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, that sounds like you've got … Continue reading Exercising in recovery
People often talk about how weight restoring is the hardest part of recovery, but I think this invalidates something I've learned through the last few years of my own recovery. All parts of recovery are hard. While the refeeding process and weight restoring can be physically painful (and emotionally excruciating), I think that this time … Continue reading (weight) Restored
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.* This annoys me so much. I hate the way these people fall … Continue reading New Year’s resolutions and AGING in America
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
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 recently stumbled along an article on the internet about a mother who doesn't feed her children sugar. It wasn't the first I'd seen this article, let alone an article of this nature, and the same thought crossed my mind that always does: what a great way to give your child an eating disorder. Here's … Continue reading Forbidden food for babies?
A lot of people ask me specific questions about my eating disorder and my own recovery journey, but believe it or not, that's not what this blog is about. I choose to not share specific details about my own struggle because I think sharing your story can trigger people. Ask yourself this: why are you … Continue reading Why I won’t share ‘my eating disorder story’