Disclaimer: this post discusses Binge Eating Disorder, binge eating behaviour, the binge-purge cycle, the binge-restrict cycle, and other eating disorder behaviour. I do not, nor did I have Binge Eating Disorder, therefore I don't claim to know what the disorder is like other than research made for this post. This post is to deliver some … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week: The Misunderstood Reality of Binge Eating
Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness
As a mental health campaigner, namely in eating disorders, I have become involved in a community full of individuals with similar lived experiences of mental health such as depression, anxiety, and, of course, eating disorders. This community has allowed me to feel heard and supported. I have people to reach out to, and people reach … Continue reading Bringing a Chair to the Table: Validating My Illness
Five Years Later
I finally got some paint and began to refurbish my room. This meant a lot of looking through bags of old university things and other miscellanous items, and deciding if I should keep them. Yes, I did give the Marie Kondo if it sparks joy approach, and it turns out a lot of the stuff … Continue reading Five Years Later
Timing Your Calories
A quick disclaimer: this is perhaps a more emotional and quick post; a rant, if you will. This post will feature triggering language centred around exercise, calories, 'offsetting' your calories with exercise, and pro-eating disorder information. I wanted to get my feelings and thoughts out there, because this has really angered me. Have you opened … Continue reading Timing Your Calories
Stockpiling, Sickness, and Safe foods: Eating Disorders in a Pandemic
A few months ago, the first case of COVID-19 (or as it's more colloquially known: coronavirus) was discovered, and since then, it has spread like wildfire. So far, nearly 250,000 cases have been reported with just over 10,000 of those cases resulting in death. Fortunately, there are more survivors of the illness than deaths, but, … Continue reading Stockpiling, Sickness, and Safe foods: Eating Disorders in a Pandemic
The Monster’s Post-It Notes
You support the family. You support the friends. You support the colleagues. You support everyone. If you do this, you support the person with the eating disorder.
An Experience With The Pro-Ana Nation
When I was unwell, I was heavily addicted to Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia sites; a method of keeping me stuck in the cycle of disordered eating. This is my experience.