anorexia

Anorexia Recovery And Sex: How The Two Go Hand In Hand

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I’m in recovery from anorexia. I’m also learning how to have sex again. The two have more in common than you think.

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On Not Eating In Front Of You: Have Patience With Me

“Do you have problems eating in front of people?” my date said.

“Do you have problems eating in front of people?” my date said. When my restrictive anorexia is bad, I tend to limit food consumption.

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The Problem With Dismissing Anorexia Narratives

The main argument against having more open conversations about anorexia is that one person’s recovery memoir is another girl’s manual.

The main argument against having more open conversations about anorexia is that one person’s recovery memoir is another girl’s manual.

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From Neopets To Pro-Ana Sites: Finding Community In Toxic Online Forums 

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Users exchange tips about restricting food intake, and there’s a lot of “thinspiration,” a phrase for photographs of women with thigh gaps and angular bodies. So many bones.

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What No One Told Me About Eating Disorder Recovery (That Everyone Should Know)

Take your time, treat yourself well, and most of all, don’t let the crappy parts stop you.

I could tell you the story of the eating disorder itself, but there’s a lot of good reading out there about that. What I want to talk about is recovery.

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10 Lessons I've Learned In 10 Years Of Eating Disorder Recovery

A lot of the diet industry is full of garbage ideas. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Sasha Freemind)

When I was first diagnosed with anorexia ten years ago, I vaguely knew that eating disorders were a feminist issue.

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9 Disordered Eating Practices You Thought Were Normal

If you wake up and you’re thinking about dinner, and it’s not because you forgot to thaw out the pot roast, you have a problem.

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My Struggle With Binge Eating Disorder

I told her in graphic detail about my binges, about the amount and type of food that I forced into my mouth long after I was full, about the lengths I went to to make sure that what I was eating was as unhealthy as possible, maximizing the damage I could do to myself.

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My Story Of Starvation Began At Age 7

It was at this point when my starvation began at age 7 that I wondered: Am I controlling my body or is my body controlling me?

It was at this point when my starvation began at age 7 that I wondered: Am I controlling my body or is my body controlling me?

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6 Things About Eating Disorders That You Probably Actually Really Don’t Know

"A common response that folks struggling with eating disorders hear is something along the lines of “Just eat,” “Just stop purging,” or “Just stop overeating.” And that’s akin to telling someone with depression to “Cheer up” or someone with anxiety to “Calm down.” That is: It’s not effective. At all. It’s actually kind of offensive."

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