The other night, one of my closest friends, Danielle, messaged me on instagram saying "can you PLEASE do a blog on why I hate Whole 30?" I took a screen shot and posted it to my story in hopes of showing others that even people who aren't in recovery and aren't super involved in the anti-diet scene can see … Continue reading I asked my non-ED friends what they think about Whole 30 and they went off
One of the weirdest things about our culture is the way we obsess over photos. It seems like people are more concerned about how they look in photos than how they look in real life, and our world is filled with instagram accounts that capture the *perfect* selfie and the *perfect* meal. Have you ever … Continue reading Your body in photos
I've done a lot of "eating in the moment" lately. What I mean by that is that I've been eating a lot without overthinking it. One thing that is extremely telling of EDs is that people often don't engage in free-eating, simply out of fear of what will happen to their bodies. This type of … Continue reading Munching!
Diet culture is everywhere, and sometimes it's right in front of our faces. Dealing with a friend or family member who buys into diet culture can be extremely triggering for people in recovery from eating disorders. Sometimes, it's not even friends or family, it's strangers you hear at the grocery store, commercials you see on … Continue reading Nobody cares about your diet!
As much as I love the recovery community on the internet, it always disheartens me to see certain posts or people who are seemingly here for the wrong reasons. Eating disorders are competitive illnesses, we all know that. An eating disorder tricks you into thinking being sick is "good," and you're soon filled with a … Continue reading “Sick enough”
Last night, as I added the new clothes I bought this week into my closet here in Boston, I picked out some shirts that I haven't worn in YEARS and threw them into a bag I'll later bring to Goodwill. Back in March, when I was home to visit my mom, I managed to fill … Continue reading Sick clothes (belong in the trash)
I never thought I'd think clothes shopping was fun, just because staring at yourself in a mirror is basically asking your ED to scream at you even louder than usual. However, within the past few years, clothes shopping has gotten easier and easier the more I do it. Fall always seems to be a good … Continue reading My body is going to change and that’s healthy