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
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.
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
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
Self care can be a glamorized topic for our generation. Scroll on instagram and you can see champagne, bubble baths, and rose petals, but I'm guessing the majority of us don't necessarily have the time or the money to make our self care that lavish. (If you do, more power to ya.) Self care is … Continue reading Self care (is actually self compassion)
I've said it on my blog before that I don't think sharing our eating disorders story is helpful, so that's why I've vowed to never share mine. I think for many, hearing how sick other people were awakens the beast, which immediately starts telling us that we aren't and never were 'sick enough.' Now, if you've … Continue reading Re(dis)covery
Hi everyone! Below is a guest post written for you all by my wonderful friend, Charlotte. I asked Charlotte to share her story with us because it's always important to recognize that eating disorders and disordered eating affect people of all genders, races, religions, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, and more. Content warning: this post contains vague … Continue reading We Must Be Brave – guest post