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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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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Navigating The Holidays in Recovery

This week is American Thanksgiving which means lots of food, and lots of nosy relatives asking you insensitive and intrusive questions.  If you are someone recovering from an eating disorder, any Holiday that is hallmarked by food can be difficult and triggering.  When I was sick I definitely wanted to avoid these situations.  But oftentimes you […]

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Why 3500 Calories?

Before I begin this article/website is where I learned it all. I’ve had a few people reach out to me asking how to eat 3500 calories a day when the mere idea seems impossible.  I’ve also been asked why is this number the minimum.  These are questions I once remember having and are echoed a […]

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