Holly Lowery (ED recovery coach + anti-diet advocate) talks about her history with disordered eating and the steps people can take towards recovery. She talks about the grey area of eating disorders--most people aren't sure if they qualify as having an eating disorder. She breaks down myths and misconceptions about food and eating and presents a much healthier way to think about and to eat food.
She also talks about atypical anorexia/bulimia, "clean eating" communities, diversifying our online representations of beauty, the damage disordered eating inflicts, set-point weight, fear of food and weight gain, food restricting, getting rid of the word "exercise", over-exercising, the link between depression/anxiety and eating disorders and SO much more.
This episode is awesome, and you need to listen to it whether you struggle with these things or not. There are so many misconceptions about eating disorders and they affect SO many people we love. Let's stop demonizing food! Food is not a moral issue!
If you wonder whether you have an eating disorder or not, take NEDA's quiz https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool
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