Dangerous Dieting: the Shocking Effects of Starvation

While dieting has become a relatively common concept in our culture, the effects of restrictive dieting are startling. Even the word “diet”, which was originally intended to simply mean what one consumes nutritionally, has become equated with a restrictive diet, a way...

Are all Types of Eating Disorders the Same?

A question that is often posed in recovery is whether all types of eating disorders are the same, or at least similar. There has been some debate in the field as to whether eating disorders are best conceptualized through a categorical modelor a dimensionalmodel. The...

The Importance of Social Connection in Recovery

Are you a people person? At some level we all are. It is part of our nature to crave social connection, and when someone is recovering from an eating disorder it is so crucial to maintain social connection. This is because eating disorders tend to cause social...

Tips for Staying Motivated In Eating Disorder Treatment

At Cielo House were are no strangers to recovery ambivalence. We know all too well the internal tug-of-war between the part of you that actively wants to get better, and the part that isn’t so convinced the gains of recovery outweigh the losses. Not to mention the...