When it comes to recovering from an eating disorder change is inevitable, but also SO frightening many people stop halfway. As a registered dietitian and National Coordinator for Educational Outreach for Castlewood Treatment Centers, Tammy Beasley, RDN, CEDRD loves to take away the surprise factor from her clients so they don’t stop the moment discomfort sets in. In this show, Tammy combines creative analogies with her personal and clinical experience to uncover essential truths about what is going on physiologically and psychologically in the early stages of recovery from food restriction.
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What You’ll Learn
- The role of shame in perpetuating an eating disorder
- Creative analogies to understand the physiology of starvation and refeeding
- How long it takes for your brain to heal after prolonged restriction
- Why intuitive eating is not recommended in the early stages of recovery
- Facing fear foods and much more…
For the vision [or dream] is yet for the appointed time: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come. -Habakkuk 2:3
Favorite Recovery Resource
- My Name is Caroline by Caroline Adams Miller
- Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Suppose to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
Advice to Former Self
First I would give her a huge hug. The kind that kind of takes a part of your soul out (the hugger) and gives it to the “huggee”; she really needs that. Then I would tell her: ’stop, slow down, you are loved for who you are not for what you do’. I would probably tell her to repeat that to herself everyday.
I was able to practice self compassion on Monday. I was not feeling well and very tired and allowed my body to rest during the work day instead of accomplishing another task.
Definition of Recovery
For Your Journey
- Find professional help through Recovery Warriors Help Finder
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes
- Music Credit: “Something to Live For” by Mallory Faye
Connect with Tammy @ Castlewood