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Your Journey Can Not Just be Summed up in a “Before” or “After” Photo

your journey cannot just be summed up in a before or after photo

Every year during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week we see people posting their before and after photos. Usually, the before picture is of an emaciated body and the after shows the person at a healthier weight. This isn’t the whole picture. It doesn’t show the person’s journey beyond restoring their weight. It reinforces the idea that some people may have that everyone who has an eating disorder is thin and that recovery simply means gaining weight. We know that’s not the whole story.

You can’t always tell a person has an eating disorder simply by looking at them. And you can’t tell a person has recovered from an eating disorder simply by looking at them.

Your body is not an “after”. You are simply continuing your process of becoming.

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