6 Keys to Body Acceptance

Body acceptance is an ongoing journey. I have come a long way on mine, and offer 6 keys to achieving body acceptance.

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How to conquer “fear foods”

Are there foods you don’t allow yourself to have because you fear you’ll lose control or feel guilty? This is how you can conquer your fear foods once and for all!

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Body acceptance & diet culture – you can’t have both.

As a patient in treatment for anorexia, I had a classic paradox: mistrustful and compliant. Ana takes away the ability to trust anyone except her. She convinced me that my treatment team just wanted me to gain weight, but they didn’t really care about me. I doubted every piece of information they gave me, whether […]

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International No Diet Day!

On this, my 364th day since entering residential treatment for anorexia, it is coincidentally No Diet Day! What’s in a year? I’ll tell you…

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On trolls, blogging, and fatphobia

If I didn’t have trollophobia, these are all the REALLY TRUE THINGS I would say about what’s wrong with our (crappy American diet) culture…

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the power of a photo in recovery

I really don’t want to publish this post. But if I want to be open about what anorexia recovery looks like, it includes this. One photo almost took me down… Roommate and I discovered that we were dressed exactly alike on Sunday night, thought it was funny (like how people who live together start to […]

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Not sick enough.

It’s common for people with eating disorders to not feel “sick enough” to be diagnosed or get treatment, or even think there’s anything wrong with their “diet.” I am one of those people. Even to this day, I question if I was ever as sick as my treatment team tried to make it sound. I […]

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Anorexia & Alcoholism Recovery – same or different?

I have never been an alcoholic, so add a few grains of salt to this post, but over the past year I have thought a lot about how recovery from alcoholism and anorexia have many similarities and one huge difference. I watch the CBS sitcom, Mom, starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris. Quick plug: this […]

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