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What did your ED hold you back from? • For me, going out to eat was a major struggle. “What are they cooking with? People will see me eating and judge me or think I’m gross. I don’t know the calories. What if I like it and eat too much? What if there’s nothing ‘safe’ on the menu?” Ohhh how my mind was plagued. •Being ‘in my head’ so much prior to, during, and after the restaurant... being present and enjoying the company was out of question. Misery was all that was. •Fast-forward to life in recovery and what do you know this once fearful gal is now a full-on foodie who seriously loves nothing more than trying new restaurants, foods, drinks, etc and truly enjoys the heck out of it. I can stay present, enjoy my company, soak in the atmosphere, and enjoy the various taste palettes I used to be numb to. 🍽 Want this to be you? Let me help you! DM me for details :)
I just realized I haven’t posted since last year! So I thought I’d start of with a quote by one of my favorite people ever! Freddie Mercury. I like this quote because it means to me that if you see recovery, then it’s there. Your the one who can tell yourself that it’s worth it and everything will be better. You’re the change. You are the Power. -Bri💕 #edrecoveryquotes #edsupport #edawareness #neda #ed #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #arfidrecovery #binging #purging #edfam #edfamiliy #edrecovery
Happy Saturday ✨. Finally weekend🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻. . Don’t forget to enjoy your weekend! Always remember.... MEMORIES BEFORE CALORIES. And that’s a reminder for me too. My plans for this weekend are: -Go to English class. -Have a yummy lunch w/ fam. -Have a pajama party w/ friends. -Make some banana ice cream w/chocolate chips of course hahaha!. -Study for calculus exam!. -Go to the church. -SLEEEEEP AND REEEEST😩✨. . Do you have any weekend plans? Tell me💕. . ➡️In my plate: fish, backed veggies, spaghetti squash always😍. . 📥DMs are always open!. Feel free to ask me anything you want! . 💪🏼Recovery is hard, but worth it. . . . . . . #anorexiarecovery #anorexia #recovery #gainweight #healthyfood #veggies #ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorder #fuckana #fuckanorexia #befree #eat #eatittosaveit #eatittobeatit #nourishnotpunish #2fab4ana #edawareness #prorecovery
Goodmorning lovelies, Happy Saturday^_^ : : I hope you all are enjoying life in your own unique way and having a good day^_^ Love yourselves boos- you are you and there is no one you-er than you. ^_^ Always remember- it is hard to compare when being mindful. I’m so grateful I found mindfulness. Mindfulness is about awareness- it is looking at things (spherically) without judgement. I always stayed away from competing with others because I felt like it was doing an injustice to myself and to the others involved- we all are unique. And I started to ask myself if I don’t compete then why do I compare? Some things I can change up, but some things are myself I need to work at loving About myself. The only person I want to compete with is myself- to be better than I was before. The trying and the doing are what is important. Being mindful. Staying true and honest. Doing the right thing. These are the things that matter. Not sizes- not numbers- : : #writingoutloud #mindfulness #mindfulstudy #bodypositive #selfawareness #goodcontent #edawareness #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #highlysensitiveperson #hope #morninglight #okitsafilterbutstill #intentionalliving #outlook #ifinallyboughtanairmattressanditleftmerestedandinspiredlol
objects in mirror may be more beautiful than they appear 🥰 Make sure to get caught up on the NEW YEAR, STRONGER ME series before part 3 comes out tomorrow! 💖 {link in bio}
