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.

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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.

Thanks to the people in this forum for encouraging me to act on my fears and confront our 18yo d who denied her problem until an ER visit with very low potassium levels and severe dehydration. We also found good treatment resources at her college on this site. So I am eternally grateful to this community.

I'm delighted to say d has made huge progress, she's approaching a healthy weight, looks and feels so much better and has even decided to develop a proposal for the Clinton Global Initiative college forum to educate physicians and coaches on warning signs of EDs to nip it in the bud. I am so proud of her and relieved that she is not in serious danger now. She has her good days and bad of course, but her restrictions are SO few compared to August.

One book we've found very helpful is Surviving an Eating Disorder. Unlike many of the other books we read, this one is written for loved ones. It gives very specific things families can do to help a patient, and how to cope yourself. Hope it helps some of you as well.

Don't give up. I pray for healing for all of your loved ones suffering currently. May 2014 bring healing.
Libby fisher
I'm so glad your daughter is doing better!

I clicked the "amazon" link on this page and looked up the book Surviving an Eating Disorder. Here's the info.

Sending warm support!
"Hope is a wonderful thing ... but hope by itself is not enough. Hope is the reason to take action, to make a plan and then to change the plan when it isn’t working - over and over and over again if necessary." Hannah Joseph (Let's Feast Friday Reflection, "Just Keep Going," Friday, March 3rd, 2015)