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Originally published by Walden Behavioral Health:
What Not to Say: How to Help Someone Struggling with Weight, Food, and/or Body Image Issues.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
This is the July 4th Holiday weekend in the United States, when we celebrate American independence. Let’s take the opportunity to declare independence from the oppressive ideas, thoughts, and beliefs about yourself that hold you hostage and keep you from the freedom of self acceptance.
Ideas, thoughts and beliefs lead to feelings, which lead to behavior. If you think negative thoughts about yourself, you will feel bad, and be vulnerable to using food (whether turning to it or from it) to comfort, numb and distract yourself from those painful and upsetting emotions. When your ideas shift, you feel better, and you won’t need comfort or distraction.
List some negative ideas about yourself:
Where do these ideas come from? Family? Culture? Friends?
What qualities about you need to change? Why?
Do you have to be perfect to be lovable and acceptable?
What does “perfect” mean?
When you think about self-acceptance, what do you imagine?
Declare your independence and liberate yourself from self-doubt, self-criticism, anxiety, fear and anything else that makes you feel bad about yourself or feel unsafe around people.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Got questions about manorexia or bigorexia? Dr. Nina explores the topic of male eating disorders, explaining the specific issues that pertain to guys, and how to address them.
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