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  • Is it wrong that I LIKE my eating disorder? And don’t want to give it up because it brings me comfort, security, and is there for me when no one else is. I want to recover but I don’t want to give it up and that’s the problem, that goal is unsustainable and I’m not strong enough right now to sway towards doing what is best for me over what feels best right now.
#edrecovery #edwarrior #edfighter #tryingmybest #edrecoveryjourney #helpme #edsupport
  • Is it wrong that I LIKE my eating disorder? And don’t want to give it up because it brings me comfort, security, and is there for me when no one else is. I want to recover but I don’t want to give it up and that’s the problem, that goal is unsustainable and I’m not strong enough right now to sway towards doing what is best for me over what feels best right now.
    #edrecovery #edwarrior #edfighter #tryingmybest #edrecoveryjourney #helpme #edsupport

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  • Hi. I have nothing to provide besides my little quad pump from back home 😂. Catch me having a LIT weekend of studying, laundry, and training - that’s literally it. Hope you all are having a much more interesting weekend than I 🤣
  • Hi. I have nothing to provide besides my little quad pump from back home 😂. Catch me having a LIT weekend of studying, laundry, and training - that’s literally it. Hope you all are having a much more interesting weekend than I 🤣

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  • Food is fuel. Yes, it is. But it is also so much more than that. Food is friendships. Food is culture, tradition, COMFORT, nutritional, emotional and delicious. Food let’s your body do things like move and dance and concentrate! Food is safety. Food is all of these things and also food is also just food, at the same time. So go ahead, eat that damn muffin. It will be glorious.
  • Food is fuel. Yes, it is. But it is also so much more than that. Food is friendships. Food is culture, tradition, COMFORT, nutritional, emotional and delicious. Food let’s your body do things like move and dance and concentrate! Food is safety. Food is all of these things and also food is also just food, at the same time. So go ahead, eat that damn muffin. It will be glorious.

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  • i just wanted to take a moment to say how PROUD of myself i am for today. •
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yesterday i decided that i was going to commit myself to “all-in recovery”, and i’ve been absolutely KILLING IT today!! i’ve been working through some challenges i set myself, which today included eating more than was on my meal plan (extra toast with breakfast and 2 parts to the morning snack), using oil when cooking my dinner, and having a spontaneous dessert! by doing that, i’ve realised that i CAN go against my eating disorder’s rules, and the world doesn’t end. in fact, it gets BETTER when i don’t listen to anorexia- i’ve been so energetic today, and i’m finally starting to feel like myself again for the first time in so long!
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i’ve come so far in such a short period of time, and i couldn’t be more proud of myself. it was only just over two weeks ago when i was in the grips of a relapse, and couldn’t bring myself to eat more than a bowlful of food in a day. that had been going on for about a month. i don’t need to go into detail, but i felt awful, mentally and physically- everything took SO much effort, and it completely burnt me out. anorexia isn’t glamorous in the slightest, and it shrinks every part of your life (not just your body). hospital really gave me the kick up the ass i needed to get into recovery, and whilst it was probably the worst 5 days of my life, i can now see that it was for the best. i’m feeling so much better both mentally and physically, and i’m finally FEELING again. the good things and the bad things, but it’s better than being numb. •
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i have big ambitions, so i need a big appetite to fuel them. fuck being the shell of an eating disorder, i’m ready to live life for myself again. 
welcome back, Charm, i’ve missed you.
  • i just wanted to take a moment to say how PROUD of myself i am for today. •

    yesterday i decided that i was going to commit myself to “all-in recovery”, and i’ve been absolutely KILLING IT today!! i’ve been working through some challenges i set myself, which today included eating more than was on my meal plan (extra toast with breakfast and 2 parts to the morning snack), using oil when cooking my dinner, and having a spontaneous dessert! by doing that, i’ve realised that i CAN go against my eating disorder’s rules, and the world doesn’t end. in fact, it gets BETTER when i don’t listen to anorexia- i’ve been so energetic today, and i’m finally starting to feel like myself again for the first time in so long!


    i’ve come so far in such a short period of time, and i couldn’t be more proud of myself. it was only just over two weeks ago when i was in the grips of a relapse, and couldn’t bring myself to eat more than a bowlful of food in a day. that had been going on for about a month. i don’t need to go into detail, but i felt awful, mentally and physically- everything took SO much effort, and it completely burnt me out. anorexia isn’t glamorous in the slightest, and it shrinks every part of your life (not just your body). hospital really gave me the kick up the ass i needed to get into recovery, and whilst it was probably the worst 5 days of my life, i can now see that it was for the best. i’m feeling so much better both mentally and physically, and i’m finally FEELING again. the good things and the bad things, but it’s better than being numb. •

    i have big ambitions, so i need a big appetite to fuel them. fuck being the shell of an eating disorder, i’m ready to live life for myself again.
    welcome back, Charm, i’ve missed you.

  •  3  2  9 minutes ago
  • I'm gonna start tryna eat fear foods again!!! Wish me and everyone else trying to eat fear foods luck!!!! .
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#prorecovery #edrecovery
  • I'm gonna start tryna eat fear foods again!!! Wish me and everyone else trying to eat fear foods luck!!!! .
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  • When I was smack in the middle of my greatest mental health struggles, I truly believed that food had control over me and that the majority of my worth lied in my bodies appearance.

I did realize that’s what I thought but now, with lots of work and tons of growth, I can look back and see that is exactly how my mind was working!

Hindsight is 20/20, right? 😜

When I left the hospital, I told my husband that we had to go to 5 guys to grab thia burger. It was a choice that I MADE. I said that it was time to go and get a big ol’ juicy burger with some greasy fries.

This meal tasted delicious. It didn’t exactly make my stomach feel awesome and it made me want to take a nap but  I CHOSE THAT DAMN BURGER.

Taking ownership of MY actions has helped me a great deal with my mental health and my relationship with food.

Now, I’m excited to refocus on my nutrition. I can’t wait to own every. Single. Decision. As I make my way to being a healthy and strong momma!

If you are ready to own your shit, own your health, and feel good, let’s do it. There isn’t anything stopping you except the voices in your head that are telling you something different.

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#bingeeating #foodrelationship #mondset #mindsetmatters #determinedaf #fiveguys #eatthefries #ownyourchoices #owneryourshit #yeswecan #bingeeatingrecovery #edcommunity #edrecovery #edrecoverywarrior
  • When I was smack in the middle of my greatest mental health struggles, I truly believed that food had control over me and that the majority of my worth lied in my bodies appearance.

    I did realize that’s what I thought but now, with lots of work and tons of growth, I can look back and see that is exactly how my mind was working!

