Article Written By: Carrie Minns What is it like to live every day with an eating disorder controlling your every thought, action, word, breath? On the outside looking in, I’m the picture of health. I’m active. I do yoga, climb, and run. I eat what society deems as “healthy”, and hide my fears related to [...]
Happy fall, y'all! It's finally getting to that point where I am ready to throw a scarf around my neck, slip on my boots, and pick up a hot pumpkin spice latte (#PSL) on my way to work! It's so crazy to think that just last week I was hiding out inside, sipping on my iced #PSL [...]
Weight fluctuations are a normal part of eating disorder recovery-- but that doesn't make them any easier. The only way to truly recovery from your eating disorder is to surrender all efforts spent on trying to control your weight and body size. This goes without saying, but all behaviors such as dieting / food restriction, [...]
What are food rules? Food Rules are a set of guidelines that a person internalizes that dictates when, where, how, and what he or she can eat on a given day. Here are some examples of common food rules found in our culture: "Do not eat anything after 7:00 pm." "No more than _________ calories [...]
Is there a way to enjoy holiday treats without overindulging? Is overindulging the same thing as binging? Is it restricting if I say "no" to a dessert that I really don't want? How do we make sense of this?
I recently interviewed individuals who are in recovery in to shed some light on this complex and highly misunderstood process. Here's what they said: What do you wish you knew before starting recovery? "For a long time, I thought recovery was more based on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight again. I was only focused [...]