Ask4Recovery - What does abstinence from my addictions mean?

Hello friends! Today’s ‘Ask’…What does abstinence from my addictions mean?The definition of abstinence is, “the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something.” With alcohol and drugs, that means not picking up that first drink or drug. With an eating disorder, abstinence is much more unique. Each person’s definition of abstinence in recovery from an eating disorder is different. We need food to survive, multiple times a day, so restraint is not possible. ...more

Ask4Recovery - How do I get out of the ‘I’m not good enough / I’m miserable’ mindset because of what I weigh?

Hello friends! Today’s ‘Ask’…How do I get out of the ‘I’m not good enough / I’m miserable’ mindset because of what I weigh?...more

The Family Secret We Can No Longer Keep

Since September of 2012 our family has been keeping a secret from most of the world.  Only a select handful of friends are aware of what's been going on.  Beyond that tiny group of people the only others that know are the ones that “needed” to be aware of the situation.  It has been a tough and exhausting road, and the journey has only begun. However we've recently come to realize keeping this secret is not helping anyone and may even be making matters worse....more
I'm sorry this has happened but I'm glad you're talking about it. We need to be able to talk ...more

What is Orthorexia?: The Thin Line Between Healthy Eating and Unhealthy Obsession

Upon hearing the words "eating disorder,"its likely the images of an emaciated woman refusing food or another taking frequent trips to the bathroom to throw up are conjured....more


“Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty.I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be.”― George Carlin...more

Step away from the cake! 9 triggers of emotional eating + how to overcome them

It's 7pm. You just got home from work and you sit down in front of the TV and inhale an entire family sized block of chocolate. You didn't want to. You berate yourself afterwards. But the next day it happens again and it's really starting to p*ss you off. And now you believe your problem is with food....more

10 rules for weight obsession loss

That’s it. I’ve had enough of intelligent, beautiful, masterful women and men getting duped by the diet industry.People who would normally make very rational decisions, making the most outrageously illogical choices when it comes to their body and health, all in the name of weight loss. Sound familiar?...more

Life After An Eating Disorder: No, You Can't Have A Bite!

This wasn't the only time I had gotten territorial about my food. This weird instinct has been one of the harder aspects of my disordered eating to kick. It's only been in the last year or so that I haven't felt that hot flush of anger and fear whenever anyone tried to eat my food or offered to split a dish with me at a restaurant. This is a story of how I modified my behavior. ...more
I get this completely. I suffered from bulimia, and I remember once wrestling my ( very large ) ...more