    Hindsight is 20/20, right? 😜

    When I left the hospital, I told my husband that we had to go to 5 guys to grab thia burger. It was a choice that I MADE. I said that it was time to go and get a big ol’ juicy burger with some greasy fries.

    This meal tasted delicious. It didn’t exactly make my stomach feel awesome and it made me want to take a nap but I CHOSE THAT DAMN BURGER.

    Taking ownership of MY actions has helped me a great deal with my mental health and my relationship with food.

    Now, I’m excited to refocus on my nutrition. I can’t wait to own every. Single. Decision. As I make my way to being a healthy and strong momma!

    If you are ready to own your shit, own your health, and feel good, let’s do it. There isn’t anything stopping you except the voices in your head that are telling you something different.

    YES. WE. CAN.
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    #bingeeating #foodrelationship #mondset #mindsetmatters #determinedaf #fiveguys #eatthefries #ownyourchoices #owneryourshit #yeswecan #bingeeatingrecovery #edcommunity #edrecovery #edrecoverywarrior

  •  3  0  11 minutes ago
  • I went out for a meal tonight with my girlfriend and her parents. Her family don’t know about my eating issues and it felt good to know that they weren’t watching me for the whole of my meal as my parents would, I ate the whole thing, and there was no “you need to eat a bit more” or “you’ve eaten enough now” it was just normal. I felt normal. For the first time in a while, I didn’t feel scared to eat in a public restaurant and I believe that that means I’m getting further into recovery. I’m so so proud of myself, and I know that most of my posts are me talking about how proud I am, but it’s because I’m genuinely am. There was a time when I couldn’t control my eating disorder, I was either not eating at all, or eating everything in sight, but now, I’m eating rather ‘normal’ you could say. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my moments where I think god I never want to eat a thing again “I’m so fat” but these moment are becoming less and less. I have noticed now that during recovery, I go through periods where I think I’m not getting anywhere at all and I’m going back to the start, but then, soon enough, I get back into a positive mindset, and it seems that I’m even better than what I was before my blip. So, I’ll have a few days / weeks after being positive about food where I despise myself and my body, but then, I end up being even more positive than what I was before, the bad moments are probably always going to be here, but I’m never not going to be in recovery.
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  • I went out for a meal tonight with my girlfriend and her parents. Her family don’t know about my eating issues and it felt good to know that they weren’t watching me for the whole of my meal as my parents would, I ate the whole thing, and there was no “you need to eat a bit more” or “you’ve eaten enough now” it was just normal. I felt normal. For the first time in a while, I didn’t feel scared to eat in a public restaurant and I believe that that means I’m getting further into recovery. I’m so so proud of myself, and I know that most of my posts are me talking about how proud I am, but it’s because I’m genuinely am. There was a time when I couldn’t control my eating disorder, I was either not eating at all, or eating everything in sight, but now, I’m eating rather ‘normal’ you could say. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my moments where I think god I never want to eat a thing again “I’m so fat” but these moment are becoming less and less. I have noticed now that during recovery, I go through periods where I think I’m not getting anywhere at all and I’m going back to the start, but then, soon enough, I get back into a positive mindset, and it seems that I’m even better than what I was before my blip. So, I’ll have a few days / weeks after being positive about food where I despise myself and my body, but then, I end up being even more positive than what I was before, the bad moments are probably always going to be here, but I’m never not going to be in recovery.
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  • I made granola and now I can never go store-bought again. #gbunnyeats
  • I made granola and now I can never go store-bought again. #gbunnyeats

  •  4  2  18 minutes ago
  • Lunch at @psandco was amazing as per usual😋.
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An entirely gluten free/vegan restaurant and bakery! Aka heaven.
  • Lunch at @psandco was amazing as per usual😋.
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    An entirely gluten free/vegan restaurant and bakery! Aka heaven.

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  • 💫 Lunch earlier was meatloaf w salad and mashed potatoes 🍛 I've been in something of a daze today. I don't know if it's lack of nourishment or lack of sleep (do any veteran insomniacs out there have any tips or tricks on how to either get more rest or pass the time when u can't seem to catch any Zzz's? I've been having a whole lot of trouble sleeping for at least a couple of months now and I can't seem to break the cycle 😴), but not all was lost to the fog: I managed to make some art, visit the thrift store w my dad, and watch some fun food videos by TabiEats. I'm so tempted to order some Japanese snacks and do a taste test of my own 😅 Also, today has been a "false spring", quite typical of January around here. The sun is going down and one would think it should be chilly, but I'm sitting here roasting w my window wide open! 🍃 💫
  • 💫 Lunch earlier was meatloaf w salad and mashed potatoes 🍛 I've been in something of a daze today. I don't know if it's lack of nourishment or lack of sleep (do any veteran insomniacs out there have any tips or tricks on how to either get more rest or pass the time when u can't seem to catch any Zzz's? I've been having a whole lot of trouble sleeping for at least a couple of months now and I can't seem to break the cycle 😴), but not all was lost to the fog: I managed to make some art, visit the thrift store w my dad, and watch some fun food videos by TabiEats. I'm so tempted to order some Japanese snacks and do a taste test of my own 😅 Also, today has been a "false spring", quite typical of January around here. The sun is going down and one would think it should be chilly, but I'm sitting here roasting w my window wide open! 🍃 💫

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  • Almost didn’t post these cute pics that @chuckd33zy took of me showing off my dog shoes from @meganpechaceck because I thought I looked fat. Pls enjoy my lil roll in the first pic and the way my cheeks scrunch up when I laugh bc that’s just how human bodies look and I love mine. 
#EDNOS #EDRecovery #EDRecoveryWarrior
  • Almost didn’t post these cute pics that @chuckd33zy took of me showing off my dog shoes from @meganpechaceck because I thought I looked fat. Pls enjoy my lil roll in the first pic and the way my cheeks scrunch up when I laugh bc that’s just how human bodies look and I love mine.
    #EDNOS #EDRecovery #EDRecoveryWarrior

  •  10  0  26 minutes ago
  • This book “plants” so many seeds. 🌱 For anyone that’s ever struggled with body shame and is seeking freedom from that prison, The Body Is Not An Apology is a must read.
It had been on my list for a while and I’m so glad I made the time for it. @sonyareneetaylor provides a complete paradigm shift in how we think about bodies, from a refreshingly radically self-loving, intersectional perspective. It’s a perfect blend of stories, data, and take-away tools. 📚 One of my fave quotes: “When your personal value is dependent upon the lesser value of other bodies, radical self love is unachievable.” 💗
  • This book “plants” so many seeds. 🌱 For anyone that’s ever struggled with body shame and is seeking freedom from that prison, The Body Is Not An Apology is a must read.
    It had been on my list for a while and I’m so glad I made the time for it. @sonyareneetaylor provides a complete paradigm shift in how we think about bodies, from a refreshingly radically self-loving, intersectional perspective. It’s a perfect blend of stories, data, and take-away tools. 📚 One of my fave quotes: “When your personal value is dependent upon the lesser value of other bodies, radical self love is unachievable.” 💗

  •  11  1  28 minutes ago
  • It’s not conceited to like the way you look.

