Lifestyle Changes to Manage Eating Disorders
- Maintain a healthy weight and body image
- Maintain a rational approach to dieting, food, and exercise
- Know and avoid triggers
- Receive treatment, as necessary
- Work on building a meaningful, fulfilling, and satisfying life
- Develop effective coping skills
- Take medicines as prescribed
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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