For the last 14 years, I’ve been in recovery from my myriad of disordered eating. I am lucky. So very lucky. I suffered from severe calorie restriction, body-checking, sometimes binging, over-exercising, and on very rare occasions, purging. It’s not abnormal to have a combination of eating disorders or disordered eating. I am 14 years stronger, but celebrating the holidays after recovering from an eating disorder can be tough. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, “about 50 percent of people who have had anorexia develop bulimia or bulimic patterns,” and this time of year is always a reminder of my struggles with food.
I’m Free– Finally!