But professionals who say they’re treating eating disorders should 100% not be prescribing behaviors for larger bodied people that are diagnosed as eating disorders in smaller bodied people. That is to say prescribing starvation diets and obsessive behaviors to people just to get them to lose a few pounds that are likely to come back anyway Is not ethical or evidence based care.
Eating disorders occur all across the size, race, age, socioeconomic, gender, and mental health spectrum. You don’t have to be thin, white, young, rich, female, and traumatized to have an eating disorder worthy of treatment. Often, this is the image we’re presented with of someone with an eating disorder, but that is only one typeContinue reading “You Don’t Have to be Thin, White, Young, Rich, Female, or Traumatized to Have an Eating Disorder Worthy of Treatment”
It’s easy to let your eating disorder become your identity. After all, it becomes such a big part of your life. But part of recovery is discovering who you are without your eating disorder. What do you like? What don’t you like? What’s your favorite color? Where would you like to travel? What makes youContinue reading “You Are so Much More Than Your Eating Disorder”