I feel like there’s this black and white idea that if you like how you look you’re automatically conceited and therefore arrogant.

The dark side of the ED community places “hating how you look” almost as a requirement of an ED. It’s like there’s a competition for “who hates themselves the most?” and lemme tell you, I’m not here for it.

In my opinion, that’s not something to strive for. We should be striving for more. We should be aiming to accept ourselves and if we fall upon a moment of “oh hey I like how I look” then that’s something to CELEBRATE.

So give yourself a hug and relish in the moments where you feel GOOD about yourself 🥰
  • It’s not conceited to like the way you look.

    I feel like there’s this black and white idea that if you like how you look you’re automatically conceited and therefore arrogant.

    The dark side of the ED community places “hating how you look” almost as a requirement of an ED. It’s like there’s a competition for “who hates themselves the most?” and lemme tell you, I’m not here for it.

    In my opinion, that’s not something to strive for. We should be striving for more. We should be aiming to accept ourselves and if we fall upon a moment of “oh hey I like how I look” then that’s something to CELEBRATE.

    So give yourself a hug and relish in the moments where you feel GOOD about yourself 🥰

  •  57  15  28 minutes ago
  • Sometimes when I see a picture of myself I think about how much my body has changed and how it’s not as small as it used to be. But that’s okay. This body has gotten me through so many things over the years from heartbreak to an ACL surgery, and countless other things. I need to appreciate and love this body because it’s the only one I’ve got. •
Each one of us is so much more than our exterior and I’m trying to teach myself that in a society where women are seen as objects. My worth IS NOT determined by my weight, the size of my clothes, or the flatness of my stomach. My worth IS NOT determined by my mental illness, grades, other people thoughts of me, or even my own negative thoughts about myself. My worth IS determined by the amount of memories I make, the kindness and love I show towards others, and the number of laughs I enjoy with friends. •
One picture of me at a bad angle does not define me. Enjoying a cookie does not define me. Going out to eat with friends after already eating three meals in the same day does not define me. The amount of times I go to the gym does not define me. We’re all on this Earth to make memories and enjoy life, not to constantly be at war with our bodies. Be patient and compassionate towards yourself. •
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#acceptance #bopo #femaleempowerment #femalebodyhairawareness #femalebodyhairisok #femalebodyhair #feminist #feminism #bodypositive #bodypositivity #ed #edsurvivor #edrecovery #mentalhealth #selflove #equality #equalrightsforwomen #edsurvivor #equalityforall #equalrights #vulnerability #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
  • Sometimes when I see a picture of myself I think about how much my body has changed and how it’s not as small as it used to be. But that’s okay. This body has gotten me through so many things over the years from heartbreak to an ACL surgery, and countless other things. I need to appreciate and love this body because it’s the only one I’ve got. •
    Each one of us is so much more than our exterior and I’m trying to teach myself that in a society where women are seen as objects. My worth IS NOT determined by my weight, the size of my clothes, or the flatness of my stomach. My worth IS NOT determined by my mental illness, grades, other people thoughts of me, or even my own negative thoughts about myself. My worth IS determined by the amount of memories I make, the kindness and love I show towards others, and the number of laughs I enjoy with friends. •
    One picture of me at a bad angle does not define me. Enjoying a cookie does not define me. Going out to eat with friends after already eating three meals in the same day does not define me. The amount of times I go to the gym does not define me. We’re all on this Earth to make memories and enjoy life, not to constantly be at war with our bodies. Be patient and compassionate towards yourself. •





    #acceptance #bopo #femaleempowerment #femalebodyhairawareness #femalebodyhairisok #femalebodyhair #feminist #feminism #bodypositive #bodypositivity #ed #edsurvivor #edrecovery #mentalhealth #selflove #equality #equalrightsforwomen #edsurvivor #equalityforall #equalrights #vulnerability #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness

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  • Gnocchi please 🥔
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Drove myself over to finally try @spoletoitalian tonight. I’ve had my eye 👀 on creating this dish since I saw @veganmalory post about it MONTHS ago.
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My order (excluding the glass of vino🍷) was Gnocchi with Vegan 🌱 Pesto (yaaa Buddy) Spinach, Kale 🥬, Roasted Tomatoes 🍅, Roasted Red Onion,🧅 Truffled Mushrooms and Kalamata Olives.🤤
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I mean I make pasta dishes all the time but this was next level AND only $10!! PLUS the staff was super nice and helpful when it came to creating a whole vegan dish and making sure there was no parm on the plate and even my tray. Definitely going to add this to my “regular” spots!
  • Gnocchi please 🥔

    Drove myself over to finally try @spoletoitalian tonight. I’ve had my eye 👀 on creating this dish since I saw @veganmalory post about it MONTHS ago.

    My order (excluding the glass of vino🍷) was Gnocchi with Vegan 🌱 Pesto (yaaa Buddy) Spinach, Kale 🥬, Roasted Tomatoes 🍅, Roasted Red Onion,🧅 Truffled Mushrooms and Kalamata Olives.🤤

    I mean I make pasta dishes all the time but this was next level AND only $10!! PLUS the staff was super nice and helpful when it came to creating a whole vegan dish and making sure there was no parm on the plate and even my tray. Definitely going to add this to my “regular” spots!

  •  8  1  33 minutes ago
  • After a year of total hell and being unable to function, depressed, suicidal, manic, a relapsed eating disorder and hundreds of panic attacks, I am pleased to say I am finally feeling better and have been able to commit to raising this little man who is keeping me seriously happy and seriously busy! I've also eaten until my hearts content and have the best relationship with food I've had in years, picked up a little extra bass along the way too 🍑I'll try my best to pick up the foodie posts again as I've missed you guys massively! Thank you for the support I've had, especially from you Missy @bitter.sweet.life.of.a.coeliac 😘💕 you've picked me up when I've felt at my worst in the middle of all of this! So appreciate it xx
  • After a year of total hell and being unable to function, depressed, suicidal, manic, a relapsed eating disorder and hundreds of panic attacks, I am pleased to say I am finally feeling better and have been able to commit to raising this little man who is keeping me seriously happy and seriously busy! I've also eaten until my hearts content and have the best relationship with food I've had in years, picked up a little extra bass along the way too 🍑I'll try my best to pick up the foodie posts again as I've missed you guys massively! Thank you for the support I've had, especially from you Missy @bitter.sweet.life.of.a.coeliac 😘💕 you've picked me up when I've felt at my worst in the middle of all of this! So appreciate it xx

  •  11  3  34 minutes ago
  • I’m going to be taking a break from this account.
I’m not in a place to encourage people to be positive when I struggle to smile most days.
trust be told, I’m tired.
so very tired of these monsters in my head.
so tired of everything around me telling me I’m not good enough.
so tired of feeling guilty after every bite.
so very very tired.

