170. Should You Drink Alcohol During Eating Disorder or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery?

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We're here with a bit of a contraversial topic today so I'm gonna start this off with a content warning: in this episode we discuss alcohol and its impacts on recovery, as well as ensuring you have a safe and healthy relationship with alcohol. If you find this topic triggering in any way please skip this episode and tune back in next week.

During this podcast Elyse and I discuss:

  • Signs you may have a strained relationship with alcohol from disordered eating point of view
  • Should you consume alcohol if it's just "empty calories"
  • The drunkorexia phenomenon of consuming alcohol in place of calories from food
  • Like food restriction, how the restriction of alcohol in the short term may lead to cycles of binge drinking later on
  • Is it actually safe to consume alcohol in eating disorder or hypothalamic amenorrhea recovery?
  • What does a safe and moderate amount of alcohol look like?
  • How both alcohol and malnutrition impact the body and liver function in different ways
  • The link between excessive alcohol consumption and missing periods due to stress
  • Whether you should challenge any unhelpful beliefs you have around alcohol in recovery
  • How alcohol may be another symptom of the "fear of losing control" which is a common concern for those in eating disorder and HA recovery
  • Our own personal experiences of our relationship with alcohol before, during and after recovery

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