We hear it over and over: the freshman fifteen, the idea that once you get over the age of 50 you just "stop caring" about your appearance, how women everywhere need to "bounce back" to their pre-pregnancy body. People are constantly talking about this idea that if your body changes, you've let yourself go. By … Continue reading So you’ve let yourself go…or at least, that’s what diet culture is telling you.
When I explain to people that I'm a therapist who works with eating disorders and that I believe in the health at every size movement, I'm often met with the same questions: "but what about the "*besity" epidemic? What about the health risks that with being overweight? What about the people who lack willpower and … Continue reading Fruits and veggies and other foods you never thought you’d crave (my response to people who don’t believe in intuitive eating)
A really important thing to remember in recovery is that a lot of people engage in some disordered behavior. And it can be hard to focus on recovery and work towards health when other people *still* are losing weight, engaging in dieting behaviors, and even focusing on things like calories and macros. It can feel unfair--and … Continue reading When diet-culture is normalized
It's that time of year again--and it's hard to believe that I'm even typing that. I feel like just yesterday I was posting the twelve days of recovery tips over on the @feedmerecovery instagram and it was my first holiday season with both my blog and my instagram account! If there's one thing I hear … Continue reading The Holidays are HERE!
If you scroll through Instagram and poke around in the various corners of the recovery community on the internet, you'll likely stumble upon photos of people in their underwear, information about weight lost/gained, and a decent amount of people who are still focusing on their bodies and the numbers that come along with recovery. Eating … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t be focused on numbers in recovery
Something I've gotten a lot of messages about recently on instagram is the vicious restrict/binge cycle. A lot of people message me asking about certain behaviors, why they are so hungry, how to stop restricting/bingeing, and to discuss the different stages of recovery they're in. Every time I get one of these messages, I think … Continue reading The restrict/binge cycle and patience in recovery
The other night when I had dinner with a friend, I heard myself say something that I thought quite nicely described the view point on life lately: happiness is hard work. What I mean by that is that happiness doesn't just happen. It doesn't just come, good relationships don't just pop up, and anything worth … Continue reading Happiness is hard work