You can take action and look beyond your physical appearance. It’s hard to do, but there’s more behind what we can see with our eyes.
I went through a period of being deathly afraid of eating anything considered unclean or impure.
Outwardly, you might have thought I was health-conscious. Inwardly, I knew it was more than that. Every single second of my day revolved around thinking about food, shopping for food, preparing food, planning meals, eating food, and exercising.
I knew at that point that my physical appearance was not a good indicator of my health. My thoughts and behaviors pointed to a much more serious problem.
There are so many ways that the mirror can steer us wrong. Thoughts and behaviors are definitely much better determinants of how the eating disorder is holding us back.
Take action: look beyond your physical appearance to determine the seriousness of your eating disorder.
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!
And please 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.