My battle (and success) with my self-image and condition on my honeymoon. . . Here you will see images of a girl who appears confident and happy. For sure I had the most amazing time, I explored like never before, I experienced beautiful sunsets and glistening seas, listened to live bands, met wonderful people and of course enjoyed the time spent with my best friend. But, underlying all of that was a constant loop of negative self-talk stopping me from fully enjoying the experiences and being in the moment. . . I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13 - the medication made me put on a lot of ‘weight’ very quickly and I soon became aware that my body wasn’t like my friends, as well experiencing what is now know as fat-phobia (I will explain further in the book I’m writing). From then on I was unable to wear a bikini on the beach. In fact I even avoided anything that meant my body being exposed! I stopped doing the activities that once brought me so much joy in the past, because I had so much fear surrounding what I thought other people thought about me. . . I thought at the time these photos were taken that I was fat - putting myself in certain angles and positions for photo’s to hide my ‘muffin top’, my ‘bingo wings’ and ‘cellulite’. I learnt in time that these are all constructed labels created to make us feel shit about ourselves. Anyways I still thought being fat meant I was ugly ( it doesn’t by the way!) I compared my body to everyone’s on the beach putting my own down. Photo’s being taken after food was a no-no because I ‘felt fat’. And I was only able to dance when I’d had alcohol because I got lost in the moment not caring what people thought of me. . . But, a year and a half on I’ve noticed a transformation in myself! The more I begin to believe that I am enough, like myself for all my qualities and strengths; the more I see the beauty in myself. My self-esteem is becoming less tied to how I look or what the media or how various industries think I should. Why? Because I’m too busy learning to love and care for me and figuring out ways to help others do the same. With love always. 💖
The difference between success & failure of fitness goals is not how perfect you are but how resilient you are. . Let me tell you, on my fitness journey, I’ve never had a perfect diet (at least not for a while) or stuck to a consistent workout routine. Although some people see me as “always motivated to eat healthy & workout”, that is far from the truth. But one thing I can say about myself & I’m honestly so proud of me for it; I NEVER GIVE UP. I don’t care how long something takes, but I don’t quit. . Had a weekend of takeaways & feel crappy & don’t want to go to the gym anymore cos what’s the point?🙅🏼‍♀️ Turn that mindset around. Let that be all the more reason to push yourself & get those goals. I promise you, your diet doesn’t have to be perfect but your mind has got to be strong & willing to put in the work!! No one is perfect & you don’t have to be either! You simply have to keep on going. Each day is a new chance & how amazing is it; that every 24 hours, we get to start fresh!?🙅🏼‍♀️✨
do it for you and not for them! Die letzten Tage waren wirklich sehr schwierig und es war nicht einfach die Motivation oben zu halten. Dennoch werde ich am heute und am Sonntag Expos machen,da ich 2 Essensbefreiungen habe. Wo genau weiß ich noch nicht und es stresst mich jetzt schon total... aber ich werde das beste draus machen! Wünsche euch ein schönes Wochenende 💖💖
I’m taking the @i_weigh approach to the 10 year challenge. As much fun as it is, I have been dreading the prospect of posting a photo of myself from 10 years ago. It was around that time that I developed an eating disorder and things started to get ugly. I don’t really like to remember that time, and it makes me grieve for all of the things that I missed out on in my teenage years because I was so consumed by my eating disorder. So instead, I’m going to focus on the things that I have achieved and the ways that I have grown over the last 10 years. 🧡🧡 #10yearchallenge
I reallllllly want to eat this pint of ice cream with chocolate syrup but my brain is like “you already ate enough today, you don’t need this, why would you eat an extra XXX calories on top of it, you [insert insults/expletives about what a terrible person I am here]!!” 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’m hungry. I hate this. I’m just ranting. The struggle is real.❗️UPDATE❗️I had a bowl of it, I just couldn’t do the whole pint... baby steps 👍🏻 #struggling #icecream #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #edawareness #eatingdisorderawareness #ednos #ednosrecovery #fearfood #atwarwithmythoughts #anxiety #depression #majordepressivedisorder #bdd #bodydysmorphia #bodydysmorphicdisorder
