About Recovery Talk
A podcast about everything eating disorder recovery related with Amalie Lee.
In this week's episode I share my thoughts on change, growth and embracing the journey of it all. I discuss the "End Of History Illusion", and why you might wrongly underestimate your own abilities to change. I also answer a listener question about bladder weakness in eating disorders.
In this week's episode I discuss the ''deer in headlights'' phenomena many people in eating disorder recovery experience when it comes to picking what to eat, e.g when grocery shopping. I explain how food scarcity- and perfectionism may be the underlying theme, and offer some strategies to help conquer this. I also answer a question about recovery books.
In this episode I discuss "Adapted to Flee Famine: Adding an Evolutionary Perspective on Anorexia Nervosa" (Guisinger, 2003), which argues that scientific evidence points towards Anorexia being an evolutionary response to famine. I go through key points of this fascinating paper, and what it may mean for your recovery.
This week I am joined by Fiona Hollings to discuss the co-occurence of autism and eating disorders. We discuss what unique strengths and challenges autistic people in eating disorder recovery face; how to differentiate the ED from autism; stereotypes about autism; and much more! You can find Fiona at Instagram: @finding_fi_ & Youtube: Fi’s Fight Back. PEACE pathway: peacepathway.org
In this episode I discuss navigating social media as someone with an eating disorder/in recovery from one. I discuss the common pitfalls of social media, the two-edged sword of the online recovery community, and offer some advice on how to navigate social media safely and responsibly.
In this episode I discuss how the unicorn syndrome might manifest when going through extreme hunger. I talk about endlessly questioning if your extreme hunger is "really" extreme hunger due to e.g it manifesting differently or you having other mental health conditions. I also answer a listener question about hot flushes.
In this episode I discuss dealing with Christmas and other food-oriented holidays when in recovery from an eating disorder. I discuss common challenges during this time of the year, and why these challenges can actually be opportunities for progress. I also answer a listener question about extreme hunger.
In this week's episode I discuss what to do when others (friends, family and even treatment professionals) don't "get" your way of recovering, and instead unintentionally reinforce the eating disorder. I also discuss handling diet conversations, doubting recovery, how to navigate triggering situations and setting boundaries.
What is hypermetabolism, and why does it happen, and how do you know you have it? And why are people with eating disorders so intrigued by this concept? In this week's episode I discuss hypermetabolism and elevated metabolism in recovery, and how the end goal should be metabolic restoration.
In this episode I explain the concept of "The Switch"; how something 'switches' in the brain of someone with a genetic predisposition to an eating disorder when experiencing a period of intentional or unintentional energy deficiency. I discuss the 'chicken-and-egg' situation of how restriction triggers disordered thoughts, and disordered thoughts trigger more restriction, and the key to breaking the cycle. I also answer a listener question reg. knowing if you are eating too little in recovery, and why there's no such thing as 'too much' food when recovering from an eating disorder.
In this episode I discuss the "Calorie Budget Mindset" in eating disorder recovery; what it is, why it happens, how it sneakily manifests and how to challenge it. I also answer a listener question on how to make recovery feel like the "right" choice as opposed to a failure.
Why do I feel like eating most of my food at night, and is that inherently disordered? How do I break the cycle of restricting during day to "save up" calories for night? And what about intermittent fasting? These are some of the questions I cover in this week's episode.
In this week's episode I discuss the concept of "food addiction", and if this fits into the typical models of addiction. I discuss common reasons why someone feel "addicted" to food, the key difference between addiction to food VS drugs or alcohol and how to recover from this perceived addiction. I also talk about my dog adoption journey, and answer a listener question about obsessively remembering everything you ate in a day.
In this episode I am joined by my fellow recovery coach Becky Freestone (@why_befree on Instagram + Becky Freestone on Youtube) to discuss The Unicorn Syndrome, recovery coaching, and the fear of developing binge eating disorder in eating disorder recovery. This audio is from an interview I did on Becky's Youtube channel, link to original interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXKKEM9F6fM
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