Are You Medically Stable for Outpatient Eating Disorder Therapy?

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Learn about medical stability and why we are concerned about it. When you contact us to schedule an appointment for yourself or your loved one, our program manager will gather some information that helps determine whether you (or they) need an immediate medical screening and whether the therapy we provide is likely to be effective. …

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Meal Support in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Eating disorders are complex and challenging conditions that usually require a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Regardless of the therapeutic approach and level of care, meal support can be an essential component of eating disorder recovery. Meal support can be beneficial for people of all ages with any eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, atypical anorexia, bulimia …

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Regular Eating—a Cornerstone of Eating Disorder Recovery

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If you have been struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating, step one of recovery requires the establishment of daily regular eating. This is important for people with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and ARFID in all body sizes. Regular eating is one of the earliest goals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Eating …

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Can’t Horseback Ride Because of Your Size? That Might Just Be a Load of “Horse Shit.”

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  By Carolyn Comas, LCSW, CEDS-S, Clinical Supervisor Can you horseback ride if you are fat? Navigating the world in a fat body can be frustrating and may feel disheartening. There are, unfortunately, some activities and spaces that do not accommodate people in large bodies. When someone in a big body encounters spaces that do …

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Your Body’s Setpoint Weight

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What is Setpoint? Setpoint refers to the weight at which your body functions optimally. Think of it like the weight at which your body wants to be—and if your body falls below this weight, your body gets messages to return you to a higher weight. This weight range is primarily genetically determined and will be …

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Is Restriction Driving Your Obsessive Food Thoughts?

Is Restriction Driving Your Obsessive Food Thoughts [image description: business woman at computer looking distracted because she is hungry] Represents a potential patient seeking help for disordered eating in Los Angeles, California

Restriction May Cause Obsessive Food Thoughts If you find that you are thinking about food all day, having trouble concentrating or even having trouble sleeping, the reason might be simpler than you think: You might not be eating enough. People I see are often surprised to learn that what they think is healthy discipline is …

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Supporting your Child or Other Loved One with an Eating Disorder Through the Holidays

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By Carly Poynter, AMFT, staff therapist The holidays are a challenging time to navigate for most people. The holidays are even more challenging for those who struggle with their relationship with food. As we prepare for the holiday feasts and festivities, there are a few things to consider, especially when you have a child or …

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Lactose, Dairy, and Eating Disorder Recovery

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The Milky Way: Why We Encourage Inclusion of Dairy in Eating Disorder Recovery by Shelly Bar, MD, KatieGrubiak, RDN, and Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D. Dairy is tasty and good for you. Despite this, there are a lot of folks who are scared of it. You may have eliminated dairy from your diet in pursuit of better …

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Is Weight Suppression Driving Your Binge Eating?

Is Weight Suppression Driving Your Binge Eating? in Los Angeles, California [Image description: drawing of two women wearing purple sweaters and one is fat] Represents potential person overcoming weight suppression during eating disorder therapy in Los Angeles, California

Weight Suppression and Binge Eating: What You Should Know If you have bulimia nervosa, did you know that being at a weight that is too low for your body could be a problem? And that it could be driving your binge eating and other behaviors. Many people are aware that patients with anorexia nervosa need …

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