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.
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)
It seems to me like so many people (read: women) 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 my dietitian a lot. Why are we so obsessed with our bodies? When did we decide that a certain body type … Continue reading Set points and my life in an average sized body
Perfectionism is something a lot of us are familiar with. In fact, it's known to be a big characteristic of people with EDs. I've long been aware of my own perfectionism and how it's been a tricky beast to work with. One of the best aspects of my recovery has been gaining self compassion and … Continue reading Let’s talk about perfectionism…and some science
I've done a lot of "eating in the moment" lately. What I mean by that is that I've been eating a lot without overthinking it. One thing that is extremely telling of EDs is that people often don't engage in free-eating, simply out of fear of what will happen to their bodies. This type of … Continue reading Munching!
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