Although I have never had an eating disorder, I have however had bad body image before, and thought I was fat. So often we can become obsessive to the point of becoming ill. For those who are recovering, I found this piece incredibly beautiful in that it encourages people to love themselves and their bodies, and it gives valuable advise to those who were ill and are going through the recovery phase.
Alright, truth time.
There’s an elephant in the room, and it has to do with refeeding in recovery. And that, my friends, is bloating.
This is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, because it has to do with body image. During recovery, we’re working on accepting our new body and learning to love it. We’re overcoming body dysmorphia, and #realtalk: we’re working on weight restoration.
Frankly, bloating makes progress in those departments rather difficult.
My biggest fear during weight restoration was that I was going to wake up one morning and just be massive. I was afraid that my body would just balloon out of control. There was so much anxiety about that allusive “weight range.” I journaled about it a lot:
I am nervous and weary of how my body will be at the end of my stay [at inpatient]. I am scared that if it changes to a point beyond…
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