My favvvvvv fruit!!! (PTW?) Recently i’ve been struggling with ED thoughts. My ED constantly telling me that I don’t deserve to eat. I’m not worthy enough to eat. I need to lose more weight. I’ve been trying my best to fight these thoughts but it’s so difficult... I don’t want to be stuck with an ED for my whole life. I’m going to enter into adulthood in a few years time.. I’m scared.. Social events, gatherings etc. freaks me out. I have to overcome this. . . . . . . . . . . . . #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexiarecovery #orthorexia #edrecovery #anorexia #orthorexiarecovery #prorecovery #recoverywarrior #fooddiary #food #bulimia #bulimiarecovery #foodisfuel #eatingdisorder #eatittobeatit #recoveryispossible #ednos #ednosrecovery #edwarrior #edawareness #fruit #fruitporn #nourishnotpunish #fruitarian #peach #fruits #healthynothungry
Slowly but surely working on building back my muscle. It’s funny how much your mind messes with you, for a while I even stopped training legs because I was self conscious of making them bigger (excuse me what lol). Accepting your body, making mental/physical growth isn’t easy but tbh taking pictures of my progress puts my mind in check. Some days I’m bloated and feel like a marshmallow, others I feel like the most shredded version of myself. Learning to love myself at every stage is the challenge but it gets easier everyday.🥰
R E L A X ✨ - When I was deep in my eating disorder I could never let myself relax. I had to constantly be doing something or being productive to feel worthy of the food I was eating or the life I was living. Even if I had been in class all day, on campus all day, I refused to come home and just rest. I would clean, do laundry, cook, dishes, anything...just so I didn’t have to be sitting still. Rest is important and I’ve slowly learned that chores can wait if your body is tired. Your workout can wait if you need rest. Rest is essential to healing and living a healthy lifestyle. You can’t constantly run yourself into the ground. - So here I am, curled up in bed after working all morning, shopping for a wedding tomorrow and cleaning the kitchen. It’s time to relax, do some skincare and watch a movie before bed. I’ve had class all week, work, and feel just mentally drained so doing more chores or working out can wait until I’m rested and recharged 💫 - If you struggle with constantly feeling like you need to be moving or working or doing something “productive” give yourself some grace and take a break. Relax. Your body needs it. - Tell me how YOU’RE relaxing in the comments!!!! 🌼🌼🌼 - #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #eatittobeatit #foodisfuel #anorexiarecovery #anorexiawarrior #edrecovery #edwarrior #edawareness #realrecovery #recoverywarrior #recoveryisworthit #bodypositive #recoveryispossible #bodyposi #selflove
Today I got fully diagnosed with IBS and my eating disorder is screaming. oh hey Allie this is the perfect reason to start really restricting again, this is the best excuse to fall back into old patterns and cut so many things out of your diet. I’ve noticed how loud my ed has been over the past week or so because I am paying way too much attention to what I’m eating and the guilt is so strong. I was craving this apple pie so badly, like mouth watering - which ed hates. Then I played the argue game going back and forth and ultimately came to a big F U to ed and ate the apple pie! Nothing about recovery is easy, we wouldn’t be doing it if it were easy. Today I was pissed that I am still having to argue and fight back. So if you’re out there still fighting, I am right there with you every step of the way ❤️ Happy Weekend ✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #anorexiarecovery #eatingdisorderawareness #edfam #edawareness #edwarrior #anafighter #realrecovery #2fab4ana #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnessawareness #invisibleillness #ibs #ibsawareness #ibsc #ibsd #selfcare #discoverunder1k
Stop with the binaries. . There are no good/bad foods. There are no good/bad emotions. There are no good/bad bodies. . This type of black and white thinking is SO COMMON with eating disorders. Our ‘Ed Head’ needs the world to be simple, needs food to be label-able, needs emotions to be minimal. . The truth is, this way of being served us at a certain point, it made the world manageable when no other tools were accessible. . But eventually it consumed us, and it is what keeps us trapped in the disorder. . A big and truly EXCITING part of eating disorder recovery is about learning to see the world in full color again. Making space and building resilience to accept all foods, all emotions, and all bodies. . At first, it can seem overwhelming, like landing on Oz for the first time, but then you realize the POSSIBILITY, the OPPORTUNITY, and the POWER that exists outside of the binaries, and THE WORLD IS YOURS AGAIN. . . . . . #edrecovery #edawareness #edwarriors #2fab4ana #prorecovery #realrecovery #eatingdisordersurvivor #recoveryisworthit #effyourbeautystandards #bopo #haes #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #bedrecovery #selfcare #mentallhealthawareness #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #MindBody #healing #aiponohawaii #dranitajohnston #eatinginthelightofthemoon #followfriday
