Eating Disorders Recovery Show Recap
On Tuesday night's show, we addressed the difficulty in recovering from eating disorders. HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft mentioned a key factor in understanding this disease is to remember it is not about having a fat phobia‚ but it has to do with control, or maybe even lack of.
Body image also plays a major role in eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Many times, sufferers do not see themselves the same way as a friend or loved one does. When they look in the mirror, they see a distorted image of themselves - "I'm so fat" - which leads to "I have to quit eating so much".
Our guest, Shannon Cutts, author of the book‚ Beating Ana, and a 15 year sufferer of anorexia and bulimia provided some great insight into her struggles. She openly gave suggestions on how to approach a loved one with the disease, as well as putting the disease into perspective by comparing it a bad relationship.
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with an eating disorder, treatment is not as simple as taking a pill. Both Dr. Croft and Shannon noted the importance of therapy for treatment of eating disorders and Shannon explained that having a mentor, someone who has lived with an eating disorder and received treatment for it, is very helpful in the recovery process. Shannon developed the program, MentorConnect.
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