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.
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.
For those of us who never receive treatment for our eating disorders, there are still several ways to help ourselves.
Here are 5 key methods of support treatment programs offer and how you can mimic this support at home either in lieu of treatment, or once discharged: