We’ve all heard about the “Freshman Fifteen.” Maybe your aunts and strangers at the grocery store alike have warned you about the body changes that come with heading off to school—but is any of it true? Here’s the thing: most people in college do gain weight, but it’s not because they’re doing something “wrong,” it’s … Continue reading Myth Busting: The Freshman Fifteen
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've had a lot of people ask me about my eating disorder. And sometimes, when you find out that someone working in the eating disorder field is in recovery or recovered, you can get pretty curious. I get that. But it's not what this blog or my instagram are about. I choose to avoid sharing … Continue reading Why I won’t share ‘my eating disorder story’
*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?
A lot of people don't understand eating disorders. To some, food is just food and their physical body is not something they focus on 24/7. Even worse can be their complete misunderstanding of food/body/diet comments. When I was new to recovery, it was hard to ignore these comments. It almost felt like people were somehow … Continue reading Triggering comments are meant to be ignored.
For a lot of people in recovery, body checking is one of the hardest things to let go of. People are often in recovery for YEARS, and still find themselves drawn to mirrors, windows, and pretty much any reflective surface to examine how they look. It can be a super hard behavior to let go … Continue reading Body checking won’t change your body!