Breakfast was a bowl of muesli with yogurt and strawberries! 🍓 • • Later today I’m heading to the Blue Mountains with my family. We are going to a small town called Leura and that I absolutely love! 😌🌻 It has the cutest bookshop and lots of small boutiques. I’m planning on taking some photos and I might post them later. :) Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful day and keep well🌻 If you ever need to talk I’m always here xox • • #anorexiarecovery #beatinganorexia #fightingana #anorexianervosarecovery #recovering #prorecovery #healthy #breakfast #seizetheday #smile #edwarrior #eatingdisorderrecovery #nodiet #fuckdietculture #fuckanorexia #anawontwin #iamstrong #edawareness #mentalhealthawareness Remember: you are never alone 💗~
Yesterday I posted a picture of the “cookies” (if you can really call them that😂) that I made BUT I wanted to show you some of the REAL desserts I make occasionally. This is my pumpkin pull apart bread I make every year during the fall. No I don’t know the amount of calories, how many carbs are in it, or how “unhealthy” you may consider it. But I honestly don’t care. Because this is free eating without guilt. This is life with recovery. This is BALANCE. Because you shouldn’t have to worry about every single bite you consume. It’s not worth the trouble and it certainly isn’t helping you enjoy life. So yeah, eat lots of vegetables and fruit and protein, but also enjoy those sweet treats because that is what is healthy and normal. So you can bet in 8 days I will definitely be heading back to my candy drawer for some snacking😋
Letting go of old clothes meant I was choosing to move forward for my healthy self and defy my eating disorder. One of the most powerful steps toward embracing body acceptance is to change your perspective with your wardrobe. I found confidence in choosing how to dress and learning how to express myself in a personal way.
When is the right time to get help for your teen's eating problems? What a great question! "I don't think that parents can make a problem worse by intervening too early. There's no research to indicate this is the case." -Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD The answer is as soon as possible! Early intervention is an indicator of better outcomes. Don't be enticed by the wait and see approach. Other clinicians who are not trained in eating disorders can even fall prey to this idea. There is nothing wrong with having your teen evaluated to see what is going on for your child. For more suggestions, please watch Dr. Muhlheim in this short YouTube video! Link in bio. . . . . . #eatingdisorderrecovery #recoveryispossible #fbt #familybasedtreatment #treatmentworks #edawareness #edwarrior #edsurvivor #nofoodsofflimit #antidiet #nondiet #haes #healthateverysize #EDTLA #eatingdisordertherapyLA #prorecovery #bingeeatingdisorder #bodypositive #fatpositive #atypicalanorexia #atypicalanorexianervosa #atypicalanorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #bodyimage #bingeeatingrecovery #bingeeating #dietrecovery #chronicdieting
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Thai #followbackfriday we are encouraging everyone to follow @thebalancebee , aka Beth Pilcher! Beth not only has an amazing profile dedicated to discussing anti-diet and pro-recovery methods, but she is also a licensed #therapist for #eatingdisorderrecovery ! Our community of #strongwomen is growing and we encourage anyone struggling to look back at all of our #fbf shoutouts to find some #helpfulpeople to make your world brighter and easier! < - - - - You. Are. Enough. - - - - > <> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - <> #beauty #inspire #inspiring #bodypositivity #womensrights #eatingdisorderrecovery #recovery #motivation #heal #awareness #edawareness #bodypositive #bodypositivity #eatingdisorderawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #followbackfriday #fbf #followback #ecofriendlyfashion #ecofriendly #maketheworldbetter #inclusion #bodypositive #bodypositivemovement