I’m struggling again but that doesn’t mean I’ve lost the fight.
I’m struggling but that doesn’t mean I’m not the same person I was before.
I’m sorry. 
I’m sorry I can’t be perfect.
I’m sorry I can’t be your perfect girl.
I’m sorry I can’t be everything you want me to be.
I’m sorry I’m a mess.
I’m sorry that I can’t laugh at your jokes anymore.
I’m sorry that I look sad all the time.
I’m sorry that you worry about me.

I am so very very sorry.
#anorexia #anorexianervosarecovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery
  • I’m going to be taking a break from this account.
    I’m not in a place to encourage people to be positive when I struggle to smile most days.
    trust be told, I’m tired.
    so very tired of these monsters in my head.
    so tired of everything around me telling me I’m not good enough.
    so tired of feeling guilty after every bite.
    so very very tired.

    I’m struggling again but that doesn’t mean I’ve lost the fight.
    I’m struggling but that doesn’t mean I’m not the same person I was before.
    I’m sorry.
    I’m sorry I can’t be perfect.
    I’m sorry I can’t be your perfect girl.
    I’m sorry I can’t be everything you want me to be.
    I’m sorry I’m a mess.
    I’m sorry that I can’t laugh at your jokes anymore.
    I’m sorry that I look sad all the time.
    I’m sorry that you worry about me.

    I am so very very sorry.
    #anorexia #anorexianervosarecovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery

  •  7  1  41 minutes ago
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Shakes are not meals.
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I loooooove protein shakes {+ smoothies} —but they should not substitute your meals, ESPECIALLY if you struggle with disordered eating. •
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I love Shakeology because it’s so much more than a protein powder or replacement shake. It is PACKED with nutrients I wouldn’t normally get in my normal diet. Plus, it’s soooo yummy! •
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Have any tasty shake/smoothie recipes I should try?? DM me or comment below👇
  • Repeat after me:
    Shakes are not meals.
    Shakes are not meals.
    Shakes are not meals.



    I loooooove protein shakes {+ smoothies} —but they should not substitute your meals, ESPECIALLY if you struggle with disordered eating. •


    Your brain/body does not register liquid as a meal, regardless how many calories it contains. This can trigger ED behaviors—wanting to skip meals or cut calories, binging later on, etc. •


    Important note: Shakes and smoothies are NOT bad. They can help fill you up in between meals and supplement your diet with a variety of nutrients. •


    I love Shakeology because it’s so much more than a protein powder or replacement shake. It is PACKED with nutrients I wouldn’t normally get in my normal diet. Plus, it’s soooo yummy! •


    Have any tasty shake/smoothie recipes I should try?? DM me or comment below👇

  •  18  2  58 minutes ago
  • According to some study that will surprise no one 
The top 3 New Years Resolutions are:
1. Eat healthier 
2. Exercise more
3. Save more money 
According to Jessica the top 3 reasons people don’t want to join a bootcamp are 
1. I don’t have the money 
2. I don’t have time 
3. I’m going to go spend $80 on tacos y margaritas and come home and smash a Netflix series (I know this because you put it on facebook) 
So guess what?? When I started, it wasn’t New Years it was April and I was at rock bottom with my health (still have the biometric screening to prove it), I had a $2000 a month daycare bill and a 1 hour commute each way 
I stopped eating out, I started coaching to help my friends and created a savings account just for this income and I learned to make time for #mealprep and exercising in my basement #noexcuses 
I was inspired by this affirmation from Barre “I am worthy: I know my excellence and settle for nothing less” #l

HA! Back then I was a self proclaimed L-O-S-E-R in the health category and when I signed up I said “well, I’ll probably fail at this one too, nothing else worked” but I only had like 9 social media friends back then so no one even knows that

The point is - I don’t wake up every day thinking “wow I’m a warrior princess who can kick some as today” I wake up thinking “I should have gone to bed earlier and maybe not eaten that ice cream” but I push okay and I attack that negativity day after day 
Today instead of making excuses 
I put lettuce in my mouth
Tennis shoes on my feet 
And money in the bank 
Because I gave myself a chance 
Our next bootcamp starts Monday - the same one that changed my life is available for you
  • According to some study that will surprise no one
    The top 3 New Years Resolutions are:
    1. Eat healthier
    2. Exercise more
    3. Save more money
    According to Jessica the top 3 reasons people don’t want to join a bootcamp are
    1. I don’t have the money
    2. I don’t have time
    3. I’m going to go spend $80 on tacos y margaritas and come home and smash a Netflix series (I know this because you put it on facebook)
    So guess what?? When I started, it wasn’t New Years it was April and I was at rock bottom with my health (still have the biometric screening to prove it), I had a $2000 a month daycare bill and a 1 hour commute each way
    I stopped eating out, I started coaching to help my friends and created a savings account just for this income and I learned to make time for #mealprep and exercising in my basement #noexcuses
    I was inspired by this affirmation from Barre “I am worthy: I know my excellence and settle for nothing less” #l

    HA! Back then I was a self proclaimed L-O-S-E-R in the health category and when I signed up I said “well, I’ll probably fail at this one too, nothing else worked” but I only had like 9 social media friends back then so no one even knows that

    The point is - I don’t wake up every day thinking “wow I’m a warrior princess who can kick some as today” I wake up thinking “I should have gone to bed earlier and maybe not eaten that ice cream” but I push okay and I attack that negativity day after day
    Today instead of making excuses
    I put lettuce in my mouth
    Tennis shoes on my feet
    And money in the bank
    Because I gave myself a chance
    Our next bootcamp starts Monday - the same one that changed my life is available for you

