Quote on eating disorders: And i said to my body. softly. 'I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath. And replied 'I have been waiting my whole life for this.' -Nayyirah Waheed. www.HealthyPlace.com
Setting Healthy Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery
Setting Healthy Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery — Emily Fonnesbeck, RD It seems that in terms of health and fitness, a common belief is that strength and self-improvement comes from eating a certain way, sticking to a diet or pushing through the pain in exercise. I don’t believe it. I feel that true strength and self-improvement comes from being true to yourself and respecting yourself enough to avoid the demoralizing world of weight, body shape and diet obsession.
IE it is not always about weight. In fact, I feel that weight is a scapegoat. Society blames it on weight and body image. And for some who develop eating disorders, it might start out about one or both of those. But for many of us, it does not. And yet we fly with it, because society believes that what it is, and saying it is is easier than explaining all of... this. It was never about weight or body image for me. Everyone else made it about that.