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

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Mika
Can anyone please tell me why are nights and weekends are the hardest when it comes to ED behaviors? 
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Torie
Dunno.  It is usually true that they feel worse and worse as the day progresses, but I have no idea why.  That is backwards from clinical depression, which is generally worst in the morning and eases as the day goes on.

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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ValentinaGermania
Weekends: I agree with Ronson it is lack of routine, when we did all meals same on weekends like in the week and had distraction in between it was better.
Nights: I think here it was the hardest time because the ED voice blamed her for all the food she has eaten at that day before.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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MKR
Yes, I agree with Ronson.

I also suspect that the ED is hoping to find a way out, more opportunities to sneak some exercise, hide some food.

And hence the huge reaction each time ED is challenged. 

Or maybe it's because at school the ED finds a way to "compensate" for the food eaten at home?
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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