As you can read in my story, I battled with and recovered from a serious case of anorexia. If you are struggling, please, do not hesitate to ask for help! Recovery is one of the biggest challenges you can face, but I promise you, it will be worth it.
My Posts on Recovery
- Triple Digits – when I hit that milestone in my recovery.
- On Perfectionism – dealing with the reality that I can’t be perfect.
- Are Memoirs Helpful or Triggering? – the effect of ED memoirs in recovery.
- Breaking the Diet Rules – Rules are made to be broken, especially ED rules.
- ED Talk: The Last Fear Meal – Kind of feel like I can conquer the world now.
- WIAW: Holiday Guilt – dealing with feeling like you overeat at holiday events.
- Awesome Things: Recovery Edition – appreciating the little things about recovery.
- Guilt Free – What you eat does not need to come with a side of guilt.
- Fast Food and Weekend Rambles – nothing should be off limits, including the occasional fast food burger.
- freEDom: Why I Stopped Counting Calories (Again) – it’s just unnecessary.
- freEDom: Asking for Help: Where you find anorexia, you usually find perfectionism. It’s ok to ask for help when you need it.
- freEDom: Enjoy Christmas For All It’s Worth – Holidays are meant to be enjoyed, not stressing over what you should and shouldn’t be eating.
- freEDom: Sam 1; Scale 0 – the scale does not define self worth.
- freEDom: Societal Ed – trying to distinguish between what’s a ‘normal’ thought in a body-obsessed society, and what’s truly disordered.
- freEDom: Breaking Away from Perfectionist Tendencies – no one is perfect, so you shouldn’t try to be either.
- freEDom: Love Myself First – the story behind my recovery tattoo.
- Eating Disorders Awareness Week – showing support for the organization that helped me so much in my recovery.
- www.something-fishy.org– a wonderful support site.
- www.nationaleatingdisorders.org – The National Eating Disorders Association website. They also have a number for a toll-free crisis line you can call 24/7.
- www.nedic.ca – the National Eating Disorders Information Centre. A great source of information and support.
- www.eating-disorder-information.com – information and support. The site was started by a former ED patient, so she understands the more sensitive points of the disorder.
Self-Help and Workbooks
- Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence From Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too – Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge
- Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover From Your Eating Disorder and Fall In Love With Life – Jenni Shaefer
- Eating Disorders: the Journey to Recovery Workbook – Laura J. Goodman and Mona Villapiano
- Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works – Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
Memoirs (Disclaimer: remember that memoirs can be triggering, so please read with caution)
- Wasted – Marya Hornbacher
- Thin – Lauren Greenfield
- Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain – Portia Del Rossi
- Slim to None: A Journey Through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment – Jennifer Hendricks
- Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia – Kate M. Taylor
- Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves – Crystal Renn
- My review on: Gaining – Amy Liu
For now, I’ve only added books that I personally have read – I know there’s a lot more out there! If there’s any more you can vouch for and you would like to see added to the list, just leave me a comment or shoot me an email at email@example.com
Please remember that these are simply resources. If you are struggling, please, please tell someone and GET HELP. It’s not easy to turn to someone else, but it is always worth it.