Benefit number 52003 of ditching the diet, recovering from an eating disorder/disordered eating, and becoming an Intuitive Eater: You don’t have to skip out on holiday meals in hopes of maybe seeing half a pound less on the scale tomorrow. You don’t have to bring your own diet food to the meal. You don’t haveContinue reading “You Don’t Have to Miss Out on Holiday Meals in Hopes of Seeing 0.5 lb Less on The Scale Tomorrow”
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”
Raise your hand if your health insurance has ever denied you treatment coverage for your eating disorder because they said you weren’t sick enough. Often they say your labs are fine, your weight isn’t low enough, you should have been better by now, or you’re not getting better fast enough… Insurance is literally the worst!Continue reading “You are no Less Deserving of Help for Your Eating Disorder if Insurance Refuses to Pay for Treatment”
When you’re diagnosed with an eating disorder that means you’re going to have a messed up relationship with food and body image for the rest of your life, right? Nope! But won’t I always be “in recovery”? Nope! Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. That means no using behaviors on occasion when you’reContinue reading “Full Recovery From an Eating Disorder is Possible”
I’ve compiled a list of 17 super easy meal ideas for you to make when you need food fast and with minimal effort. Feel free to add your own meal ideas and keep referring back to this list as needed. It can be a real life saver to have a list of your go-to meals available.
Yes, the foods you eat and how you move your body absolutely can impact your mental health. This is why eating regular meals, including a variety of foods and food groups, staying hydrated, and finding time for joyful movement are all important. However, mental illness cannot be cured simply by diet and exercise alone. ItContinue reading “Treating Mental Illness is Not as Easy as Just Prescribing Diet and Exercise”