If you're in recovery from an eating disorder, you know the feeling: you want to commit to recovery and not feel so miserable, but you refuse to gain weight or maybe you still want to lose weight. So many of the questions I get here and on Instagram revolve around that--how do I recover without … Continue reading I’ll recover if…
Just the other day, my friend Jessica texted me about a post she saw on instagram from a former classmate. The post pretty much spouted off about this person's newest diet, how we're all "addicted to sugar" and how much better this person feels now that they're "a new person." A new person? Because you … Continue reading Diets are lying to you. Here’s how.
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
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, it 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 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
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?