This website contains information and support regarding eating disorders and the recovery process.
Hi, I’m Sarah.
I am a 30-year-old woman who lives in England and is recovered from a restrictive eating disorder, which plagued me for ten years of my life.
I support unrestricted eating. I support the facts: that we all have a natural healthy weight, and that can be any weight, shape, or size. I advocate health at every size. I do not advocate the “healthy eating and exercise” approach to recovery, or to life. I do not believe that it is true recovery but a compromise between you and your eating disorder. I do not believe that people whose lives revolve around rigid exercise routines for the sake of altering their appearance or any sort of restricted eating are leading healthy, happy lives. I recovered by loosely following the MinnieMaud guidelines (on the ED Institute website now called the Homeodynamic Recovery Method), and believe that the main principles expressed there need to be taken on board for a full recovery. You will find a whole lot of criticism when you search for this recovery method on the internet, especially as it is a method that supports Health At Every Size and is anti-fatphobia, but the main principles of this saved my life and the lives of countless others, and I probably wouldn’t be in the place I am today had I not discovered the works of Gwyneth Olwyn.
You don’t have to agree with me, and if you don’t, that’s okay. Take a look around and see if I can change your mind. If not, then this site isn’t for you, and that’s okay too.
My advice is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. I am not a doctor so if you are concerned about a medical issue please see one. If you are under the age of 18, please include your parents and/or treatment team in decisions regarding your recovery.
I also have a YouTube channel, where I post videos about the eating disorder recovery process (I no longer update this but you can find many videos about most topics surrounding eating disorder recovery on my channel), a recovery blog on Tumblr (this is now inactive but left up for information purposes), and a recovery and body positive Instagram account (username bodypositivepear).
As for my personal self: I am a daughter, sister, friend, writer, reader, artist, photographer, poet, determinist, feminist, liberal, listener, warrior, baker, film buff, and dreamer. I am a lover and a fighter. I believe in equality between all sexes, genders, sexualities, and races.
I have completed school, college, and university (with some other courses in between), and have a degree in photography.
I lived in America for a short period of time, and have travelled Thailand, and visited some other wonderful places such as Venice, Mexico, France, Germany, and Belgium.
I have been a Beat media volunteer and through that have been on BBC Breakfast TV, BBC Radio Five Live, and BBC Radio Stoke, talking about the inappropriately long waiting times for treatment for eating disorders. I also worked on a voluntary basis for NEDA, as a NEDA Navigator.
I hope that I can help you with your journey to recovery.
“Yes, you should eat. You should always eat. No more of this sitting around for an hour with your cup of coffee trying to decide. You should always eat. There is never a time when skipping a meal is the right answer. Go eat, because you need to. Go eat, because you have a life to live.” – Unknown