The emotional experience we get from music and art can be more than just a feeling of joy or sadness. We can actually use this emotional connection as therapy, which can be especially beneficial for someone in recovery from a mental illness.
Many people with eating disorders have spouses and children. So when they are trying to figure out what to eat themselves, they are often also having to figure out what to feed their family.
For who would I be without my demon, without Anorexia?
When surprises pop up in recovery, it can feel impossible to persevere. However, by implementing coping strategies and reframing what a situation means, you can overcome the anxiety that unexpected changes can bring.
“Ummm, maybe a bit too tight there.”
“We need to make this look a bit more filled out.”
Some people affected by an eating disorder love to cook. Some can't even stand to be around food. No matter which camp you fall into (or if you land somewhere on the spectrum in between), your relationship to cooking in recovery will be different.
Advocacy provides an opportunity for you to turn your pain into power so that you can help both yourself and others reclaim their lives from these terrible illnesses.
At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, it’s a good time to be reminded about what constitutes normal eating habits.
As a dietitian, I urge you to put these types of diet resolutions aside. Here are just a few reasons why.
That’s just another diet and reinforces our fat-phobic culture.