Anorexia: Learning New Eating Behaviors
People who have
anorexia often have difficulty at mealtimes. If
mealtime is a stressful time for you, try something different. During
- Try to eat slowly and gradually. Do not allow
yourself to get overwhelmed by the idea of eating a meal.
- Talk with
other people about things that interest you. Avoid talking about the food you
are eating or thinking about your weight gain worries.
- Resist the
temptation to argue with the people who are eating with you. Arguing increases
tension and stress and makes it more difficult for you to
- Trust that people around you are there to support your
recovery to health. Not everyone knows the best way to make you feel
The following may also help you develop more healthy eating
- Working together with your doctor, set a
reasonable weight for yourself. Decide the amount of weight you will gain each
- Pay attention to the amount of stress you have in your life.
Ask for help to reduce your stress.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 25, 2011
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