My Eating Disorder Story Mimi Cole

By: Mimi Cole / @the.lovelybecoming Was I ever really even sick? This is a question that pops up in my mind a whole lot, especially when I have been doing so very well. I recently went to the grocery store, and picked out all the things I wanted to have this week. Lemon cookies, spaghetti, [...]

Principles of Intuitive Eating: Making Peace with Food

I've sat down 8 different times to write this post. I'm having a hard time putting into words what my heart knows to be true about this topic. Making peace with food. When your relationship with food is plagued by anxiety, fear, distress, distrust, frustration, upset, and worry, it can be hard to imagine what [...]

My Life in the Fog (and How it Lifted)

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 [...]

“How did I get here?!” Exploring the Factors that Contribute to Eating Disorders

I haven't sat down and written anything for this blog since April ha. Life has been busy and it's much easier for me to write a few quick paragraphs for the insta (follow me @foodfreedomdietitain) vs a more lengthy piece on here. I have a tad bit more time on my hands during this season of [...]

Pain + Beauty in Recovery

~anonymous piece written by an individual in recovery from anorexia~ "Recovering from anorexia has, without a doubt, been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Battling your own mind day in and day out is an uphill + exhausting fight. I am forever grateful for the support I have from family, friends [...]

Learning Joyful Movement in Recovery

By: Megan Samuels "I first picked up a field hockey stick in order to learn a new skill and to have fun.  As I transitioned into private club and high school teams, my love for sports took a turn.  In high school, I was plagued by varsity sports.  I played varsity field hockey and lacrosse.  [...]

How to Improve Your Love/Hate Relationship with Sweets

"Just a little bit of the brownie batter..."  "Lick the spoon then move on." *Feels guilt and shame about licking the spoon* "Hmmm... well if you've already licked the spoon, you might as well finish off the whole bowl of batter." *Feels guilt and shame about finishing off the brownie batter* "Well, you're already ruined [...]

#PSL: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Enjoy a Drink from Starbucks

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 [...]

I Stopped Wearing My FitBit—Here’s What Happened

The concept seems innocent enough--track your steps to increase your activity level; increase your activity level, and improve your health-- or so it seems.  But the question I want to present to you today is this: Does your Fitbit actually improve your health? Are you able to wear it without obsessing over how many steps [...]

Weight Restoration + Wardrobe Woes: 7 Tips to Help Rebuild Your Wardrobe During Eating Disorder Recovery

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, [...]