Category: Eating Disorder

Fostering Inclusivity and Affirmative Care: Montecatini’s Commitment to LGBTQIA2S+

To support increasing understanding, reducing stigma, and instilling hope in those affected by eating disorders, one of Montecatini’s commitments moving forward is to focus on affirmative care for our LGBTQIA2S+ patients. Ensuring high-quality care requires us to understand the unique needs of this population as well as the commonalities shared with ALL our patients’ care. … Read More

Understanding Overtraining: Recognizing Signs, Risks, and Recovery Strategies

One of the potential risks with exercising, whether intentional or not, is overtraining. Anyone can fall victim to overtraining. Overtraining is when an individual works their muscles outside of their muscles’ capacity without proper muscle recovery. In the beginning stage, defined as “overreaching,” muscles are sore and inflamed and can feel heavy. Recovering from overtraining … Read More

Empowering Recovery: Montecatini’s Commitment to National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024

Montecatini, a leading eating disorder treatment program situated in the picturesque surroundings of Carlsbad, California, is delighted to share insights on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which occurred February 26-March 1, 2024. This pivotal week served as an opportunity for us to amplify awareness, provide education, and instill hope for individuals battling eating disorders. At … Read More

The Complex Relationship Between Exercise and Eating Disorders

For eating disorders awareness week, let’s dive into awareness of exercise in eating disorders. While initial intention for exercise can often be derived from achieving optimal health, exercise can become disordered or enmeshed in an eating disorder. Here are six ways exercise can be disordered, followed by introspective questions for each one:  Compensatory Exercise: Compensatory … Read More

Empathy During Girl Scouts Cookie Season: An Eating Disorder Awareness Perspective

In case you missed it, there was a post that went viral that is worth talking about and sharing for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  This post was created by the Instagram handle @mondaydieter. The profile shares that her name is Nicole Romanella O’Neal. She is a mother, a disordered eating recovery advocate, and a … Read More

Dear you~

Dear you~ If you’re reading this, you’re not alone. I’ve been there too. My journey at Montecatini began over 2 years ago. There’s a part of me that wants to share all the specifics of my eating disorder to justify that I needed treatment; however, I have learned that my illness was enough, is enough, … Read More

I Am Enough

I have struggled with an eating disorder from the age of 5, body dysmorphia from the age of 9, and self-harm beginning at the age of 12. I have had several suicide attempts with the last attempt in June of 2015. I was diagnosed with Major Clinical Depression and received much needed treatment and care … Read More

Special Guest: Alumni Blog- Christina T.

I consider myself a learner. I love uncovering and discovering new theories and concepts that challenge me. I love questioning authority and the systems around me. So I knew that when I went to treatment, I probably wouldn’t be the most compliant patient. The underlying concepts of recovery give us so much to question. “Recovery” … Read More