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.
When I explain to people that I'm a therapist who works with eating disorders and that I believe in the health at every size movement, I'm often met with the same questions: "but what about the obesity epidemic? What about the health risks that with being overweight? What about the people who lack willpower and … Continue reading Fruits and veggies and other foods you never thought you’d crave (my response to people who don’t believe in intuitive eating)
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
To the people who were my friends when I was sick, and to the people who have continued to get smaller while I've gotten bigger: My body has changed a lot, I feel this strange desire to say that off the bat even though it's physically obvious. Sometimes my eating disorder will get worried about … Continue reading To the people who have noticed I’ve gained weight