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Rethink Your Restrictions: Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019

Eating disorders are never black and white, and I often challenge people to think about the disordered eating behaviors that come from restrictions and media. You can read all about my relationship with food in my book, Run My World: How I Empowered Myself Through Fitness, but here’s a different story on my lifelong experience… Continue reading Rethink Your Restrictions: Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019

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Heavyweight, Happy State

A couple months ago, I went to a new doctor for the first time since beginning my new insurance plan. When I stepped on the scale, the nurse tried weighing me between the 100-150 lb range. I chuckled, "You're optimistic -- I like it!" I weighed the heaviest I've ever seen on the scale. Since… Continue reading Heavyweight, Happy State

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Indulging While Training: Learning to Enjoy Food without a Reward

Recovering from an eating disorder is weird. It’s not like curing a disease or overcoming an addiction. To live, you must eat, so recovery is often a lifelong battle to find balance in a healthy relationship with food. Although never clinically diagnosed, I was able to overcome a variety of eating disorders through fitness and… Continue reading Indulging While Training: Learning to Enjoy Food without a Reward

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My journey through ED, TBD

My eating disorder developed very subtly and took me a couple years to even detect. Counting calories is inevitably disastrous for a perfectionist, and all of the health crazes led me to develop orthorexia. I wasn't starving myself and I wasn't purging, but I was obsessing over healthy foods. Those who haven't struggled with disordered eating… Continue reading My journey through ED, TBD