Everyone eats, from the day we are born until the day we die. It’s as natural as breathing.
We have comfort food (think ice cream), we overeat (hello, Thanksgiving!), we forget to eat for half a day (I just got the kids off to school—now I’m late for my meeting). Some of us graze, some have specific meal periods, some of us fast, and some eat only when hungry.
Since food plays such an important role in our lives, it’s not surprising that, sometimes our healthy relationship with food changes. We no longer eat for health or social reasons. Instead, we eat—or don’t eat—because we don’t like our body, because we have stress, because we are sad and depressed, because we are preoccupied with food, because we don’t know how to stop.
If our eating behaviors are impacting our relationships, our jobs, our joy, our lives, or our health in a negative manner, well, then we call that an eating disorder.
It’s not a disease, it’s not a character flaw, it’s not something to be ashamed of. It’s a disorder. It’s something that can be helped. It’s something that you can recover from.
Yes, recover from. Reclaim what was lost or stolen. Return to a healthy state.
Making the decision to start eating disorder recovery might feel overwhelming or scary. After all, we are talking about you, what you are thinking, feeling, and experiencing, how you see yourself and what you want to do and what you want to be—essentially, your life.
And that’s where we come in. We understand, we’ve been there. We have walked this path.
We will be with you on this journey, listening to you, guiding you, and supporting you. We will show you how to better communicate your thoughts and feelings, to address and resolve problems as they arise, live a healthful and balanced life, and remember that you would not have made it this far if it were not for your strong determination and dedication toward recovery.
Contact us, and let’s begin this reclamation of your Self, together.
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