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    What do you want others to know about life in recovery?

    <p>What do you want others to know about life in recovery?</p>
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    How to help deal with the new requirement for calories on menus

    The new requirement for restaurants and cafes to display calories on menus will no doubt challenge people with eating disorders – myself included, as I have personally suffered with anorexia. Here are some things to remember, which might help if you’re struggling with this.

    Firstly, calories aren’t the enemy. Calories are simply units of energy, which everyone needs in order for your body to carry out its basic functions. You wouldn’t tell your younger self that you couldn’t have that cookie because it had ‘too many’ calories in it, would you? You wouldn’t make your younger self have that plain salad instead of pizza would you? So why would you now? You are still as deserving as your younger self to have full food freedom and have permission to live your life to the fullest, without a number on a flimsy menu telling you otherwise.

    Secondly, for someone with an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, it may be hard to have foods that you’re scared you may not like, and it be a ‘waste of calories’. But calories aren’t a currency you spend, they’re something everyone needs to live! When you’re older, looking back on your life, don’t you want to say you made the most of it, and enjoyed it to the fullest? Don’t let a number control you. Calories aren’t money and you don’t need to ‘save’ them up, or decide what to get with them. You control food. Don’t let food control you. Because a life of food freedom, will always be better than a life listening to an eating disorder.

    Lastly, calories aren’t an exact science. They’re simply an indicator of how much energy a food contains. Your body doesn’t care if it’s had X more calories than usual; it only cares that it’s getting enough fuel.

    #BodyPositivity #EatingDisorderRecovery #anorexiarecovery #Selfacceptance #eatingdisorderawareness #tipsandtricks

    One thing I can promise you is that once you push through the hardest parts of recovery, you will not regret it. I can't promise that things will be perfect, or that recovery will be easy. But I promise that you will find yourself again and things will be so much better than they are.

    So, don’t let this new law knock you back. Get that pudding. Eat what younger you would really want. You wouldn’t tell your friends they couldn’t have something, so why would you tell yourself that? Don’t let a number on a menu get in the way of you enjoying yourself and creating memories. You’ve got this!

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    Where are you at in your recovery right now?

    <p>Where are you at in your recovery right now?</p>
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    On the edge of collapse

    This is the first time I've posted. I need to vent but I don't have anyone in my life that understands. I'm hosting Easter, tomorrow, which is (not only) a big challenge day for food, but also for my Social Anxiety and CPTSD. I have to get my house ready for company, and the anxiety has caused me to become overwhelmed. I went to bed last night with a game plan on how to navigate this day and was feeling some hope. Then I woke up to my very sweet 11-year-old having made an elaborate breakfast. My anxiety over not knowing what was in it has put my anxiety at a 10/10, and she left a HUGE mess in our kitchen that was already struggling. I just had a big breakfast, I have a big Family Meal tomorrow, and I have guests coming to my complete disaster of a house. Social situations are one of the biggest Triggers for my CPTSD and no one in my life seems to understand how close I am to completely falling apart. And I, of course, feel guilty and weak for not being able to handle it all.
    #EatingDisorderRecovery #AnorexiaNervosa #CPTSD #SocialAnxiety

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    Meal plans and services?

    Hi everyone. Trying to be better about self care, and all that stuff. Has anyone tried any of the meal services? Not necessarily looking for a company recommendation. Just wondering if this service has helped anyone get a handle on all the effort which goes into meal planning, shopping and creativity in the kitchen. I get bogged down with all the #executivefunctioning needed to manage the kitchen. #ADHD #Selfcare #EatingDisorderRecovery #EatingDisorders #Parenting

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    Sometimes I just want to burn all my clothes

    Sometimes I want to just burn all my clothes. I have sensory issues bc of fibro & being autistic, and sometimes I have body dysphoria issues bc I'm nb, and sometimes I just hate my clothes. Nothing's comfortable. I don't feel comfortable in anything. I feel like I don't look good in anything.

    I was anorexic for most of middle school/high school, but I got help when I was 15 ish and I've been in recovery since. It was hard but I've been in a good place for a while and then this kind of blind sided me. Probably hasn't helped that I spent the last 2 years in scrubs day in/day out, and the meds I started recently mess with hunger sensations.

    I think it's because I'm a size 14/16 now. I used to be 4 or so, then during earlier recovery a size 8 or so, then a few years later, a 12, and now I'm realizing I have a plus size body and I don't know how to dress it.

    No one gets it. Everyone is pushing me (and plus size folks generally) to loose weight anyway. Anyone else had similar issues? What do you do?

    #EatingDisorder #EatingDisorderRecovery #bodydysphoria #BodyDysmorphia

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    Looking for friends and like-minded people for mutual support 🤍

    looking for support with friends i can trust, vent to, and relate to but also communicate well and get to know each other's boundaries. i don't want to trigger each other! partners in recovery? ❤️‍🩹 #CPTSD #PTSD #Anxiety #AnorexiaNervosa #EatingDisorders #ChronicDepression #EatingDisorderRecovery #ChronicIllness #PanicDisorder #Nightmares #ChronicNightmares #SuicidalIdeation #IntrusiveThoughts #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Selfharm #BipolarDisorder #Psychosis #Dissociation #ADHD

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    Still Learning to Love Myself

    <p>Still Learning to Love Myself</p>
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