  •  13  1  58 minutes ago
  • My week summed up. 🌸 A continuous battle with consecutive opportunities to do the right thing compared to the eating disorder thing. AND I AM SHATTERED. 🌸 At the end of each day, I am exhausted. It’s been a week full of mental battle but it’s also been a week full of making the right choices and doing the right thing. 🌸 By right I mean, the thing that gets me closer to where I want to be; a life not controlled by this stupid illness. The right things being recovery wise. The right things for the life I want. 🌸 Tonight after a challenging dinner that completely overwhelmed me - I spent probably the most part of an hour crying. Crying and practically force feeding myself my snack. With no prompting and no one to tell me to have it, I spent a very long time arguing with myself. Despite it feeling so so wrong and everything in me not wanting to do it, I knew it was the right thing. I knew it was the only way to break the cycle. Not having it would be restricting to allow for what I had had. Not having it would be due to fear. So it took me a while, but I got the job done. It certainly wasn’t the easy option. 
#ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #mentalhealth #recovery #feelthefear #doitanyway #dotherightthing
  • My week summed up. 🌸 A continuous battle with consecutive opportunities to do the right thing compared to the eating disorder thing. AND I AM SHATTERED. 🌸 At the end of each day, I am exhausted. It’s been a week full of mental battle but it’s also been a week full of making the right choices and doing the right thing. 🌸 By right I mean, the thing that gets me closer to where I want to be; a life not controlled by this stupid illness. The right things being recovery wise. The right things for the life I want. 🌸 Tonight after a challenging dinner that completely overwhelmed me - I spent probably the most part of an hour crying. Crying and practically force feeding myself my snack. With no prompting and no one to tell me to have it, I spent a very long time arguing with myself. Despite it feeling so so wrong and everything in me not wanting to do it, I knew it was the right thing. I knew it was the only way to break the cycle. Not having it would be restricting to allow for what I had had. Not having it would be due to fear. So it took me a while, but I got the job done. It certainly wasn’t the easy option.
    #ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #mentalhealth #recovery #feelthefear #doitanyway #dotherightthing

  •  1  0  1 hour ago
  • After a crazy week, today was exactly what I needed. 8 full days of moving, working, volunteering, classes, and clinical and I’m ExHaUsTeD to say the least.
Last night was the first night I didn’t have any responsibilities and you better bet I was in bed by 8 (#grandmalife)!
11 hours of sleep, a quick 4 hour shift and then my first swim in weeks to start off this beautiful Saturday! Now to hit those books for the rest of the night and finish unpacking 🤟🏼 the grind really never does stop!
Happy Saturday

PS swipe for the workout
  • After a crazy week, today was exactly what I needed. 8 full days of moving, working, volunteering, classes, and clinical and I’m ExHaUsTeD to say the least.
    Last night was the first night I didn’t have any responsibilities and you better bet I was in bed by 8 ( #grandmalife)!
    11 hours of sleep, a quick 4 hour shift and then my first swim in weeks to start off this beautiful Saturday! Now to hit those books for the rest of the night and finish unpacking 🤟🏼 the grind really never does stop!
    Happy Saturday

    PS swipe for the workout

  •  56  3  1 hour ago
  • Breakfast & second breakfast 🤠 first pic: savory pastry & iced mocha, second pic: @kodiakcakes dark chocolate power waffles w/ agave, frozen berries, and hemp seeds. Brain fuel for studying 🤪
  • Breakfast & second breakfast 🤠 first pic: savory pastry & iced mocha, second pic: @kodiakcakes dark chocolate power waffles w/ agave, frozen berries, and hemp seeds. Brain fuel for studying 🤪

  •  9  1  1 hour ago
  • feeling hopeless but my shirt reminded me i'm created with a purpose! 🥰✝️🌿
#GodIsGood #Blessed #MentalHealth #Recovery .
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today was just so hard!
i woke up in the early morning to hard winds and crashing rain! looking out the windows later, it seemed our land was all under water, and that's exactly how i felt: submerged in my own thoughts and feelings.
i felt so defenseless all day as i felt my brain begin to take over; those negative thoughts crept in and there was no way for me to push them away. 
i cried, i sobbed, and i screamed!
afterwards, i felt so discouraged!
i allowed my brain and its toxic thoughts to creep in and attack me, how could i let that happen?? how could i let it win? and not just once, but twice! 🤦🏼‍♀️
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i took it out on myself... jumping up and down, speed walking through the house, running up and down the stairs until i collapsed because my legs were so dang tired! i panicked and cried and promised my brain i wouldn't eat anything for the rest of the day, taking my punishment, and thinking about how to break the news to my sister i wouldn't be able to take her to the mall tonight as i promised (after bailing on her last night). 😔
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but then i thought, she had been through far more than i had today and not only did she not deserve this, but i didn't! what did i do to deserve such a harsh punishment? had a bit of ice cream and let my thoughts try to kill me! its like having Vernon and Petunia Dursley in my head 🤦🏼‍♀️ i got up, had a banana with nut butter, and told my sister to get ready for the mall. she picked me out a shirt to wear, perhaps the most important shirt i own, it reminded me that i am here for a reason and assured my choice in shoving a banana down! 💪🏼
  • feeling hopeless but my shirt reminded me i'm created with a purpose! 🥰✝️🌿
    #GodIsGood #Blessed #MentalHealth #Recovery .
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    today was just so hard!
    i woke up in the early morning to hard winds and crashing rain! looking out the windows later, it seemed our land was all under water, and that's exactly how i felt: submerged in my own thoughts and feelings.
    i felt so defenseless all day as i felt my brain begin to take over; those negative thoughts crept in and there was no way for me to push them away.
    i cried, i sobbed, and i screamed!
    afterwards, i felt so discouraged!
    i allowed my brain and its toxic thoughts to creep in and attack me, how could i let that happen?? how could i let it win? and not just once, but twice! 🤦🏼‍♀️
    .
    i took it out on myself... jumping up and down, speed walking through the house, running up and down the stairs until i collapsed because my legs were so dang tired! i panicked and cried and promised my brain i wouldn't eat anything for the rest of the day, taking my punishment, and thinking about how to break the news to my sister i wouldn't be able to take her to the mall tonight as i promised (after bailing on her last night). 😔
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    but then i thought, she had been through far more than i had today and not only did she not deserve this, but i didn't! what did i do to deserve such a harsh punishment? had a bit of ice cream and let my thoughts try to kill me! its like having Vernon and Petunia Dursley in my head 🤦🏼‍♀️ i got up, had a banana with nut butter, and told my sister to get ready for the mall. she picked me out a shirt to wear, perhaps the most important shirt i own, it reminded me that i am here for a reason and assured my choice in shoving a banana down! 💪🏼

  •  14  1  1 hour ago
  • Pumpkin gyoza as part of our dinner tonight. It is fair to say they were the greatest gyozas I have ever had.
  • Pumpkin gyoza as part of our dinner tonight. It is fair to say they were the greatest gyozas I have ever had.