Tea tonight was 9 vegan popcorn chicken balls with light mayonnaise and mixed veg! Got to back on track and I missed my consultation on Thursday as for some reason I’ve been feeling sleepy, dizzy and having terrible migraine attacks! But roll on this weekend going to see the bestie and we’re drinking! 🥳😁
So happy to see some eating disorder awareness in this month’s @foodnutrimag !! Keep it up! #BED #EDawareness #CEDRD
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Chances are, you don’t “hate” your body. Not really, anyway. Your brain is just making you focus on your physical flaws because it’s easier that way. It’s easier to blame our unhappiness on the size of our legs, or our boobs, or our tummy, or our butt. Because those are things we can identify and change without too much pain. It gives us a focus and it redirects our brain to something else, something more superficial and fixable than the deeper problems that are really bothering us. Eating disorders aren’t about weight. Not for the vast majority anyway. They’re about anxiety. Insecurity. Trauma. Depression. Control. Someone told me recently that “body positivity” is just promoting obesity. That it teaches us to be “fat” because fat=beautiful. I don’t think they quite understood the point. The way I see it, it isn’t that being overweight makes us beautiful, but rather, the mere fact of being overweight does not reduce one’s beauty. Obesity is a problem, yes. But it isn’t caused by body positivity encouraging it. It happens for so many different reasons - from thyroid and hormonal conditions, to binge eating disorder, to food accessibility and money. And any of those things, they aren’t the person’s fault. If you’re reading this and you’re overweight or obese, it isn’t your fault. And your body? Your body isn’t the problem. If your weight is bothering you, consider the reasons why. If you’re overweight from binging, for example, consider whether you don’t like your body because it reminds you of the binging and the shame. Why are you binging? Is it the shame that makes if self perpetuating? Whatever it is, whatever the issue, there are answers. And no they won’t be straight forward answers with simple solutions. But they can be challenged and they can be resolved. Whatever you do with your body and however you do it, please do it from a place of love, not hate. Treat it kindly. It’s doing a good job. It’s kept you alive all this time. Your body isn’t the problem. So don’t punish it.❤️
Finally it’s Friday🎉 I really wish I was more of a morning person. How do people wake up at like 5:30AM out of choice? 🤔 I wake up at 6:30AM for work & it absolutely demolishes me. Also, having to deal with ED 24/7 is another major reason to feel as worn out as I do now 💤 But anyways, I’m super excited to get into bed later & possibly watch some ‘Peep Show’ 😊 __ So I decided to challenge my ED this week & gave my body a vacation from exercising & the gym 🌴 Aside from Yoga on Monday, I have gone straight home after work every single day 💃🏻 ❌I have not exercised. ❌I have not pressured myself to reach a goal number of steps. Also, I just haven’t been feeling to go to the gym which is totally normal. Im so proud of myself for listening to my body & prioritising some rest. A few months back I would’ve completely ignored my body’s signs of fatigue & stress. I would’ve dragged myself to the gym, using ED’s hurtful words as motivation to complete my reps. Taking this vacay shows how much I’ve progressed ✨ I got a shit load of stick for it but ED’s words do not hurt me as much as they used to anymore 🙅🏻‍♀️ __ Although my relationship with the gym has improved immensely, I still find myself feeling a tad bit of anxiety here & there. My appetite has noticeably increased & I can really feel my body trying to make up for the starvation that I put it through. Because of this, I find myself getting a bit anxious with food on days where I don’t exercise. So this is where I need to keep reminding myself that: 💥I DONT NEED TO EXERCISE TO DESERVE MY FOOD! 💥I DONT NEED TO PUNISH MYSELF FOR MY FOOD CHOICES! My focus is to be truly healthy, not to control my body. __ Furthermore, skipping gym has meant that I have had time to focus on other things in my life. I’ve done a lot of reading, sorting out blog content, spending time with my family & decorating my room. This is the goal ⭐️ Exercising should fit into my schedule in a way that doesn’t involve making it a priority above everything else. That would not make me happy & if i am not happy then I am not healthy. Simple. 🌈🌸
