Making Friends With The Enemy

There is a suggested strategy of talking back to your eating disorder when it speaks to you harshly. When it tells you you’re worthless or fat, you fight back. Instead of submissively agreeing with it, you stand up against it and say, “No, I’m not. I’m perfect just the way I am. I deserve to eat. You don’t control me.” I’ve tried this strategy but it’s never felt like a good one to me.

From the e-book, understanding, by kristen elliott

The above is an excerpt from my e-book in which I discuss why I abandoned the strategy of talking back to my eating disorder.

As it turned out, I found more liberation from my eating disorder when I stopped looking at it as the enemy and, instead, befriended it and got to know it.

If you would like to read more about it, you can download a copy of my book here.

Let me know what you think! And, if you have any questions, you can always send me an email at

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