Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of uncontrollable eating, typically not followed by compensatory behaviors. People often get confused and believe that if they are engaging in a binge, they automatically meet criteria for a BED diagnosis, but that’s not always the case! Let’s break it down by taking a look … Continue reading Is it Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or are you stuck in a vicious cycle?
I have seen a lot of STUPID stuff on the internet lately. And by stupid stuff, I mean inherently disordered things cloaked in the world of recovery and diet culture. Let's face it: not everyone on this planet sees diet culture for what it is. Some people--even though they claim to have knowledge about food, … Continue reading Thoughts on diet culture lately
I've written posts in the past about certain diet foods and how I *hate* them, but I've been thinking a lot lately about WHY we do certain things we do in recovery. I think a lot of people hold on to certain diet foods (halo top, fat free *insert anything here*, or low sugar options) … Continue reading When diet culture and your ED collide
Now that my fiance and I have been together for almost 4 years, Valentine's Day is not at big of a deal as it used to be. This Valentine's Day we had a brunch date since my fiance is a sports writer and works nights (cause I guess that's when sports games happen?). We ended … Continue reading Valentine’s Day!
In our diet and exercise obsessed culture, you'll hear a lot of people say "the only workout you'll regret is the one you don't do." As far as I'm concerned, that's false. And it's also inherently tied in diet culture because if you're mad at yourself for not working out, that sounds like you've got … Continue reading Exercising in recovery
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 EDs/DE can come in all shapes and sizes (literally and figuratively). Most people who have EDs don't meet the exact criteria for AN … Continue reading We Must Be Brave – guest post
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?