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Hello to all the amazing people on this forum. I have a question, but first a quick update.

D has been around 100% weight to height for 6 months and we are really beginning to see some changes now, although progress feels soooooo slooooow. The ED rages seem to be gone (replaced by teenager meltdowns but we'll take those any day), ED behaviours are fading and she is doing independent eating at school which although very early days, seems to be going well. D even had a chocolate fudge pop tart the other night, just because she wanted it. Anxiety is still present but at much lower levels. She's back in school and doing really well despite missing pretty much a whole term. We are very aware though that it's early days and we still have a long way to go to get D to a strong recovery.

I can't stress enough how much the shared experiences and resources here have helped to inform us and keep us going - particularly in the face of lack of support and misinformation from CAHMS. This forum is a life saver.

My question is, can anyone please point me to any research evidence or clinical guidelines or similar that support the view that weight restoration to a healthy weight as quickly as possible is recommended?


R x
Hi, congrats to the great progress!
I am not sure what you are looking for but maybe these links help:
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Hi Robin,

This link is to a thread I started about weight restoration and CAHMS, particularly the comments by ‘foodsupport, - it might help

Thanks Tina and Hendrixt, those links are great.

R x