Did you know...
Binges can be used to do many things. How do you use bingeing/overeating?
Reward for being "good"?
Rebellion? Breaking the rules?
Avoiding scary situations or slowing time down?
Setting a "my space" boundary?
Dealing with anger, grief, or joy?
Remember: Bingeing/emotional eating are powerful strategies to soothe yourself. Bingeing doesn't really meet needs, or solve the underlying problems, but it probably got you through some rough spots. As people recover, it is important to remember BED is not a "choice"; it was part of the path you needed to take. Now, you can make very different choices!
Events in Ann Arbor
BED Recovery Support Group meets weekly 12:00pm-1:00pm. A professionally drop-in support group for women in recovery from BED, yo-yo dieting and related issues. Please call us for a brief screening interview to be sure the group is a good fit.
Parents and Partners Support and Education Group - This group is designed to help parents and partners of people in recovery by providing education, tools and peer support. Group is professionally led by one of our staff. Please call the Center for Eating Disorders at (734) 668-8585 for dates.
BED Therapy Group - 12 week intensive therapy groups are offered for those currently in individual therapy. Groups can be a vital part of recovery; please call for more information, and to see if a group is right for you.
Full time independent contractor position open for licensed social worker/psychologist (Limited or Full License/professional counselor. Involves working as part of an outpatient multidisciplinary team providing individual/group/family treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, BED and related disorders). Minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience with training/background in the treatment of complex trauma, eating disorders, and body image issues. Looking for applicants dedicated to a career in the field of eating disorders with a talent for working as part of a team. CV and cover letters should be emailed to Hiring Committee, email@example.com.
Part-time position for a licensed Registered Dietitian with a background in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, BED, and related disorders). Experience/training in Health At Every Size (HAES) approach. This is an independent contractor position that will require the ability and background to provide treatment to patients in an outpatient and a day treatment/partial hospitalization setting. Must be a self-starter able to work independently but also as part of a clinical team. Minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience preferred. CV and cover letters should be emailed to Hiring Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diets don't work. Do you know why?
- Your body adapts to caloric restriction; the less you eat, the less it uses. Which means to maintain weight loss, you must ALWAYS continue to further restrict.
- Diets create food cravings; we are biologically designed to obsess about food when we are hungry OR when we forbid ourselves certain foods. It is only a matter of time before we satisfy the craving.
- Diets don't adapt to changes in your body, so they are never truly satisfying.
- Dieting makes people less likely to trust their own body. They believe they gained weight back because they "cheated," not because the diet was impossible to maintain.
Remember, every diet you have "failed" was your body telling you dieting doesn't work!