With summer in full gear, all to many people are falling into the slumps.
Honesty time here. When going through recovery I accepted the fact that I needed to gain weight, but I absolutely hated it. Every time I gained, the little voice inside me was screaming for joy and despair at the same time.
When I think about eating disorder recovery, I like to categorize it into three major steps.
Holidays are not easy for anyone. Almost every holiday is centered around food. On Halloween everyone is expected to go crazy about getting free candy, but in recovery you are freaking out about being given candy. Thanksgiving is a giant family meal where everyone eats the same thing together. Christmas is filled with cookie baking and special breakfasts, which goes against all eating disorder rules.
This is a very controversial topic among the recovery community. I’m going to be frank and say that I do not think exercising in recovery is beneficial.
Fear foods – a term that no one should ever have to experience. Food should not be feared. It should not be seen as a reward. Food is fuel and essential for your body to function.
I get this question far more often than you might think and the hard part is that I can’t answer it. There is no set length that eating disordered last. It’s not like the common cold that lasts a week or two and then your back to normal.