How to Maintain Eating Disorder Recovery While Travelling

Cara's Corner

Travelling , be it a short city break, a long backpacking holiday and everything in between, can throw up a lot of challenges for people dealing with and recovering from an eating disorder.

I am reasonably well travelled having been to various parts of the world alone, with friends, with my boyfriend and with family, and I’ve learnt a lot about how to manage recovery in different circumstances. I thought I would share a few of them here.

Make a plan before you go

Have some ideas in place of what eating is going to look like wherever it is you‘re going, whether it’s just overnight or for a few weeks. Decide before you go what feels reasonable and achievable, and have back up plans in place just in case you can’t do exactly as you’d expected to.

Talk to people

Share some of the thoughts and feelings you’re having…

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