Take the Time to Reflect
It’s around this time every year that I reflect on the last decade of my life, as February is National Eating Disorder Awareness month.
Eating disorders often stem from a complex interplay of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors, such as a history of trauma, low self-esteem, or a desire for control. In the brain, these disorders can result in distorted thoughts and beliefs about body image, food, and weight. The individual may experience intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted perception of their own body size and shape, and engage in unhealthy behaviors
Also Read: Is Your Past Sabotaging Your Future?
The Recovery Process
The eating disorder recovery process is different for everyone. The environment, including support from friends, family, and healthcare providers, as well as access to resources and treatment options, can also have a major impact on the recovery process. A supportive and understanding environment can foster a positive recovery experience, while a lack of resources and support can make the journey more difficult. It is important to remember that recovery is a personal and individualized process and to seek professional help to find the best path for you.
Please feel free to reach out and use me as a resource if you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating behaviors.
I am excited to share valuable insights and resources all month long. This is a topic that I will never stop being an advocate for #NEDA ?