How many friends do you have? Where did you meet these people, or have you ever met them? Do you consider the people you know online as friends or are they simply a user name to you until you meet them in the flesh? While having a discussion with a friend (in person) the comment … More Do internet friends count as real friends?
Thank you all for following me on this journey over the week. Hopefully you are more aware of what eating disorders entail and how they effect the person suffering. Today I want to talk about how you can be there for your loved one. Far too often when we become worried about someone we love, … More How to be there for the one you love.
When we start to recover my advice is to eat whatever foods you feel comfortable with. Don’t worry about how healthy or unhealthy they are. The goal is to get the volume of food and drinks up and to increase your appetite. In the case of someone who binges, I would focus the binge urges … More The key to lasting health and happiness.
One of the hardest things I ever had to learn was how to eat again at the age of twenty three. I had known I was fat since the age of eight. By then my eating habits were already poor, only I didn’t know it. When I found out, that’s when the unhealthy behaviours mentally … More Learning to eat again.
It can be hard to explain but when you have an eating disorder sometimes it can feel like your friend. It is difficult to give up because it has become part of you. You could compare it to being in a bad romantic relationship or putting up with a friend who does not treat you … More Starvation fills the hole inside me.
Every day we are bombarded with images and what social media says is beautiful. I have always wondered who sets these standards? If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then why does one eye get to tell the others what is beautiful and what isn’t? Even if you don’t buy magazines, you can … More Who says you are not beautiful?
Before I start todays post I want to clear up the common misconceptions I come across in regards to people asking me “what exactly is an eating disorder?”. 1. An anorexic person doesn’t eat any food. With no food we would die in a short period of time. Anorexia is the consumption of as little … More Purging the Pain away.