  •  9  1  1 hour ago
  • I wanted to kill the me underneath. That fact haunted my days and nights. When you realize you hate yourself so much, when you realize that you cannot stand who you are, and this deep spite has been the motivation behind your behavior for many years, your brain can’t quite deal with it. It will try very hard to avoid that realization; it will try, in a last-ditch effort to keep your remaining parts alive, to remake the rest of you. - Marya Hornbacher
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My struggles with self love /self hate have been an ongoing battle for a long time.. but if I didn’t have the people in my life now who support me and push me and motivate me to want to be the best version of myself possible I most definitely would not be here today. -
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#grungeaesthetic #arcticfoxwrath #arcticfox #mentalhealthawareness #bpd #depressionawareness #myrahornbacher #selflove #stayingstrong #friendssavelives #edrecovery
  • I wanted to kill the me underneath. That fact haunted my days and nights. When you realize you hate yourself so much, when you realize that you cannot stand who you are, and this deep spite has been the motivation behind your behavior for many years, your brain can’t quite deal with it. It will try very hard to avoid that realization; it will try, in a last-ditch effort to keep your remaining parts alive, to remake the rest of you. - Marya Hornbacher
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    My struggles with self love /self hate have been an ongoing battle for a long time.. but if I didn’t have the people in my life now who support me and push me and motivate me to want to be the best version of myself possible I most definitely would not be here today. -
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    #grungeaesthetic #arcticfoxwrath #arcticfox #mentalhealthawareness #bpd #depressionawareness #myrahornbacher #selflove #stayingstrong #friendssavelives #edrecovery

  •  7  4  1 hour ago

Top #edrecovery Posts

  • “You can eat carbs” - me to you
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A touching short-film about a family learning that their bodies do in fact need carbohydrates and that it’s actually the body’s preferred and most accessible source of fuel. All jokes aside (the only joke part being that this video is a silly way to share this message 🤪) but please be critical of the information or nutrition advice you’re seeing online. Question it! Question me! (and please, be kind)
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3 tips for telling fact from fad:
1. Who is sharing the information? What’s their background, sources, degree, credential(s), etc.
2. Is it in direct support of something they are selling? This is not to say that if someone is selling something you should doubt their evidence, but they should be able to back it up and know their opinions and statements may be mixed in with sales pitches which can make messages be biased or only share part of the story. You’re allowed to ask questions and compare products AND get addition information from other resources who aren’t selling a product or making money from that sale.
3. Is it promoting testimonials more than research studies? Lived experience is valuable and important, but it’s not what we can really base general recommendations on.
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You can learn & laugh with (at?) me on tik tok @thewellful or for 1:1 intuitive eating & body image support, learn how to become a client link in bio ❤️ #thewellful
  • “You can eat carbs” - me to you

    A touching short-film about a family learning that their bodies do in fact need carbohydrates and that it’s actually the body’s preferred and most accessible source of fuel. All jokes aside (the only joke part being that this video is a silly way to share this message 🤪) but please be critical of the information or nutrition advice you’re seeing online. Question it! Question me! (and please, be kind)

    3 tips for telling fact from fad:
    1. Who is sharing the information? What’s their background, sources, degree, credential(s), etc.
    2. Is it in direct support of something they are selling? This is not to say that if someone is selling something you should doubt their evidence, but they should be able to back it up and know their opinions and statements may be mixed in with sales pitches which can make messages be biased or only share part of the story. You’re allowed to ask questions and compare products AND get addition information from other resources who aren’t selling a product or making money from that sale.
    3. Is it promoting testimonials more than research studies? Lived experience is valuable and important, but it’s not what we can really base general recommendations on.

    You can learn & laugh with (at?) me on tik tok @thewellful or for 1:1 intuitive eating & body image support, learn how to become a client link in bio ❤️ #thewellful

  •  2,383  185  23 January, 2020
  • As far back as I can remember, I have been desperate to be beautiful.
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I can still feel the pleasure blooming in my chest when someone would tell my dad, “your girls are so beautiful!” Nothing ever made me quite as excited than hearing that.
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“Remember that the most important thing is inner beauty” my dad would remind me. (Or maybe it was more like “God doesn’t care about physical beauty! He cares about who you are inside. Also He sees and knows EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE so make sure your inside is beautiful or else!!” - Dad, I love you. You were doing your best.)
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I’ve always held a deep intrigue for the beautiful. I would draw beautiful faces in notebooks. It was (and still is) incredibly difficult for me to not stare when I see a person who embodies my definition of beautiful. Maybe I should move to LA where everyone’s beautiful and I can just get over it.
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And then bringing it back to my own desires for beauty. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve calculated exactly what I would be willing to give up if I could just wake up to be undeniably, extravagantly beautiful. I still have bouts of poring over the cosmetology and plastic surgery instagrams, planning future procedures that I may very well never do. (The internal conflict AND the price tag are quite the recipe for indecisiveness, a trait with which I’m painfully familiar as it is.)
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I know that beauty isn’t everything. I recognize that the desire for beauty is most likely a desire for love, for acceptance, for appreciation. And I know that I can have all of those those things no matter how I look.
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The thing is, all that is stuff I know with my HEAD. But where is my heart? I still have this desire -that so often feels like a NEED- to be beautiful, and I have a hunch it’s laying deep in the red caverns of my heart. .
There is work to be done.
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#beauty #beautiful #women #feminism #girls #dietculture #culture #beautyobsessed #innerbeauty #libra #edrecovery #heart #feelings #heartwork #emotions #trauma #religion #spiritualgrowth #innergrowth #healing
  • As far back as I can remember, I have been desperate to be beautiful.
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    I can still feel the pleasure blooming in my chest when someone would tell my dad, “your girls are so beautiful!” Nothing ever made me quite as excited than hearing that.
    .
    “Remember that the most important thing is inner beauty” my dad would remind me. (Or maybe it was more like “God doesn’t care about physical beauty! He cares about who you are inside. Also He sees and knows EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE so make sure your inside is beautiful or else!!” - Dad, I love you. You were doing your best.)
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    I’ve always held a deep intrigue for the beautiful. I would draw beautiful faces in notebooks. It was (and still is) incredibly difficult for me to not stare when I see a person who embodies my definition of beautiful. Maybe I should move to LA where everyone’s beautiful and I can just get over it.
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    And then bringing it back to my own desires for beauty. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve calculated exactly what I would be willing to give up if I could just wake up to be undeniably, extravagantly beautiful. I still have bouts of poring over the cosmetology and plastic surgery instagrams, planning future procedures that I may very well never do. (The internal conflict AND the price tag are quite the recipe for indecisiveness, a trait with which I’m painfully familiar as it is.)
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    I know that beauty isn’t everything. I recognize that the desire for beauty is most likely a desire for love, for acceptance, for appreciation. And I know that I can have all of those those things no matter how I look.
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    The thing is, all that is stuff I know with my HEAD. But where is my heart? I still have this desire -that so often feels like a NEED- to be beautiful, and I have a hunch it’s laying deep in the red caverns of my heart. .
    There is work to be done.
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    #beauty #beautiful #women #feminism #girls #dietculture #culture #beautyobsessed #innerbeauty #libra #edrecovery #heart #feelings #heartwork #emotions #trauma #religion #spiritualgrowth #innergrowth #healing

  •  1,430  92  23 January, 2020
  • Recovery is not linear. 
Something I’ve been painfully reminded of the last couple months.

