The night I hid my turkey sandwich in the garbage after having eaten less than a quarter of it and immediately headed to work out again right after, I knew I had a problem…While I was never clinically diagnosed with an eating disorder, I without a doubt had an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise that distorted the way I viewed my body (and sometimes still do). The thing is when you have an issue with food and exercise and self-image, you never really get completely past it. You get better, but you don’t get over it.
I share this not for my benefit, not for sympathy, and not for the shock and awe effect. But, rather, I want to share my experience and this information for those individuals who have been or may currently or eventually be affected by a similar condition. It is my hope that by joining in the effort to raise awareness, I can prevent the same distortion from happening to you, your friend, your daughter, or a stranger. I’d like to share my experience as I developed and then recovered from an eating disorder as well as a few tips that helped my recovery along the way. Continue reading