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…
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.
Something I've gotten a lot of messages about recently on instagram is the vicious restrict/binge cycle. A lot of people message me asking about certain behaviors, why they are so hungry, how to stop restricting/binging, and to discuss the different stages of recovery they're in. Every time I get one of these messages, I think … Continue reading The restrict/binge cycle and patience in recovery
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
A huge, huge, HUGE part of recovery for me is body acceptance. I’m not saying we have to love our bodies…we just have to deal with them. As someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, learning to accept my body and be comfortable living in it has been a trip and a half. … Continue reading Set Point Theory
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!
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