The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast

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April 5, 2019  

How eating disorders affect our values, and our decisions

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks about how eating disorder change our beliefs and values, and how recovery also changes these aspects. 

 

 

Podcast dedicated to "Mary." I miss you. 

February 27, 2019  

Migration/Adapt to Flee Famine theory and fear

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar has a discussion with Shan Guisinger — author of the Adapt to Flee Famine paper — about the biological fear of eating response. 

January 1, 2019  

Intention, Motivation, Commitment: The difference between wanting to recover, and actually recovering

New Year 2019. 

In this podcast, Tabitha talks about her own recovery, and why wanting to recover isn't enough. 

December 18, 2018  

“Surviving” the holiday season 2018

Happy Holidays everyone! 

November 28, 2018  

Bodybuilding, gyms, and eating disorders: A guy’s perspective

In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks to Ari Snaevarsson about bodybuilding, gyms, and his perspective on how the fitness culture influences people with eating disorders. 
 
Bio

Ari Snaevarsson is a certified nutritionist* who has worked a great deal with disordered eating clients.  He also works as a counselor and dietetic technician at a residential treatment center for eating disorders.  Coming from a background of competitive bodybuilding, Ari has himself recovered from an eating disorder marked by severe restrict-binge cycles.  Ari is devoted to helping those struggling to escape the prison of food anxiety and body hatred.    

 
 
Links:
 
My site (100 Days of Food Freedom):
 
My book (same name):
November 5, 2018  

Why eating disorder treatment fails people by making eating more complicated

In this podcast, Tabitha talks to a person in recovery who shares some information about how treatment has made her even more confused about how to eat. 

It is important that people in recovery are encouraged to listen to their bodies and eat what they want to eat. 

October 11, 2018  

The scale: To weigh or not to weigh in recovery

In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to Bridget Whitlow about weighing in recovery
 
Bridget Whitlow, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist that provides psychotherapy for adolescent and adult individuals, couples, families, and groups. Bridget has clinical expertise in the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, LGBTQ, and self-criticism. To learn more about her
August 12, 2018  

Neural Rewiring For Full Recovery From An Entrenched Eating Disorder

In this podcast Tabitha Farrar explains why she believes that neural rewiring is a crucial and often not understood aspect of achieving full recovery from a long-term restrictive eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder. 

July 24, 2018  

Recovery stories: Cannabis and eating disorder recovery

In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks Sophia — a person currrently in recovery — about medical use of cannabis in recovery from anorexia. 

May 12, 2018  

Recovery Stories: Unrestricted eating and freedom

In this podcast, Tabitha talks to Drake, who is in recovery from an eating disorder and wanted to share some hope. 

March 8, 2018  

Rehabilitate, Rewire, Recover: Force feeding yourself as an adult.

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.