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 [...]
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, [...]
"Everyone is a little disordered, right?" I've been asked this question a countless number of times by friends and family when they discover that I work in the field of eating disorders. Sometimes the person posing the question is referring to the fact that everyone occasionally overeats, eats based off of their emotions, or is [...]
Eating Disorder Recovery: Motivation
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 [...]