In our modern, faced-paced society in which food is plentiful, many people are used to eating on the go rather than stocking their kitchens and planning meals. Ordering take-out or grabbing fast food from the drive-thru is simply a matter of convenience for many people, but for someone who is recovering from an eating disorder , a more focused and structured approach to meals is necessary. Meal planning is a crucial skill for people recovering from eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa , bulimia nervosa , binge eating disorder , and other specified feeding and eating disorder OSFED. Recovery from all eating disorders requires the normalization of regular eating patterns. Research has shown that this goal is best accomplished through planned and structured eating.
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It is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive food consumption, over a short period of time and often to the point of discomfort, accompanied by a loss of control, and feelings of shame and guilt. It frequently results in stress, isolation and reduced quality of life. While recurrent binge eating can ultimately result in weight gain, the disorder is not directly associated with weight — one does not have to be overweight to have it. Binge eating disorder may also be referred to as emotional eating or compulsive overeating or food addiction. For someone to be diagnosed with binge eating disorder, the binge episodes must occur at least once a week for three months.
Since being in eating disorder recovery and feeling well enough to start dating again, I have found that the dating scene can be difficult to navigate. Here are some tips on getting back out there once you feel ready to date again in eating disorder recovery. Dating was something I had absolutely no interest in while active in my eating disorder behaviors.