F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

Join these conversations already in progress:
• Road To Recovery - Stories of Hope
• Events for Parents and Caregivers Around the World
• Free F.E.A.S.T Conference Videos

Visit the F.E.A.S.T website for information and support.

If you need help using the forum please reach out to one of the moderators (listed below), or email us at bronwen@feast-ed.org.

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Please join us all in supporting all those affected by Covid-19 and know that all of us at F.E.A.S.T. are deeply concerned with how this affects our community. We can't stop the disruption, or make this easy, but we can all pull together to support one another.

Here's our plan here at F.E.A.S.T.

If you need extra support, our support services, including live chat/email/and phone support are available. Share this widely, please.

If you can offer extra support, we need you:
  • we are compiling information and resources for families in isolation and need your help sourcing and sharing them
  • our three forums need steady, calm, well-informed participants to keep our spaces positive and courageous: modeling distress tolerance and confidence in an uneasy time
  • share information about FEAST's resources to your contact circles both virtually and personally
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Laura (Collins) Lyster-Mensh
F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director
Thanks Laura!
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
Lots of links for ideas to help with anxiety, research relevant to those with EDs and some lighter stuff too on the Corona virus resources page on the F.E.A.S.T. website.
2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly gaining at home, seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight. 2020 Off to university, healthy and happy.
  • Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I need it most.
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence Recovery, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle.
  • If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
Thanks deenl and Laura, very useful
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018. We found ATDT and started refeeding at home march 2019. WR+ cushion June 2019.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding