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
People often talk about how weight restoring is the hardest part of recovery, but I think this invalidates something I've learned through the last few years of my own recovery. All parts of recovery are hard. While the refeeding process and weight restoring can be physically painful (and emotionally excruciating), I think that this time … Continue reading (weight) Restored
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?
Do you ever find yourself scrolling through facebook, twitter, or any other social media platform and stumble upon the newest and stupidest fitness trends? We're obviously no stranger to the dumb ways of diet culture, but every once in a while I scroll across something *especially* stupid and I actually laugh out loud. Most recently … Continue reading Dumb fitness (and diet) trends that really make me roll my eyes
If you're anything like me, picking an outfit for an important event can sometimes be stressful and can lead to an increase in body focus. This doesn't really happen to me so much anymore, but in early recovery, I knew that holidays meant an outfit freak out. I think this is really normal. I learned pretty … 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