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.
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
I feel like pretty often, when I'm scrolling through instagram or clicking through people's stories, I find pictures of people's tummies, butts, thighs, boobs, you name it. A lot of people in the recovery world like to share pictures of their bodies in a way that promotes self love in an authentic way. Most of … Continue reading Why do people really post body pics on instagram?
Picking an outfit for an important event can sometimes be stressful and can lead to an increase in body focus. For a lot of folks, the holidays can bring on this level of stress. I think this is really normal. At this point in my life, it's equally important to me that an outfit be cute and … Continue reading The most *stressful* time of the year?
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
Thanksgiving can be the hardest day of the year for someone in recovery. And I'm not talking about the food. What I hate most about Thanksgiving is the fact that people feel the need to make incessant diet culture comments. The food is actually my favorite part. Hearing our friends and family members make negative comments … Continue reading How to survive Thanksgiving (with annoying family members)
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’