Kelli Falconberry, Author at Aster Springs

Kelli Falconberry

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Is Feeling Guilty After Eating an Eating Disorder?

You’ve laid out a delicious meal, selected your favorite protein, loaded up with some delicious freshly baked bread, added some melty cheese for good measure, and eaten everything in sight. After you take the last bite, the little voice in the back of your head maliciously says, “you shouldn’t have done that. Now you have …

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5 Important Statistics on Anorexia Nervosa

Eating disorders have become increasingly common across many demographics, affecting more people than ever. However, the stigma surrounding conditions such as anorexia nervosa continues to make it difficult to discuss and help those suffering from it properly. While it’s one of the most common eating disorders, most people may not know the true severity of …

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Body Image, Body Checking, and Body Avoidance: Obstacles for Eating Disorder Recovery

Written by Kate Fisch, LCSW – AVP of Clinical Partnerships, Eating Disorder Network   A common stumbling block on the road to eating disorder recovery is ongoing negative body image thoughts. Even after someone has progressed towards recovery by significantly decreasing their eating disorder behaviors and repairing their relationship with food, negative body image concerns …

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Can Depression Cause an Eating Disorder?

If you or someone you love suffers from both depression and an eating disorder, you probably know a little bit about how the two conditions work together, each one making the other problem worse and more difficult to overcome. Difficult, but not impossible. Although studies show a known connection between depression and eating disorders, they …

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How to Know if You Have ARFID

Most people associate avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) with younger children; however, it’s not exclusive to this younger demographic. This condition can occur in older teenagers, young adults, and above for various reasons. Knowing how to differentiate between being a picky eater and having the “silent eating disorder” becomes vital for anyone looking to get …

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How to Differentiate Picky Eating from Eating Disorders

Many parents know the struggle of getting their children to eat nutritious foods all too well. Most of the time, they can get them to eat their fruits and veggies with a little coaxing and negotiations, leaving all right with their ongoing development. However, in some cases, these bouts of picky eating could signify something …

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Effects of Anorexia on Mental Health

You can probably infer many physical consequences a person may suffer when they intentionally starve themselves. Things like: A person with anorexia will likely lose weight detrimentally, and a lack of nutrients will show in her hair, skin, and nails. In addition, they will experience headaches, stomach pain, bone density issues, and heart problems. But …

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What Are the Treatment Options for Anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is a serious but treatable disorder that affects people worldwide. Effective treatment is the best way to recover from anorexia, without it patients will likely face an uphill battle filled with complications. With help from a professional treatment facility like Aster Springs, people suffering from anorexia can obtain the right treatment plans and …

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