One important way you can take action: Be willing to expand your idea of eating disorders.
I, myself, certainly had a very stereotypical image of what an eating disorder was all about and my situation didn’t compare…not in my mind, anyway.
I invalidated my own struggles. This made seeking treatment incredibly difficult. I had my eating disorder for 20 years before I went into treatment.
Had I not judged my own illness based on stereotypes, I might have sought treatment sooner.
If you think your thoughts and behaviors in relation to food, eating, exercise, and quality of life may be problematic, it’s likely that you’re right! Take action, expand your idea of eating disorders…don’t wait…and get help!
P.S. On June 2nd, I’ll be sharing a video (location TBD) in which I share some of my own personal experiences of recovery in hopes of encouraging others who might be struggling with their own.
Recovery is anything but linear and will look different for each individual. I want to encourage you to honor your own journey and to never give up!
Let me know if you have anything specific you would like me to speak to and I will try to address it in my video on June 2nd. Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.