You Got My Back, Yeah?: 9. What Recovery Is, and Is Not.

There have been times of confusion within myself in regards to understanding what recovery from an eating disorder is, and is not. It is important here to be realistic. Recovery is definitely possible, if you have a realistic expectation and acceptance of what that means for you. For me, it meant not having a dire… Read More You Got My Back, Yeah?: 9. What Recovery Is, and Is Not.

You Got My Back, Yeah?: 8. You Still Need to Eat: Leading By Healthy Example

When suffering from an eating disorder, even facts can form the twisted distortions of reality. Especially as there is an over-abundance of food and healthy eating myths plaguing the Internet and mass media. Some of them can be taken out of proportion and extenuated to facilitate and justify eating disordered behaviours. Others are entirely false… Read More You Got My Back, Yeah?: 8. You Still Need to Eat: Leading By Healthy Example

You Got My Back, Yeah?: 5. Privacy Vs Secrecy

Eating disorders are secretive illnesses. They thrive in secrecy and breed behind the closed doors of silence. However, secrecy and privacy are separated by a fine line, which was respected. I had diaries within which my thoughts, calculations, graphs – whatever I was using to document, chart and fulfil my obsession with food and weight… Read More You Got My Back, Yeah?: 5. Privacy Vs Secrecy

You Got My Back, Yeah?: 3. Encouragement To Negotiate With The Enemy

“But I don’t want to eat today” She knew. I didn’t want to eat anything every day. I never wanted to eat again. Did I eat every day? Of course I did, unless on the odd occasion I slipped under the radar. We negotiated. “Can you eat something please? Even if it is something small,… Read More You Got My Back, Yeah?: 3. Encouragement To Negotiate With The Enemy

You Got My Back, Yeah? : 10 Key Support Methods In Overcoming an Eating Disorder

An eating disorder is a real challenge to overcome. The pathology that underlies the eating disorder runs so deep within the core, becomes so entrenched within the psyche and so consuming that no part of life remains untouched, unscathed, or unaffected. Distortions are skewed. Rationale and abilities to make sense of the world are shaken… Read More You Got My Back, Yeah? : 10 Key Support Methods In Overcoming an Eating Disorder

Orthorexia is the New Anorexia, and It’s Not Cool

Social Media is bursting with #BodyPositivity #LoveYourself and #ICanSoYouCan to messages seemingly aimed at the average health conscious woman. At face value it seems like a pretty brilliant and groundbreaking trend that’s taking over. People are going to fitness events more, we are health conscious now thanks to a decade of public health campaigning. Dig… Read More Orthorexia is the New Anorexia, and It’s Not Cool