Remission is not about food, or about weight; it is not just about eating enough. It is not just about reaching any particular weight. ED is a complex mental health disorder, characterised by patterns of behaviour and response. Unless THESE are addressed, ED lurks beneath the surface and runs our lives.
Getting fat is NOT the biggest health risk associated with some strategies for “obesity prevention”.
We need nutritional science to get alongside ED sufferers, and look for ways to support ad libitum feeding, to facilitate the adding and increasing of intake, and – this is really important – to support them medically when biomarkers go awry, as they are wont to do in recovery, WITHOUT promoting any form of restriction.
“Hi, I am a complete stranger. I don’t know you, or anything about you. I am however, a fatphobe, and I have a solid sense of my own superiority over other people that enables me to judge them on their appearance. I can tell you, based on my completely biased and inward facing bigotry, without…
Early intervention for children with eating disorders is best evidence-based treatment. Yet clinicians are failing to implement this research, further endangering the young people in their care.
No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it. Albert Einstein.
Weight control may help a person reach a target weight, but it does not equal remission. To see improved rates of remission, ED treatment needs to be extricated from within the current paradigm of weight management.