Be Brave ✨ It may hurt, be uncomfortable, be scary — that’s okay. That’s where the good shit grows 🌱 #habitualhealing
10 year challenge is poignant to me. This year marks 10 years ago since I was admitted to hospital on deaths door with anorexia. Unfortunately you never truly say goodbye to the illness you learn to live with it in a different way...but I’m so proud of how far I’ve come and how I’ve changed my attitude towards food and fitness. 😊 #10yearchallenge #recovery #stronger #anorexia #happy #healthy #fitness #beat #2009 #2019 #edawareness #strongnotskinny
Played dress up today! Sometimes I like to get dolled up even if I have no place to go, as it helps boost my mood 💜 I was going for Audrey Hepburn, although I think it looks more Lily Collins (second photo especially), then my favorite ever singer/songwriter, Amy Winehouse. Does anyone else like to get dressed up to feel better like I do? I imagine you do :) . . . #audreyhepburn #lilycollins #amywinehouse #dressup #boldbrows #beehive #selflove #selfcare #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthadvocate #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #borderlinebutbadass #girlswithtattoos #bpd #bipolar #bipolar2 #ptsd #cptsd #loveyourself #depressionquotes #depression #generalanxietydisorder #anxiety #edawareness #ednos #edrecovery #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #purposeformypain
Not the prettiest picture you could've seen of me, right? Probably not one of the most beautiful or inspiring environments to take a picture at, anyway. What if I told you to imagine living your life inside one of those places -hiding your secrets away from the world? It doesn't sound right and feels sick, right?. It is. Living with Bulimia Nervosa is like living with a demon trapped inside your head. It presents itself as your only true and reliable friend. It constantly lies and deceives you, but it has this voice... that every time makes you come back to it for more. It's a love/hate relationship, really. And your feelings get confused. You hate it with every inch of your body, but you don't want it to leave you. You feel as you need it to survive. It promises to give you love, happiness and all the real goods, but somehow you never get to get there. It always takes more than what it gives you back, and you constantly find yourself drained in its arms. If you're struggling with an Eating Disorder too, please reach out for help. It took me 8 years to realise that I was trapped in a vicious cycle and that this EDdemon was nothing but a voice of evil who only wants to hurt & not help. Ask for professional help. Talk to the people who love you and care about you....Your friends, or family, or whoever else. There are many people who are willing to listen and help you. Don't keep these toxic voices a secret anymore. The more you talk them out, the less power they have over you. You can do this. You are stronger than your demons💓 ⠀ ⠀⠀❀ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ❀ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ◌ ❀ ⠀ #EatingDisorderRecovery #EatingDisorder #Bulimia #BulimiaNervosaRecovery #EatingDisorderAwareness #BulimiaRecovery #ED #EDawareness #EDNOS #Positivity #BulimiaNervosa #MentalillnessRecovery #MentalHealth #MentalIllness #Recovery #RecoveryQuotes #RecoveryIsPossible #MentalHealthRecovery #MentalWellness #MentalHealthMatters #EndtheStigma #MentalDisorder #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthStigma #MentalHealthQuotes #PositiveVibes #BulimiaAwareness #BulimiaFighter #MentalIllnessAwareness #MentalHealthWarrior
