February is Eating Disorders Awareness Month.
This year, NEDA (the National Eating Disorders Association) is saying “It’s Time to Talk About It”. So that’s what we’ll do: we talk about it a lot. We know how important it is to spread awareness. Increase understanding. Make a change.
How can you help? It’s simple. Read. Talk. Share.
All you have to do is learn more about eating disorders and you’re already making a difference. Tell a friend about an article that impacted you. Reach out to an acquaintance you’ve been worried about. It may seem small, but these things make a BIG impact. You never know who’s listening.
To get you started, here are 13 articles we love. Some are about eating disorders, some are about finding balance, and others are about just knowing when enough is enough.
This girl learned to let go of her “perfect body” ideals and obsession with fitness, and has never been happier.
Recovery happens in college all the time. Get an idea of what it looks like, from an insider’s perspective.
“I am so glad I fell off that bandwagon of healthy eating when I went to college and I thank God for my slip-ups. I’ve made some of the best memories, ate some amazing food and my eyes have opened so much since then.”
Eating disorders aren’t just a women’s problem. __ discovered that his habits had become dangerous in college, and took it to the gym to feel well again.
What looks “fit” and what feels fit are two very different things.
How much exercise is “too much”?
She gave up being the fittest person in the room: but she’s the fittest her she’s ever been.
There’s a fine line between dedication and obsession.
Screw the stigma: here’s how she overcame emotional eating.
All the magazines told her she was doing everything right; but you can’t always follow everything you read. This girl has struggled with restricting, counting calories, and being dangerously underweight but came out of it all stronger than ever.
“Today I am actually able to step back and think, “am I doing this because I love my body or because I hate it?” “
Hannah overcame the impossible beauty standards she’d believed in since childhood.
“Only one in five women are satisfied with their body.” You CAN be one of them.