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Eating Disorder Recovery

A Little Secret: You Don't Need to Lose Weight to Love Yourself

Keara Hozella | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Keara Hozella

The content of this article may be sensitive to some readers. I'll let you in on a little secret: You do not need to lose weight to love yourself. Th...

Why I Never, Ever Forget To Eat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 12.24.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

There are some people that simply forget to eat out of busyness or preoccupation. I am not one of those people. I never have been, and I never will be -- and here's why.

Creating a Positive Relationship with Food During the Holidays

Erika Sales | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Erika Sales

Over the past few weeks I've received a lot of mixed messages about holiday eating, overeating, and diets that all point back to our culture's tumultuous relationship with food.

Sucking In My Stomach Was Sucking the Life Out of Me

Jennifer Petro-Roy | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Jennifer Petro-Roy

I've spent years sucking it in. Sucking everything in. I've sucked in my spirit trying to be what other people want me to be. I've sucked in my true body restricting and over-exercising. I sucked myself in. Now I'm starting to let it out.

7 Ways to Host a Thanksgiving Dinner That Supports Eating Disorder Recovery

Allison Epstein | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Allison Epstein

If you're hosting Thanksgiving for a guest with a history of food-related issues, you can't eliminate every single trigger from your table. But there are some small things you can do that will have a huge impact -- for them, and for all your guests.

Medical Complications Of Eating Disorders

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

In addition to increased understanding of medical issues associated with eating disorders among medical professionals, patients, families and non-medical treatment team members (therapists, dietitians, etc.) can champion for the use of basic strategies to identify and treat eating disorder complications in medical settings:

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Martha Kate Stainsby | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Martha Kate Stainsby

Eating disorders are so much more than what the public sees. There is hiding. There is deceiving. There are things that go on that you would never know about when you look at their smile, at their darling outfit, at their laughter.

Changing the Conversation

Martha Kate Stainsby | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Kate Stainsby

Moms, dads, teachers, friends, pastors, mentors, young people, you have a chance to change the conversation and it starts today. I hope today that you feel loved for who you are on the inside and not just on the outside because that is what matters.

The Power of Mythology in Mental Health: Overcoming the Dark Goddess of Eating Disorders

Erika Sales | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Erika Sales

Worshipped paradoxically as the queen of the underworld and as a youthful maiden, Persephone is a myth that gives us a glimpse into the eating disorde...

6 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With An Eating Disorder

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Certain comments from friends or family members can also be triggering to those that are suffering. When a loved one is battling with an eating disorder, it can be hard to know what to say. The following are six things that you shouldn't say to someone with an eating disorder.

How Not to Accept a Compliment

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

The gray dress encases the length of my body, pressing against my arms, cutting off at the wrists. It looks as though someone's taken a precise blade ...

The One Thing I'm Realizing Two Years After My Eating Disorder

Maddy Moon | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maddy Moon

When I was in the deepest, darkest depths of my orthorexia, I had one fear that overwhelmed all of the others. Food. Not all food, but certainly most ...

How to Eat (and Enjoy) Food in Recovery

Keara Hozella | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Keara Hozella

Eating is necessary for survival, true, but it is also an experience to be savored and not condemned. Please allow yourself to live and taste how amazing life, recovery, and shirking the ideas of a society that demonizes properly fueling your body can be.

For Love of Pizza, How My Anorexia Revealed Itself

Ravishly | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

I'll be forthright: I'm the hero of this story. Further still: I'm also the adversary. The conflict is me. "Man vs. Self," they call it in literature courses. The denouement, for the record, was pizza. Let's start there.

How to Recover in an Appearance-Obsessed World

Keara Hozella | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Keara Hozella

This is the reality of recovering from an eating disorder, whether you've just been diagnosed or have been attempting to survive with it for years. The good news is that you certainly can recover, no matter how short or long the duration of your eating disorder has been.

What I Think About Your Body

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Allam

As a female on this planet, I am more than aware of my body. My physical presence has brought me many outfit changes, unseemly anti-wrinkle creams, ...

The Chive Used A Woman's Recovery Photos As Thinspiration

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women

(The content of this article may be disturbing to some readers.) When 27-year-old Anne Marie Sengillo shared images from her recovery from anorexia...

Dear Men, Stop Telling Me 'Real Women Have Curves'

Bustle | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women

My eating disorder was about everything and nothing. It brought up issues of control, self-loathing, perfectionism, and spiritual hunger. But it wasn't traceable to any of these things. And it certainly wasn't traceable to the desire to attract men.

Eating Disorder Recovery As Spiritual Transformation (All Together Podcast)

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our co...

NEDAwareness Week: 3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Recovery

Keara Hozella | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Keara Hozella

Eating disorders are not limited to illnesses that affect teenage girls. There isn't a stereotype for eating disorders; they can affect and ruin the life of any individual. That statistic alone should be enough to start talking about eating disorders and stop keeping them a secret.

How Instagram Is Helping Me Recover From An Eating Disorder

Proud2BMe | Posted 02.24.2015 | Teen

It was a place where it was OK that I felt guilty after eating or wanted to cry because I hated my body. But it was also a place where I could feel proud of myself.

12 Haunting Photos Reveal What It's Like To Struggle With An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women

The content of this post may be triggering to some readers. Each person in this photo series has a skeleton in their closet. Photographer Fritz...

The Importance of Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Treatment

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Even though each recovery journey is unique, more than three decades in this field has revealed a single best practice that I believe can benefit every eating disordered individual -- a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Your Practical Guide to Break Free From Emotional Eating

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset.

Nights of Never-Ending Oreos

Jenn Hand | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

When you don't betray yourself by running away, by eating your sorrows, and by drowning your pain in food, you allow space for healing. Your heart begins to mend, your soul begins to shine, and your smile returns.