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, [...]

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 [...]

Principles of Intuitive Eating: Honor Your Hunger

As I discussed in my most recent post, Principles of Intuitive Eating: Reject the Diet Mentality, we live in a culture that promotes dieting and disordered eating. If you missed out on this post, I strongly suggest going back and reading it before digging into this principle of IE! The diet mentality discourages us from [...]

“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 [...]

#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 [...]

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, [...]

Real Life Recovery

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 [...]