Have you ever completed a screening for disordered eating/eating disorders? If you’ve been diagnosed with an eating disorder and are reading this blog for support in your recovery, you probably have been. (I’m so glad you’re here!) If you’ve never been diagnosed with an eating disorder or never sought professional support for disordered eating patterns, … More How Okay Are You With Gaining 2 Pounds?
My eating disorder started out as an effort to be healthy. At the same time, I wanted to be skinny, or at least skinnier. Restricting my diet helped me lose weight (at least initially) under a socially acceptable guise of health. I was eating “clean” because it would help me run faster. Or something. [PSA: … More Thinness ≠ Happiness
“I’ll be happy when I’m thin.” Have you ever felt that way? I know I have. I used to feel like my whole life was on hold because I didn’t look the way I wished I looked. All around me, I saw thin and beautiful women, and it seemed like they were living their lives … More Learning to Be Content in Your Body
Like anyone, I’m picky about my clothes. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a fashionista (anything but, really) but I do like to feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident in the way I dress myself. So, when I find an item that I really like, I’m reluctant to give it up…even if it’s gone out of … More Cultivating a Comfortable Wardrobe
I don’t know if it’s the nature of my job, but it seems like every woman I speak with seems to struggle with bloating. Trust me—I get it. A full, distended abdomen is no fun. But what made the experience of bloat so painful for me in the past had less to do with the … More What’s Causing Your Bloat?