When you have an eating disorder, taking care of yourself can help you feel better during and after treatment and help maintain your overall health.
Try to make these steps a part of your daily routine:
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- Stick to your treatment plan — don't skip therapy sessions and try not to stray from meal plans.
- Talk to your doctor about appropriate vitamin and mineral supplements to make sure you're getting all the essential nutrients.
- Don't isolate yourself from caring family members and friends who want to see you get healthy and have your best interests at heart.
- Talk to your health care providers about what kind of exercise, if any, is appropriate for you.
- Read self-help books that offer sound, practical advice. Your health care provider may recommend some helpful resources.
- Resist urges to weigh yourself or check yourself in the mirror frequently. This may simply fuel your drive to maintain unhealthy habits.
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