Last year I was dating a pretty awesome guy. But when it ended, seemingly out of the blue, it felt like whiplash. 
I felt a lot of things: Confused. Sad. Empty. Lonely as hell. Not enough. Triggered. 
Because then came the part I was terrified to admit to anyone:
I fell back into old behaviors I’m not proud of. 
I turned to food in a way that could have jeopardized my ed recovery; never quite crossing that line, but I certainly pushed it. 
And then, feeling uncomfortable, ashamed and disappointed, I started to isolate myself. 
It’s the vicious cycle I know too well... because I’ve fought like hell to break it in the past.

I’d love to tell you I’m back to feeling 100%. To be honest-
I still feel a little shaky, but more grounded by the day. 
More than anything, I feel incredibly grateful to have friends who know when “I’m ok” means I’m not ok. 💛
#iChooseToBeWell #mentalhealthawareness #edrecovery
  • Recovery is not linear.
    Something I’ve been painfully reminded of the last couple months.

    Last year I was dating a pretty awesome guy. But when it ended, seemingly out of the blue, it felt like whiplash.
    I felt a lot of things: Confused. Sad. Empty. Lonely as hell. Not enough. Triggered.
    Because then came the part I was terrified to admit to anyone:
    I fell back into old behaviors I’m not proud of.
    I turned to food in a way that could have jeopardized my ed recovery; never quite crossing that line, but I certainly pushed it.
    And then, feeling uncomfortable, ashamed and disappointed, I started to isolate myself.
    It’s the vicious cycle I know too well... because I’ve fought like hell to break it in the past.

    I’d love to tell you I’m back to feeling 100%. To be honest-
    I still feel a little shaky, but more grounded by the day.
    More than anything, I feel incredibly grateful to have friends who know when “I’m ok” means I’m not ok. 💛
    #iChooseToBeWell #mentalhealthawareness #edrecovery

  •  491  28  2 hours ago
  • IT’S REALLY OKAY TO EAT BANANAS 🍌 -
I was recently reviewing an old packet of information that was going to be used for a nutrition seminar for an intro to nutrition & mindful eating. One of the pages was split into two sides with things to do “less of” on the left and “more of” on the right. And there it was, bananas. One side said “eat more fruits & vegetables” and listed benefits. The other side said “limit certain fruits & their quantity”. 🤯  i also see these sorts of posts ***all*** over social media. Well, no wonder we have so much general frustration and confusion around nutrition! Which side are you supposed to pick? And how can you not feel unsure of either? And are we really discouraging fruits & veggies - aka what’s always been pretty much the most agreed upon nutrition recommendation 😂
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Nutrition is a new and evolving science. Nobody has all the answers and if we’re all doing our job here, we’re all learning and growing and our views might change as we learn more. TBT to the war on fat in the 90’s which turned into us being obsessed with avocado & coconut oil 😂 But with what we know, we can also be conscious about the WAY we share these messages because at the end of the day helping consumers feel confident and empowered about what they’re eating and how they’re treating their body is the goal, right? Messages like this are so frustrating because it makes it seem like you need to be SO in the know to make the “right choices” around food, when we should really be trying to make it less confusing. Yes, foods have different nutritional value, benefits and we eat foods for many different reasons, but we can educate & empower without making food (or bananas) the enemy.
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So, take your daily scroll with a grain of salt and call out or get curious about accounts or statements that 1. make you feel scared of certain foods 2. encourage cutting out entire food groups 3. remember everyone is different so what works and feels good for one person on Instagram or a celeb who shares their diet 🤦🏼‍♀️ will likely be different than what types, amounts and combinations of foods feel best for you! #thewellful
  • IT’S REALLY OKAY TO EAT BANANAS 🍌 -
    I was recently reviewing an old packet of information that was going to be used for a nutrition seminar for an intro to nutrition & mindful eating. One of the pages was split into two sides with things to do “less of” on the left and “more of” on the right. And there it was, bananas. One side said “eat more fruits & vegetables” and listed benefits. The other side said “limit certain fruits & their quantity”. 🤯 i also see these sorts of posts ***all*** over social media. Well, no wonder we have so much general frustration and confusion around nutrition! Which side are you supposed to pick? And how can you not feel unsure of either? And are we really discouraging fruits & veggies - aka what’s always been pretty much the most agreed upon nutrition recommendation 😂
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    Nutrition is a new and evolving science. Nobody has all the answers and if we’re all doing our job here, we’re all learning and growing and our views might change as we learn more. TBT to the war on fat in the 90’s which turned into us being obsessed with avocado & coconut oil 😂 But with what we know, we can also be conscious about the WAY we share these messages because at the end of the day helping consumers feel confident and empowered about what they’re eating and how they’re treating their body is the goal, right? Messages like this are so frustrating because it makes it seem like you need to be SO in the know to make the “right choices” around food, when we should really be trying to make it less confusing. Yes, foods have different nutritional value, benefits and we eat foods for many different reasons, but we can educate & empower without making food (or bananas) the enemy.
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    So, take your daily scroll with a grain of salt and call out or get curious about accounts or statements that 1. make you feel scared of certain foods 2. encourage cutting out entire food groups 3. remember everyone is different so what works and feels good for one person on Instagram or a celeb who shares their diet 🤦🏼‍♀️ will likely be different than what types, amounts and combinations of foods feel best for you! #thewellful

  •  2,535  52  22 January, 2020
  • Don’t knock it till ya try it: banana tahini oatmeal🥰 soooo dank. Soaked 1/2 cup oats and some chia seeds in water overnight and cooked over low heat stove top with milk till creamyyyy. Topped with banana and tahini and coconut granola!
  • Don’t knock it till ya try it: banana tahini oatmeal🥰 soooo dank. Soaked 1/2 cup oats and some chia seeds in water overnight and cooked over low heat stove top with milk till creamyyyy. Topped with banana and tahini and coconut granola!

