Thanksgiving can be the hardest day of the year for someone in recovery. And I'm not talking about the food. What I hate most about Thanksgiving is the fact that people feel the need to make incessant diet culture comments. The food is actually my favorite part. Hearing our friends and family members make negative comments … Continue reading How to survive Thanksgiving (with annoying family members)
I've had a lot of people ask me about my eating disorder. And sometimes, when you find out that someone working in the eating disorder field is in recovery or recovered, you can get pretty curious. I get that. But it's not what this blog or my instagram are about. I choose to avoid sharing … Continue reading Why I won’t share ‘my eating disorder story’
It seems to me like so many people in the U.S. are obsessed with controlling their body sizes and doing *whatever they can* to avoid being "fat." I have this conversation with friends a lot. Why are we so obsessed with our bodies? When did we decide that a certain body type was "good," and … Continue reading Set points and my life in an average sized body
*DISCLAIMER: this blog speaks about binge eating in relation to those in recovery from restrictive EDs. If you struggle with BED, this information might not hold true to your experience. People have been asking me a lot lately about what is and isn't *normal* recovery behavior. So first things first: good question! The word normal … Continue reading Are you actually binge eating, or is that your ED talking?
Fad foods are a thing. I get that. Halo top is the most recent one. All over Instagram and all over Facebook I see people eating their Halo Top talking about how delicious it is. A relative of mine loves it. In fact, almost every time I talk to her on the phone, she excitedly … Continue reading Here’s my problem with Halo Top
A lot of people don't understand eating disorders. To some, food is just food and their physical body is not something they focus on 24/7. Even worse can be their complete misunderstanding of food/body/diet comments. When I was new to recovery, it was hard to ignore these comments. It almost felt like people were somehow … Continue reading Triggering comments are meant to be ignored.
For a lot of people in recovery, body checking is one of the hardest things to let go of. People are often in recovery for YEARS, and still find themselves drawn to mirrors, windows, and pretty much any reflective surface to examine how they look. It can be a super hard behavior to let go … Continue reading Body checking won’t change your body!