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JoannaPoppink Never too late or too early to start your recovery. Now is the best time, the only time. Read: Healing Your Hungry… https://t.co/WpFJWUHVzP
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JoannaPoppink Can't trust yourself with food? Make small daily non food related task commitments, and keep them. Build your self… https://t.co/aRHxYTU9V7
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JoannaPoppink Symptoms are not character flaws. Read: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder https://t.co/zzzkbdvzQD via @amazon
JoannaPoppink From Jeffrey Sachs who I have long admired. The American political system has not been focused on how to end the ep… https://t.co/jTQV89I4sq
JoannaPoppink Eating Disorders: More than about eating and appearance. A reminder that symptoms are not character flaws. https://t.co/RC90jcAJz8

Here you will find articles that address various emotional, physical, behavioral and spiritual symptoms that are often part of the eating disorder experience.

 

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Eating Disorder Body Fantasy and Path to Recovery

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*pix Romantic, colorful, joyous uplifting sight - balloons rising into a beautiful sky. This is pleasure, even elation, in the moment.  But, living to keep an ephemeral bit of lovliness as a permanent state of being can be disastrous. Can you enjoy a moment and stay in the reality of cause and effect?

Reality

Balloons pop.  Balloons deflate. Their pieces fall to the ground or lodge in trees and bushes. Colors fade. The physicality of the balloon is fragile. The balloon is designed for a short life span and then succumbs to the forces of nature and collapses.

Your body is not a balloon. It can be strong, healthy and survive many harsh experiences. It can be lovely, uplifting and provide you with joy - the joy and exuberance of health. 

Weight Loss Surgery and Eating Disorders

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Mirror Mirror is running an excellent factual article describing weight loss surgery: Weight Loss Surgery and Eating Disorders.

In my experience as an eating disorder recovery psychotherapist I've seen tragic outcomes from weight loss surgery. Yes, I grant that it's possible, for a person without an eating disorder, to reap medical benefits from the surgery. Weight loss does occur and can be helpful in health management.

Eating Disorders and Menopause

Symptoms of menopause raster Here is a brief look at a recent call I received from a 54 year old woman in menopause with a long term and unaddressed eating disorder. It's one of many I'm receiving lately from menopausal women. Some are more positive about getting help, but all seem oblivious to the role menopause is playing in their emotional and eating disorder lives.

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JoannaPoppink Never too late or too early to start your recovery. Now is the best time, the only time. Read: Healing Your Hungry… https://t.co/WpFJWUHVzP
6hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink Can't trust yourself with food? Make small daily non food related task commitments, and keep them. Build your self… https://t.co/aRHxYTU9V7
16hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink Symptoms are not character flaws. Read: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder https://t.co/zzzkbdvzQD via @amazon
JoannaPoppink From Jeffrey Sachs who I have long admired. The American political system has not been focused on how to end the ep… https://t.co/jTQV89I4sq
JoannaPoppink Eating Disorders: More than about eating and appearance. A reminder that symptoms are not character flaws. https://t.co/RC90jcAJz8

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