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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
So let’s get real for a minute. I used to believe I would never recover from my eating disorder. I thought it was possible for everyone else except for me and that I would never truly be free from the thoughts that consumed me. I wasn’t sure I would ever be “normal”. But with a lot of support and persistence, I achieved full recovery. Unfortunately, way too many of my peers either lost their fight or continue to struggle or live in quasi recovery.