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
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?
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'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
***note: some of the images below may contain triggering content, but the purpose of including these images is to point out how stupid ads are*** It's that time of year, y'all! If you turn on your TV (or worse, go to the check-out aisle in your local grocery store) you'll find a SLEW of diet … Continue reading Diet ads are so dumb they’re sometimes comical
New Year's resolutions are a funny thing. Some people decide that they want to build better relationships, some decide they want to reach their career goals. Some people decide that they are going to finally *lose that weight* or really start *being active.* I hate the way these people fall prey to diet culture and … Continue reading New Year’s resolutions and AGING in America