We hear the phrase “body love” thrown around so much, and it is a great concept. It may be a bit harder to achieve than we think, though. After listening to a few podcasts surrounding this topic, I’ve started to lean more towards the concept of BODY ACCEPTANCE over BODY LOVE. Body acceptance and neutrality has been much easier for me to grasp and appreciate and I want to tell you why.
Here are a few things that have helped me through recovery to realize that body image is not the end all be all. It is not what we should base our self worth in, or base anything in for that matter.
I had an eating disorder – notice I didn’t say I “was” an eating disorder. And most of us would never use the term “I was (or am) an eating disorder”. However, this is how we treat the disease. We act as if it is who we are. We treat it as though it is […]
Something that comes along with being acutely aware of how and what others around me are eating is realizing that there are some people who I aspire to be like when it comes to food. Stop and think for a minute… is there someone in your life whose relationship with food you envy, or you […]
Are you constanly aware of how and what others are eating around you? Does it impact your food choices and how you feel about what you eat yourself? Want to stop focusing on everyone else’s plate? These steps will help you gain freedom from that obsession!
My history with counting calories goes WAY back. I started counting calories as a senior in high school – that was about 10 years ago. Not a day went by after I started that I did not calculate every bite of food that went into my mouth. adding, combining, rearranging to make sure I hit […]
As I was chatting with my dietitian a few weeks ago, I realized that my relationship with my body still needs some work. Conquering food is only part of the battle with eating disorder recovery. You also have to become comfortable, accepting, and trusting of your body. and to be completely honest, i’m just not […]
Yoga and Walking — My experience after giving my body a full week of rest Exercise has always been a huge part of my life! I grew up playing soccer for the first 18 years, and then always enjoyed going to the gym, going on long runs, completing half marathons. Needless to say, I like […]
My eating disorder journey starts over 10 years ago. I was a sophomore in college when I was officially diagnosed, but my story starts a few years before that. I remember crying in the doctors office at my annual physical right before senior year of high school started. I was at my highest weight and […]