“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”
— Jane Fonda
Too often eating disorder recovery seems to involve as many rules as living with an eating disorder itself.
But it doesn’t have to.
This site offers an alternative method of recovery: no rules, except eat enough (which is more than you think), respond to all hunger (both mental and physical) and no exercise until you are healthy enough to get active again. No restrictions. This is about working with your body, not against it. This is about building a healthy relationship with food and your body, whatever size your body is naturally healthy at. This is about complete and utter freedom from your eating disorder and from diet culture.
Food is not the enemy.
No food is off limits.
If you want to eat everything in your kitchen, then go do so, because if your body is asking for the entire content of your kitchen, then your body needs it.
All food is good food.
Eat whatever you want, whenever you want.
Our bodies naturally come in all different weights, shapes, and sizes.
A minimally “healthy” BMI is probably not a healthy weight for your own individual body. You do not want to end up forcing your body under its natural weight and struggling to maintain it forever after. That’s is not being free from your ED. You need to continue to eat enough and respond to your hunger for the rest of your life, and see where your body ends up at. Your body will take you to whatever your natural, healthy weight is, and maintain it. Effortlessly. Without any form of restriction whatsoever.
It’s time to start living again.
It’s time to stop wasting your life thinking about food, and start working towards a healthy, happy, ED-free you – a you that is not only rising above your eating disorder, but above diet culture too. It’s not just recovery; it’s a revolution.
Start working towards embracing all food, embracing your body at whatever size, and embracing life. And f!*$ anyone who tries to stop you.
“Miraculous things happen when you decide to do hard things. In spite of all the reasons not to. In spite of all the obstacles. In spite of all the things to blame. Follow, follow, follow your heart to the life you want. In the end, it is all yours to create.” – Erin Brown