The Truth About Exercise in Recovery

Alright, beautiful Warriors. Time for a little bit of Wednesday night #RealTalk. And I’m gonna be straight up – Just like I like my tequila. 🙂 Exercise. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Do you feel anxious, maybe because you wish you could be doing it right now? Do you feel guilty, maybeContinue reading The Truth About Exercise in Recovery

Weight Restoration Without an Appetite

Weight Restoration. The crux of recovery. Where the rubber meets the road. Where the physical healing takes place. Where the mental healing is tested. Weight restoration in eating disorder recovery takes many forms, methods, strategies, and sizes. Typically, once the body starts receiving consistent nutrition and adequate calories, your metabolism kicks in and you begin to feelContinue reading Weight Restoration Without an Appetite

The Truth about Bloating in Recovery

Alright, truth time. There’s an elephant in the room, and it has to do with refeeding in recovery. And that, my friends, is bloating. This is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, because it has to do with body image. During recovery, we’re working on accepting our new body and learning to love it. We’reContinue reading The Truth about Bloating in Recovery

Relationship #RealTalk: Toxic Relationships

The dictionary defines “toxic” as “harmful or deadly.” Other synonyms include poisonous, lethal, and virulent. Yikes. There will come a time in your recovery, where you have to take a cold, hard, look at your past, and ask the question, “Do I have toxic relationships in my life?” Spoiler alert: This is not a funContinue reading Relationship #RealTalk: Toxic Relationships

Relationship #RealTalk: Broken Relationships

If you’ve lived though an eating disorder, it’s no secret that they take a toll on your relationships. We all know the damage it brings to the body and to the mind, but the havoc ED wreaks on relationships is often overlooked. Eating disorders are like a Category F5 tornado. They rip through and leaveContinue reading Relationship #RealTalk: Broken Relationships

Accepting Your Body & Learning to Love Yourself

I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to anorexia, weight restoration is where the rubber meets the road. It’s not something that is often talked about or mentioned in prorecovery circles for fear of being triggering, or discouraging. But let’s face it: it’s the elephant in the room. To recover from an eating disorder, youContinue reading Accepting Your Body & Learning to Love Yourself

Living in a Triggering World

There is a universal truth that all women know to be true: Our culture is obsessed with thinness. Ask literally any woman, eating disorder history or not, and she will tell you the pressures that society places on her to be “pretty enough,” “thin enough,” “sexy enough.” Watch any television program, and the female leadContinue reading Living in a Triggering World