Eating Disorder Recovery and the Focus on Fitness, Or: WTF, Y’all?

(Author’s Note: This post may be triggering for anyone with a sensitivity towards topics about eating disorders or disordered eating.)

I suppose I ought to start this post off by noting that this is simply my own personal experience with the topic, and is influenced heavily by what I’ve seen and heard from others I know in recovery. And now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to it, shall we? Read More Eating Disorder Recovery and the Focus on Fitness, Or: WTF, Y’all?

Are Dieting Behaviors And Disordered Eating Behaviors Really So Different?

In November of 1998, during my senior year in college, I embarked on a new diet. I called it “low carb with fruit.” I cut out a lot of foods, and like most diets, it started working in the beginning. Because I was losing weight, I stuck with the diet very carefully.

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Internet Irony: Yogurt Edition

Ladyblogs and blogs with sections for ladies are writing about Yoplait, after the company pulled an ad after receiving several complaints from individuals with disordered eating. The ad mirrors behavior those with disordered eating work hard to overcome and echos many old tropes linking morality and eating. Read More Internet Irony: Yogurt Edition

When Gaining Weight Is Tough

I am a young, healthy, able-bodied woman. I am also a recovering bulimic and anorexic and I have control issues when it comes to my body.

Editor’s note: This post may contain material which may be triggering to those with disordered eating.

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