Relapse can be a common part of the recovery process.
Many people with eating disorders experience a relapse or recurrence as they recover from their disorder and learn to manage their eating habits.
It should be kept in mind that a relapse or recurrence does not signify a failure to recover; instead, it should simply be seen as a normal part of recovery. Many people with eating disorders view relapses as an opportunity to learn from the experience and to improve their skills so they can cope with the relapse next time.
Read the full article here via the National Eating Disorders Collaboration website: