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.
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 recently stumbled along an article on the internet about a mother who doesn't feed her children sugar. It wasn't the first I'd seen this article, let alone an article of this nature, and the same thought crossed my mind that always does: what a great way to give your child an eating disorder. Here's … Continue reading Forbidden food for babies?
A lot of people ask me specific questions about my eating disorder and my own recovery journey, but believe it or not, that's not what this blog is about. I choose to not share specific details about my own struggle because I think sharing your story can trigger people. Ask yourself this: why are you … Continue reading Why I won’t share ‘my eating disorder story’
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!
*DISCLAIMER: this blog speaks about binge eating in relation to those in recovery from restrictive EDs. If you struggle with BED, this information might not hold true to your experience. People have been asking me a lot lately about what is and isn't *normal* recovery behavior. So first things first: good question! The word normal … Continue reading Are you actually binge eating, or is that your ED talking?
Something I've noticed myself doing lately is trying to plan out my day in terms of food. I'll be eating breakfast and make my food decisions based on what I *know* I'm going to eat later. Now, don't get me wrong: in the early stages of recovery, this can be extremely important and helpful for … Continue reading Trusting your body (what a normal idea!)