Recovery blog

Our team regularly posts blogs on all aspects of bulimia, sharing our particular insights and inspiring recovery.


A range of different Body Images.

Are you one of the millions of people who are dissatisfied with their bodies? When looking in the mirror, do you see the beautiful person others describe you to be?  

When I was in third grade I told my mom she was beautiful. I told her she looks like Princess Diana (and she did, hair, fashion and all). 

My mom replied, “Let me show you a picture of the most beautiful woman in the world.” She went to her dresser and pulled out a newspaper clipping of Mother Teresa.

In 1993, Mother Teresa was 83 years old. I looked at the photo of her wrinkled face as my mom explained all the wonderful things she did for people. She sacrificed everything to feed the hungry and provide help to the poor. ‘Oh, I understand now. To be beautiful means to help others.’  It made perfect sense; inner beauty is what really matters.





Girl binge eating at night

For some people, it happens every evening like clockwork. For others it is an unpredictable occurrence that strikes when they aren’t expecting. It can keep you awake all night and make you feel groggy and depressed the next day. This phenomenon is known as Night Time Binge Eating.  

A recent study by Harvard University reports that 2.8% or one out of every 35 adults in the US binge eats at night with similar numbers in the UK. As a recovery coach, I’ve seen first hand that night time has proven to be the most triggering time for nearly every person with bulimia.

So the important questions are:

Why are so many people binge eating at night? And how can they stop?

The answer to the ‘why’ question varies by each individual. This is why differentiating between a body binge and a mind binge is so important.

What is a body binge?

Basically, this occurs when the body is at a calorie deficit. Whether it is due to fasting, a restrictive diet or over exercise, the body isn’t getting enough food to match the energy expended.

Numerous peer-reviewed publications have shown that food restriction not only causes increased amounts of stress hormones, but is actually directly related to weight gain!





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Whether you have questions about the recovery process in general, are experiencing a specific problem in your recovery and need some insight, want to ask me about my own personal recovery experiences or even if you'd just like to know a little bit more about how recovery coaching works at Bulimia Help - ask away!

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In order to make a full recovery from bulimia, most people need some form of help. Some enter inpatient treatment, others see an outpatient therapist, and some find support online.

If you are unable to afford help or are afraid to talk with someone, there are some effective self-help strategies you can use to recover on your own.

1. Become as Educated as Possible.

The more you understand about recovery and why you are even suffering in the first place, the more empowered you are to overcome it. The internet is full of information about eating disorders, but it can be confusing with all the different perspectives. Do your research to find a program that you agree with.

The coaches at Bulimia Help write articles to help motivate and inspire, but also to provide valuable insight about the process. Why not use someone else's success to benefit you as well?





On this webinar myself and recovery coach Jen Knaebel run through the essentials for bulimia recovery.

We also open up the lines for a Q & A session from our listeners. 

This is a good one and really worth listening to.  

Here is what you'll learn:
- How to create a food plan that works.
- How to overcome road blocks with your eating plan.
- Myths and realities about the ‘recovery bloat’ and how to overcome it.
- And much more... 





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