  •  1,615  79  23 January, 2020
  • Isn’t it funny (not funny) when you put it that way?
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If you’re reading anything about nutrition, calories are bound to come up but normally in the context of “eat less”. But really, calories = ENERGY (ya know, the thing that keeps us alive and doing all the things you love to do, ALSO the thing we need even if we’re watching Netflix on the couch all day) so if we reframe how we think of calories from “this thing to avoid” (read: we literally cannot and should avoid them) to giving us energy - then the idea of choosing “low energy foods” seems pretty silly, right? If we’re only focused on the number of calories in a food (it’s energy) there’s a few other things that can happen:
• when companies create products to fit a “low-calorie” label, they normally take out things like that make foods satisfying - another really important piece to eating - which then makes the food you’re eating not only not keep you full very long, but also not be as satisfying as the “regular” version.
• Choosing the “low-calorie” option might mean you’re not paying attention to how hungry you actually are, what food you’re in the mood for or how satisfying it will be - which can make you feel restricted or deprived later on, or just furthering yourself from being in tune to what you actually need - not an arbitrary number myfitnesspal spits out to you 👏
• It reinforces the idea that you “can’t control yourself around food” - if you’re choosing the “low calorie” (aka low energy) food and find yourself hungry again soon after your might feel like you shouldn’t be feeling that way. But really, you’ve just provided your body with LESS energy so it makes sense that you’d need MORE energy sooner than you might from a more filling/satisfying meal.
• What else? We don’t only eat for energy - we eat for satisfaction, for enjoyment, for taste, for experience - the list goes on. So just like most things, if we only focus on the calories, we’re missing out on SO many other important + necessary factors of eating, nutrition and our relationship with food. #thewellful
  • Isn’t it funny (not funny) when you put it that way?

    If you’re reading anything about nutrition, calories are bound to come up but normally in the context of “eat less”. But really, calories = ENERGY (ya know, the thing that keeps us alive and doing all the things you love to do, ALSO the thing we need even if we’re watching Netflix on the couch all day) so if we reframe how we think of calories from “this thing to avoid” (read: we literally cannot and should avoid them) to giving us energy - then the idea of choosing “low energy foods” seems pretty silly, right? If we’re only focused on the number of calories in a food (it’s energy) there’s a few other things that can happen:
    • when companies create products to fit a “low-calorie” label, they normally take out things like that make foods satisfying - another really important piece to eating - which then makes the food you’re eating not only not keep you full very long, but also not be as satisfying as the “regular” version.
    • Choosing the “low-calorie” option might mean you’re not paying attention to how hungry you actually are, what food you’re in the mood for or how satisfying it will be - which can make you feel restricted or deprived later on, or just furthering yourself from being in tune to what you actually need - not an arbitrary number myfitnesspal spits out to you 👏
    • It reinforces the idea that you “can’t control yourself around food” - if you’re choosing the “low calorie” (aka low energy) food and find yourself hungry again soon after your might feel like you shouldn’t be feeling that way. But really, you’ve just provided your body with LESS energy so it makes sense that you’d need MORE energy sooner than you might from a more filling/satisfying meal.
    • What else? We don’t only eat for energy - we eat for satisfaction, for enjoyment, for taste, for experience - the list goes on. So just like most things, if we only focus on the calories, we’re missing out on SO many other important + necessary factors of eating, nutrition and our relationship with food. #thewellful

  •  725  12  9 hours ago
  • I pulled on my form fitting leggings and noticed that they felt a little too tight around the waistband. So I put them away to donate, grabbed my new really comfy stretchy leggings and put them on. And then I moved about my day.
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My stomach is not flat. Like most people I have cellulite. And I genuinely do not care if I gain weight. I’m also the happiest that I’ve ever been.
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This is a far cry from how I felt before where I was terrified of gaining weight. I spent everyday getting on the scale. And I was obsessed with attempting to have a ‘flat stomach.’ I also spent 80 percent of my time thinking about food and my body.
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My life now is SO much more full than when I was deeply struggling with an eating disorder. And I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
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I know it might feel impossible right now (and it did for me too) but once you’re no longer struggling with an eating disorder things will be FAR better than you can picture now. Don’t give up before you get there.
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**I want to acknowledge my thin privilege and a variety of other privileges that I have as I think it’s important to bring up in a conversation about bodies.
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Want more?
🌟 Therapy: Schedule a free 15 minute consult for therapy or coaching-worldwide via video. (Link in my bio).
👩🏼‍💻 Courses: treating clients with: bulimia and BED, body image issues, compulsive exercise. Recovery from anorexia, recovery from binge eating, and body image course (Link is my bio-then go to services-eating disorder trainings).
❤️ My Instagram is for educational purposes and is not therapy, a therapeutic relationship, or medical care.
  • I pulled on my form fitting leggings and noticed that they felt a little too tight around the waistband. So I put them away to donate, grabbed my new really comfy stretchy leggings and put them on. And then I moved about my day.
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    My stomach is not flat. Like most people I have cellulite. And I genuinely do not care if I gain weight. I’m also the happiest that I’ve ever been.
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    This is a far cry from how I felt before where I was terrified of gaining weight. I spent everyday getting on the scale. And I was obsessed with attempting to have a ‘flat stomach.’ I also spent 80 percent of my time thinking about food and my body.
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    My life now is SO much more full than when I was deeply struggling with an eating disorder. And I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
    .
    I know it might feel impossible right now (and it did for me too) but once you’re no longer struggling with an eating disorder things will be FAR better than you can picture now. Don’t give up before you get there.
    .
    **I want to acknowledge my thin privilege and a variety of other privileges that I have as I think it’s important to bring up in a conversation about bodies.
    .
    Want more?
    🌟 Therapy: Schedule a free 15 minute consult for therapy or coaching-worldwide via video. (Link in my bio).
    👩🏼‍💻 Courses: treating clients with: bulimia and BED, body image issues, compulsive exercise. Recovery from anorexia, recovery from binge eating, and body image course (Link is my bio-then go to services-eating disorder trainings).
    ❤️ My Instagram is for educational purposes and is not therapy, a therapeutic relationship, or medical care.

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  • WOAHHHH yesterday was rough. Woke up to my bank accounts being closed and all of my money MIA, then found out my tahini jar exploded all over alllll of my makeup and hair dryer RIP, and then when all I wanted to calm me down was a tofu scramble to cheer me up I find out that my tofu was basically straight up acid cause it had been in my fridge so long🤘🏻🥳 so had this tofu scramble minus tofu and doused it in pepita salsa and tahini to drown out my sorrows as I was on the phone for four hours 🥰🥰🥰 day in the life!!!
  • WOAHHHH yesterday was rough. Woke up to my bank accounts being closed and all of my money MIA, then found out my tahini jar exploded all over alllll of my makeup and hair dryer RIP, and then when all I wanted to calm me down was a tofu scramble to cheer me up I find out that my tofu was basically straight up acid cause it had been in my fridge so long🤘🏻🥳 so had this tofu scramble minus tofu and doused it in pepita salsa and tahini to drown out my sorrows as I was on the phone for four hours 🥰🥰🥰 day in the life!!!

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