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The Reality of Recovering from an Eating Disorder

Healthy eating and exercising are good habits unless the result is an eating disorder. Understand the reality of recovering from an eating disorder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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