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.

Need to talk with another parent? F.E.A.S.T. parents offer peer support via:

With an ED in the house can be hard to enjoy this time of year. I hope you are all kind to yourselves and that you get to enjoy this time with your families. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.

Thank you Foodsupport,
I wish you all the best too!
Trying to take it slow these few days. No expectations for D only for her to eat.
Happy holidays to all here on FEAST.


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)
Happy holidays to you both and everyone on this Forum!
Thank you very much! Would just like to add that I'm thinking of all of you still refeeding and especially those that are IP - it's very difficult having a sick child at a time when everyone out there is celebrating with family and friends. Hang in there!
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww
Happy Christmas to you on this amazing forum. This time last year we were in the thick of it with D8. This year she barely flinches at the sight of food and is merrily opening her presents without a care in the world😀. Thank you so much everyone here who supported us through those awful months....and there is most certainly hope. Love and hugs to you all xxx
Thankyou Foodsupport. Wishing you and all the other wonderful carers on FEAST a peaceful Christmas.
I wish you all around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas from Germany.
I hope you can have some nice hours with the family although you have ED in the house.
Try to do something nice for yourself. Give a hug from me to each family member. [biggrin]
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Merry Christmas! Thank you all for the support. We are still refeeding. Yesterday wasn't too bad; today is worse due to guilt ☹ We will keep at it though and pray that next year won't be so hard.
Same to all of you.  I hope those of you in the trenches are getting through.
I do hope everyone on this awful journey did find some peace and happiness over the festive season Thank you to everyone for all of your support
From the terrible lows to the few
highs that we have
I think I would have gone crazy without having the support we get here I am now beginning to feel I really need to get some help for myself After loosing it over Xmas with less than supportive family members who I have tried to explain the illness to but they just don’t get it and I am like a bull raging inside when I feel the frustration with them
Grrrr! I’m only human but I do think the 5/6 months of stress getting to me
Sorry for the rant
I know you all understand
Happy New Year everyone
Here’s to a brighter 2018!