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… Continue reading Veganism and Anorexia -Should You be a vegan if you have anoerxia?
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… Continue reading Letting go of anorexia- Goodbye skinny me
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,… Continue reading “I’m not sick enough to recover”
There’s no doubt that having any kind of eating disorder, or any disorder for that matter, is hard. Excruciatingly hard. What you feel is not felt by anyone else. You are alone in your pain…. But only if you let it be so. Mental illnesses are so hard to understand simply because most people are… Continue reading Why Talking Helps – Expressing Your Feelings
Anorexia will always tell you to wait just a little longer. You may think now that you’ll truly make an effort to recover whenever x happens. But think back. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Didn’t you tell yourself before that you’ll stop restricting when something else happened. It happened. You didn’t stop. You won’t stop when… Continue reading I’ll start eating when…
People get eating disorders for different reasons. I think that’s one of the most difficult concepts for people to understand or to acknowledge. People do a lot of generalisations and assumptions about the causes of anorexia. I know this because prior to having it myself I was convinced that the only reason someone would have anorexia is because… Continue reading What Made Me Anorexic
As I mentioned before, I still find it incredibly hard to accept the fact that I have an eating disorder. At times I refuse to believe it at all. However, I do believe that one of the biggest and most important steps to take towards recovery is to acknowledge and understand that yes, you do… Continue reading Accepting Your Mental Illness