This is a letter to my fellow non-black dietitians and people in the anti-diet/eating disorder space.
Check in with your friends (and especially your kids) using this time during lockdown to get “healthier”.
This intention, while usually innocent, can very often lead to disordered eating or even eating disorders (or relapse of an existing ED).
This is Why Your Quarantine 15 or COVID 19 Weight Gain Jokes Aren’t Funny and Are Showing Your Fat Phobia
What does it say about our society that some people are more afraid of gaining weight during a deadly global pandemic than they are of actually getting sick? I don’t know about you, but if I survive this pandemic with my health and all of my loved ones and I also happen to gain some weight, I’ll consider myself very lucky.
How are you doing in this time of uncertainty during the Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic? If you’re having a hard time with food and body image or with your eating disorder recovery, you are most definitely not alone.
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.
If you feel like you failed eating disorder treatment, but know that what actually failed you was a treatment program designed fundamentally for a young, well off, white, able bodied, thin woman, I see you.