I won’t pretend to know it all. I don’t quite know the key to being fully recovered from an eating disorder, however, here are some of the resources I have found to be extremely helpful to me. These are listed in no particular order. You are not alone in this.
The National Eating Disorder Association.
NEDA is incredibly important. The National Eating Disorder Association works to educate people on eating disorders, offer support, as well as connect people with resources to aid them in their recovery.
An honest look at one girl’s journey from anorexia to binge ed to pseudo recovery to full recovery. Her account is honest and encouraging. I wish more of my social media feed looked like what she shares
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.
This book offers readers a chance to break out of diet culture and relearn how to properly care for their bodies. The information in this book, written by two dietitians, helps to equip people to have a healthy body image and find peace with food.
The video chronicles one couple’s relationship as Haylee struggled with her eating disorder. This gives a good look into how your struggle with an eating disorder can affect the people around you.
Emily Murray, RD, LDN.
I love this account!! A diet free dietitian?! A health at every size advocate?! Follow this account for sweet encouragement on your Instagram feed by a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian/nutritionist.
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN.
This podcasts centers around intuitive eating, health at every size, and body liberation. Christy is a registered dietitian and has honest conversations with all sorts of people about all sorts of topics surrounding food.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This blog post is a brutally honest look into what eating disorders can look like for the person dealing with one. I think this article can be really eye opening to loved ones who are struggling to understand the mindset someone has to have to engage in ed behaviors. TRIGGER WARNING – this post does include numbers about both calories and weight.