Re-Learning While Prepping for Maternity Leave

October 4, 2022 Clinician Training Here are some reflections I wanted to offer you before I say goodbye for a bit as I head out on Maternity Leave. These are lessons I’ve been really grateful to learn the past couple of months and hope you gain some insight from what I’ve learned and even re-learned. …

The Post I Never Thought I’d Write… – BeautyBeyondBones

Friends. I’m writing to you tonight with news that I never thought I would be sharing. Big news……. I’M MOVING BACK TO OHIO!!!!! OH MY GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! After 11+ years, living in Manhattan, I am moving back to my hometown in Ohio. But that’s not the best part… Because it’s not just me that’s moving… MY …

EDV Election Commitments 2022

October 4th 2022 Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) has released its 2022 Election Statement, calling on all major political parties and independents to recognise the growing burden of eating disorders on the Victorian population. Over 334,000+ Victorians are currently experiencing an eating disorder. The increase in eating disorder presentations over the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with historic …

The Three Essential Communities for Long-Term Recovery

One of the questions that I always ask our TK alumnae when I interview them on our Instagram Live series, “Honest Talk,” is this: How do you maintain recovery, now that you’re out of treatment? Their answer is consistent: Community. Our alumnae all have different stories, have struggled with and recovered from different diagnoses or …

Insurance Trials at BALANCE — BALANCE eating disorder treatment center

Struggling with an eating disorder is isolating and confusing. Whether this is your first time exploring treatment or the latest of many, it can feel like a battle to access the care you need.  Too often, overwhelm, lack of specialized support, and ambivalence stand in the way of recovery.  Whether you are stepping down from …

What is Drunkorexia? Everything You Need to Know

Drunkorexia is an eating disorder characterized by limiting caloric intake to accommodate drinking alcohol. This may involve behaviors aligned with anorexia like restricting food, skipping meals, or excessive exercising before drinking, or may involve bulimic behaviors combined with alcohol such as drinking excessive alcohol in order to purge previously ingested food. Learn more about drunkorexia …

The Connection Between Eating Disorders and BFRBs — BALANCE eating disorder treatment center

Skin-picking is not uncommon. The urge one has to tear skin off a finger happens without even taking a second to reconsider. However, the intensity of skin-picking can progress and become a concern. Body-focused repetitive behaviors are “intense urges like biting, picking, and pulling that can cause damage.” (Bhandari, 2020). While there are similarities to …

The double life – Eating Disorders Victoria

So you’re in recovery from your eating disorder – amazing! And you’re keen to become more engaged in everyday life activities – go you! Does everything just fall into place and feel “normal???” Well, not exactly. But it is achievable and is an essential part of the recovery process. 👋Hi, my name is Gemma, and …