Your Eating Disorder is Valid Even if You Don’t Have Dramatic Before and After Photos

your eating disorder is valid even if you dont have dramatic before and adter pictures

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week and that means a lot of people are posting their before and after photos of when they were at their sickest vs in recovery. Often, these pictures show emaciated befores and still relatively thin afters. It totally misses the point that most people don’t have a dramatic before and after and a lot of people don’t recover to thin bodies. Eating disorders exist in all size bodies and not everyone loses significant amounts of weight when they are struggling the most.

Your eating disorder is valid even if you don’t have dramatic before and after pictures.
Your eating disorder is valid even if you didn’t lose weight.
Your eating disorder is valid even if no one noticed you were struggling.
Your eating disorder is valid if you recovered into a fat body.

Looking for more help in recovering from your eating disorder? Christina is an experienced eating disorder registered dietitian nutritionist in the Centerport and Babylon, New York area or virtually. Send Christina an email to learn more about 1:1 nutrition therapy sessions!

Published by Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT

Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving the Long Island, New York City, and New York State areas helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every SizeĀ® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.

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