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Eating Disorder Recovery

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.

Former Child Beauty Queen: Pageants Helped Me Overcome My Eating Disorder

OWN | Posted 08.21.2014 | OWN

From the time she was 4 years old, Mari Wilensky had been a pageant girl. With her mother's encouragement, the child competed in beauty pageants ar...

Zosia Mamet Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder And Recovery

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

"I’ve struggled with an eating disorder since I was a child." That's the secret "Girls" actress Zosia Mamet decided to share with the world in he...

Eight Years Ago, This Anorexic Mom Was 82 Pounds. Now...

OWN | Posted 06.11.2014 | OWN

In 2006, Leigh Key was a 38-year-old mother of two boys. Like many moms, she worked hard to care for her family, but there was something very troublin...

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

6 Things Recovery From an Eating Disorder Gave Me

Christina Grasso | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

An eating disorder is so terribly miserable, I would not even wish it on my worst enemy's cousin's tarantula. But over half of my life has been defined and ruled by this insidious illness, and as devastating as it has been, it has ultimately changed my life in a way for which I can only be thankful.

The Eating Disorder I Was Too Ashamed to Talk About

Olivia Roat | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Roat

Through recovery, I've become friends with the strongest, kindest, smartest and most creative women I've ever met. This week, I've been privileged to be inspired by the amazing recovery stories they share. Those voices of recovery are one of the strongest weapons we have in the fight against eating disorders.

You Can Start Now

Stephanie Papa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Papa

It took me about three years to realize that this preoccupation of food was stemming from fear and loss: fear of losing control in my life, loss of confidence and love for myself.

The Life Out Loud: Yoga for Eating Disorders

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Yoga had helped her to heal. At the same time, Chelsea Roff was courageous in disapproving of the body-consciousness that modern Western yoga fosters, in its advertising of sleek, lithe, muscular forms, and the peer pressure felt in many studios to have "the perfect yoga body."

Is It Possible to Break Free From Emotional Eating?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Healing is possible. Healing is real. It may not happen tomorrow, but if you continue to learn new tools, experiment with the resources that help, be compassionate with yourself and believe in yourself, you'll get there soon enough.