You Don’t Have To Prove Anything To Anyone

Why is it that most of us live our lives in such a way that pleases others? It seems illogical to me that we base our days doing things that will make us accepted by people around us, rather than doing things that we would rather do and that please ourselves. You only live once. How many times have you heard this phrase? But have you … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Prove Anything To Anyone

Understanding and Beating Body Dysmorphic Disorder

I think one of the reasons it’s so, so hard to recover from anorexia nervosa is the body dysmorphic disorder that often comes along with it. For those who don’t know Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have a distorted view of how they look and to spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance (as stated on the NHS … Continue reading Understanding and Beating Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Veganism and Anorexia -Should You be a vegan if you have anoerxia?

This question is very controversial and I don’t think there is a definitive answer to it but that rather it affects different people in different ways. I think a very important question to ask yourself if you have anorexia and are vegan is this: Is your veganism a way for you to avoid foods? Or in other words, is your veganism feeding your anorexia? The … Continue reading Veganism and Anorexia -Should You be a vegan if you have anoerxia?

Letting go of anorexia- Goodbye skinny me

Since I first received help for my eating disorder I have held on to the belief that I could recover from it and still remain  skinny. I thought that showing I could eat was enough for my doctors and my family to leave me alone and think I was better. I believed and hoped that only the act of eating was  recovery, not the act of eating enough. … Continue reading Letting go of anorexia- Goodbye skinny me

“I’m not sick enough to recover”

I think that a lot of people who have anorexia have had this thought. This is understandable due to this illness being, unfortunately, very competitive. It’s hard to make an effort to eat and get better when you know there are worse places you could reach, places which other people have reached. The problem however, is that no matter how far worse you get, it … Continue reading “I’m not sick enough to recover”