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.
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)
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
A huge, huge, HUGE part of recovery for me is body acceptance. I’m not saying we have to love our bodies…we just have to deal with them. As someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, learning to accept my body and be comfortable living in it has been a trip and a half. … Continue reading Set Point Theory