DRIVE- I love challenging myself. I love figuring out new poses, combining new movements, seeing what I’m capable of. I’m driven and relentless. It’s easy to forget to stop and take a break when you are always looking for the next challenge. I love that my husband is my lifting partner because he helps to balance me out. We have different workout styles. He is happy to do the same thing over and over so he can easily track his progress and because he knows it works. He’s my rock and my foundation. He’s also super sick right now with some kind of flu so I’m challenging myself with my home practice, so that I can skip the gym and take care of him 🧡 . Also check out my @mandukayoga headband! Apparently my quads are big enough that it doubles as a super fun colour splash with my @yoga_democracy leggings! You can find these headbands in this month’s @yogisurprise box! . #yoga #yogafam #yogagoals #makingshapes #strength #yogavideo #yogatutorial #consistency #yogastrong #calisthenics #balance #backbend #oklahomayoga #selfawareness #edrecovery #edawareness #camelpose #kapotasana #yogademocracy #leowife #begentlewithyourself #yogafit #yogafordancers #yogastrong #challengeyourself #ad
parsley in pesto? yes or no? I finally got around to making paleo macadamia nut pesto - recipe is in my highlights!✨ my nutritionist tells me I need to eat more normal white pasta whenever I tell her I eat chickpea pasta - this doesn't really make sense to me though as @eatbanza is as dense calorically as normal pasta but actually has flavor and SO MUCH MORE protein. so I've stuck with @eatbanza despite her wishes, oops I guess but #resolvetoeatmorepasta . . . . - #stpetefoodies #stpeteeats #stpetersburgfoodie #tampabayeats #vegetarianfood #eatyourgreens #eatplants #plantpower #veggies   #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthycuisines #thefeedfeed #edrecovery #edawareness #eatingforhealth #eattherainbow #edwarrior #nourishnotpunish #fuelyourbody #eatbanza #pesto #pestorecipe #veganfood #veganeats #vegansofig #banza
Nothing like a yummy lunch in recovery :)
An important message we all should practice, but often times can be difficult to do. Let's take some time today to reflect on all the capabilities our bodies have that able us to do everyday things we take advantage of. It's a hard and slow process to self-love, but not impossible :) Comment below what your body allows you to do that you're proud of! Artwork by: @alison.malee • • • • • #selflove #selfcare #loveyourself #bodypositive #selfworth #positivity #bodypositivity #recovery #mentalhealth #confidence #mindfulness #gratitude #meditation #healing #positivevibes #selfesteem #bodylove #positive #edrecovery #selfhelp #plussize #selfacceptance #enlightenment #eatingdisorderawareness #edawareness #nedic
Looking for a little mental space? Continuing the path of recovery means touching base with how you feel, emotionally and physically. Find some time to practice mindfulness. #EDrecovery #EDawareness #mindfulness #selfcare #recoverywarrior #recoveryjourney
my stomach kept making noises so loud in science and I kept squeezing it really hard and the boy I sit next to was giving me really funny looks so I literally ran to the toilet and sat there for like 15 minutes until it stopped lmao
Sometimes growth and healing involve letting go of people/places/things that no longer fit into our lives. It’s hard, but often a necessary part of the process. Don’t keep yourself small to fit into places you were meant to outgrow— choose yourself. Keep growing into the woman you are becoming 💪🏻. . . Image via @beingisbeautiful
Turning a blind eye is a deliberate and harmful action. Period. #haes #edrecovery #fatpositive #fatactivism #edawareness #bodypositive #allbodiesaregoodbodies
Just sayin 💁🏻‍♀️ . . Our body actually has all of the properties to detox for us. That is what our liver and kidneys are for! . . For 2019, here are a few things to detox from: diets, self punishment, toxic relationships ships, self judgment & any beliefs that no longer serve you . . What is something you want to detox from? < no food references >
It’s easy to be in the mindset that things would be better, different, easier, if our bodies would just change. ⚠️ The problem is not your body—changing it won’t make you less anxious, more social, happier, or more at ease. 🧠 Eating disorders provide a false hope that things will be better, but we know that’s not true. Eating disorders lie and cheat and trick you! 🗣 So don’t believe your eating disorder! Your body is not the problem, your ED is! • • • #edrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery #prorecovery #mentalhealthawareness #edawareness #dietculture #disorderedeating #disorderedeatingrecovery #bodyimage #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #bodypositive #fatpositive #haes #antidiet #intuitiveeating #nutritiontherapy
