March 16, 2018
In this podcast, Tabitha chats to Kayla Kotecki about her path to recovery, and the story behind damnthediets.com.
We talk about:
- unrestricted eating
- diet culture
- obcessive and complusive exercise
- bikini contest culture
- social pressures to lose weight and exercise
- extreme hunger
Learn more about Kayla here:
March 8, 2018
In this podcast I talk about the skill of being able to force feed yourself as an adult in recovery from anorexia.
In the process of making yourself eat food you are afraid of you achieve both nutritional rehabiliation and neural rewiring goals. You train your brain that these foods are not a threat to you, and you eat the types of food that your body really needs in order to get out of malnutrition.
When you are faced with food that you are not used to eating, or in larger quantites that you usually allow yourself to eat, you go into your sympathetic nervous system -- that's the fight or flight one. Food doesn't taste that good when you are stressed about it! But, if you continue to force yourself to eat, your brain learns that the food is not a threat, and in time, you remain calm when eating. This is what leads to the neural rewiring of your brain that these foods are not a threat to you.
March 2, 2018
In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to an adult in recovery from anorexia who has young children. We talk about things children pick up on, dealing with children when you are going through recovery stress, and ways of talking to young children about eating disorders.