Minnie Maud Recovery

Minnie Maud is an eating disorder recovery method developed by Gwyneth Olwyn.  It has since been rebranded as the Homeodynamic Recovery Method.  The website with all of the pertinent information can be found here. What follows is my own analysis of the method and a brief overview of my successes with it. MinnieMaud Guidelines are the […]

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The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

An in depth look at the most groundbreaking study of human starvation and recovery. The Minnesota Starvation Experiment provides an excellent blue print for modern recovery from disordered eating and chronic dieting. It was the scientific proof that allowed me to fully recover from my own ED.

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Relationships in Eating Disorders and Recovery

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!  I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all of the love in your life.  Love between family, friends, pets, and romantic partners!  Being in a romantic relationship  while suffering or recovering from an eating disorder is not an easy task.  Often it is difficult for a partner […]

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Quasi-Recovery

Quasi-recovery is a point in recovery where weight has been restored, but your body and mind have not been fully healed.  It is a halfway point to real recovery. The only way to stop this is to truly recover. To truly recover means to give into the mental hunger, to stop restricting any calories by eating at least 3500 a day, to stop working out, and to let your body gain more weight than you may be initially comfortable with. It is the only way you will ever truly free yourself because if you are stuck in quasi, you are not truly free.

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To Exercise Or Not To Exercise?

That is the question… Should you exercise in recovery?  The short answer is no. For those recovering from disordered relationships to their bodies and food, exercise is a bad idea.  Exercise burns calories and the goal of eating disorder recovery is weight restoration, so doing any exercise to slow or impede this process goes directly […]

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How I Recovered

I want to start off by saying that I am not a dietician, psychologist, or doctor of any sort.  If you are experiencing serious medical concerns, please go see a doctor as soon as possible and if you are having any abnormal, anxious, depressed, or suicidal thoughts or feel like you need a trained ear […]

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