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5 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Meals When You Have An Eating Disorder

Holiday meals. I hear it all the time in the office, “I am skipping this holiday party. I’ll say I have a headache.” Food focused events are hardly a relaxing and enjoyable time for individuals who suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. It can be difficult to focus on the social connections of holiday […]

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How to Recover from A Thanksgiving Binge

-Mayah Taylor, MA Avoiding a food binge around Thanksgiving can be extremely difficult. The complexities of family dynamics, extensive buffets, and towering plates can all seem overwhelming. When one struggles with a binge eating disorder or even a healthy meal plan that you have been consistent with thus far, indulging in a Thanksgiving food binge […]

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The Thin Line between Diet and Eating Disorder

Diet. Many of us have been on them for the sole purpose of loosing weight to fit into that swimsuit or to look a certain way. When we diet, we have an end goal in mind. And once we reach that goal, the diet stops. Or, we stop the diet before we reach that number […]

Mindful Eating

Conversations on Mindful Eating

Life Cycles Counseling is dedicated to raising awareness of Eating Disorders (and other addictions) by eliminating shame and creating a sisterhood in which every BODY is accepted, loved, and cherished at any size. We also love to combat weight-based stereotypes. These stereotypes give way to stigma, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace, healthcare, interpersonal relationships […]

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Coping After A Thanksgiving Binge Eating Episode

So, You Ate A lot at Thanksgiving, Now What? Thanksgiving is probably one of the hardest times of year for someone who struggles with binge eating. The holiday is heavily associated with food in large quantities. This can be very tempting and often be a trigger for some. If you struggle with binge eating, you […]

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: Controlling the Binge

by Mayah Taylor, MA When we talk about binge eating, a key characteristic is frequently eating large quantities of food and feeling unable to stop eating. Other characteristics of binge eating are the sense of lack of control over eating during a binge episode, eating even when not full or hungry, and eating rapidly during […]

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3 Things People with Binge Eating Disorders Wish Others Understood

Pizza. Ice Cream. Chocolate. All of these foods are so tempting that one is almost frozen in space until the urge to eat their trigger food is accomplished. People with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) live in a world in which food is not just on their mind; it is often the only thing they can […]

One Thing You MUST Do to Avoid Overeating This Thanksgiving

Holidays are a time for overindulgence in buying, eating, and drinking. But it doesn’t have to be! At Thanksgiving, it is very common for us to consume 1,000 calories or more during the meal and to continue eating way past the point of being full. Afterwards, we feel like a pig (I know I do) […]

July 2016 Resource Roundup Life Cycles Counseling

July 2016 Resource Roundup

Those of you who follow us on Facebook know we are passionate about sharing stories, resources and information with our clients and followers. We are constantly sharing resources that we find useful, informative and educational in the realm of mental health, substance abuse, eating disorders and current events. Each month we will round up the […]

Over 100 Showed Up for Speak UP

Several weeks have passed since my first Speak UP session on the VCU campus, but I am still reminded of how much impact a collective group of people can have on each other. The mantra that comes to mind is, “you mean something to someone.” What that means to me is that individuals need to […]


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