the past couple days have been a little tough for me because i’m feeling some anxiety about returning to uni & my mood has been very up and down. had a chat with my dad today though and it really helped. trying to live in the moment & take my time - there really is no rush to feel a certain way, we are all allowed to have bad days sometimes💛 #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #recovery #anorexia #anorexiarecovery #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthstigma #nourishtoflourish #edawareness
Sharpening our intuition by way of meditation at our current workshop series. Interested in coming to one of our workshops or free community gatherings? Find us on Facebook to stay informed and find up-to-date event details! ✌🏽
If you adapt an Intuitive Eating approach to both eating and food, you can forget trying to attain perfect eating, and learn to see the value in “good enough” eating.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #intuitiveeating #mindfulness #eatingdisorderrecovery #bodypositive #allfoodsfit #bodypositivity #edawareness #lisatherd #integratingnutrition #dietitian #registereddietitian #cedrd #bopo #eatingdisorderawareness #wellness #presentmoment #mindul #mindfuleating #emotionaleating
@larabaranowski_ was one the one who dragged me into the guidance counselor’s office, which started my whole recovery process. I have Lara to thank for everything. ❤️Yay for friends who never leave your side!
What kind of meals have I been eating during Veganuary?🌱 . Although I haven’t only ate healthy foods (I’ve made the most of vegan treats let me tell you) but I have also ate a lot of healthy food & this isn’t something that has changed just ‘cos I’m doing Veganuary, as I usually live a healthy (80%) lifestyle anyway so foods like this have always been a part of my diet! . But I’ve been experimenting with more vegan alternatives & this NEW @asda vegan range has really been a convenient staple for me as you simply put them in the oven & they’re done in 20-30 mins! I paired that with brocyrice mixed with @aldiuk brown lentils & tahini & some kale as I’m super sick & need to be healed ASAP😷 . 👉🏼 This meal was also super filling! So it’s a WIN WIN!🙌🏼
We cannot change what happened in the past but we can make changes moving forward! The book chapters of your life will be written regardless, so why not become the author?
I really wish I didn’t waste 15 years of my life trying to control by body and ignore or silence its cues. My body went through so much change. I naturally have a small build, as do my family members. I got my dad’s genes (aka no boobs, no butt). My mom and sister had the “ideal” female body to me. Their “fat” simply magically accumulated in their boobs and butt like a perfect equation, and then there was me... why was I different, I thought? Through the years, I experienced the depths of anorexia, looking sickly emaciated. Yet other years, I was bingeing without compensating, causing me to weigh over my “normal.” Although I still wasn’t overweight to the human eye, it was more than my body’s set point and those were some of the darkest years of my life, “looking” healthy to everyone else, yet suffering a terrible binging cycle of shame in silence. Lonely, hiding behind bags of chips and cartons of ice cream. All this being said, while in my anorexia or binge eating disorders, both included neglecting to listen to my body. When I finallyyyyyy decided to surrender and listen to my body, the unthinkable happened. I ended up SMACK DAB in the middle of the giant range I tried so hard to control. Your body has a set point. It knows what to do with what you put in it. It’s like a magical ATM machine that requires no pressing buttons or control. Feed your body when it’s hungry. Don’t fear or silence those hunger cues. Your body is talking to you. Your body literally craves what it needs so give yourself the opportunity to check in: am I craving salt, carbs, protein, veggies, fruit, Italian, Asian, Mexican, etc? It’s funny how much your body knows. The trick is simply to surrender, give your body kindness, and listen to what it’s trying so hard to tell you :) Your body is actually your friend, looking out for exactly what you need in any given moment. What if you decided to be friends with it? How much would that change your day?
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