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/bingeing, 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
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
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
Picking an outfit for an important event can sometimes be stressful and can lead to an increase in body focus. For a lot of folks, the holidays can bring on this level of stress. I think this is really normal. At this point in my life, it's equally important to me that an outfit be cute and … 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