ED recovery

Take The Cake: Weight Gain Is Normal When You Become BoPo

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Weight gain is — in my anecdotal experience — quite common once you stop attempting to control your weight. My story is not everyone’s story.

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From Neopets To Pro-Ana Sites: Finding Community In Toxic Online Forums 

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Users exchange tips about restricting food intake, and there’s a lot of “thinspiration,” a phrase for photographs of women with thigh gaps and angular bodies. So many bones.

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Traps To Avoid On The Road to Eating Disorder Recovery (All Of Which I Have Fallen Into)

Eating disorder recovery isn’t magic — at least, not at first.

Eating disorder recovery isn’t magic — at least, not at first. It’s so normal for your brain to try and justify adopting another rule-ridden lifestyle.

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I Got Naked In A Room Full Of People

" By opening night, none of us could wait for our cue to get on stage and DANCE OUR BEAUTIFUL BUTT NAKED BUTTS OFF."

It was time to embrace my nightmare. So I stripped and for the hell of it hung about bare-assed in a room full of clothed people. Although I’d already left self-consciousness behind me, I wanted to be able to tell this story.

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How “Getting Healthy” Can Become An Eating Disorder

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One day I was “healthy” and the next day I was sick — slowly and then all at once.

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Set Point Weight: What Is It? How Do I Change It?

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You didn't fail the diet; the diet failed you.

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50 Body Acceptance New Year Resolutions (That Don't Involve Dieting!)

50 Resolutions.

And it’s that last one that really irks me: that most people — and especially most women’s — new year’s resolutions center on dieting and weight loss as the key to happiness.

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50 Body Acceptance New Year Resolutions (That Don't Involve Dieting!)

50 Resolutions.

And it’s that last one that really irks me: that most people — and especially most women’s — new year’s resolutions center on dieting and weight loss as the key to happiness.

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Beyond Before & After: 5 Keys To Surviving (Even Enjoying?) The Holidays When Food Is EVERYWHERE

This week is baking week. No, not nationally or anything, but in my house, this week is the week all the things are made.

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I'm Learning To Be Human-Shaped

Looking at this humble gift created by my fourth child, the one I waited 10 years for, I am grateful, tearful. She has drawn me, her mother. And other than having a really big head, I just look like a person. I’m wearing a dress. I have two arms and legs, five fingers on each hand (a surprisingly short thumb, however). My hairstyle is questionable, but all in all, I just look like a person.

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