Today I’m going to share my thoughts and number one tip on how to start or continue your anorexia recovery. Or any eating disorder recovery for that matter. I’m going to specifically focus on anorexia, since it’s one that I hear a lot of people mention as the most evil of all eating disorders.
My tip for your anorexia recovery might be surprising to you.
This isn’t a typical tip about anorexia recovery. You’re not going to hear me say FIGHT the voices in your head. Or ignore your eating disorder and so on. I know you tell yourself these things already. Or you hear others say them often. Here’s the biggest eyeopener for me, that I hope will not only open your eyes to different ways to your anorexia recover but also open your heart and soul.
A while ago I heard this quote;
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
And I came across it again recently. It reminded me of something I realized in my own recovery journey. And this is SO IMPORTANT in everyones journey as well.
I shared this message on Instagram (rawritta) but I also want to explain it in more details with you here.
I see so many people post about their anorexia recovery or any eating disorder as an evil and bad thing and like it’s something they have to fight. And I get that. But recovering from an eating disorder with a negative attitude and with so much judgment around it, will only cause you more stress. How about we turn it around and look at the eating disorder as something positive, (our beautiful and smart body is telling us something, it’s a form of language that we seem to treat with judgment and hate). When we heal and recover from something with a positive attitude, love and with no judgement, do you see how different and easier it is?
You eating disorder is not you enemy, and knowing this will help you in your anorexia recovery.
Our eating disorder is there to tell us something. It’s a red flag that something’s wrong and out of balance in our life. That’s why we can’t push it down, judge it or hate it. We have to accept it, acknowledge it and love it. And from there we can successfully start or continue our recovery from it! How are we going to “fight” something that’s trying to tell us something so we can wake up, take action to feel better. Now that you understand this you have a choice. You have a choice to look at things differently. You truly do have control of your thoughts. Playing victim won’t help. Feeling bad for yourself won’t either. So if you’re someone who hates your eating disorder, please try and shift your mindset around it and notice how you feel.
Same goes for cravings. I see a lot of people look at cravings as something bad, but our bodies are communicating to us that something is out of balance. Cravings can come from many different things, and honestly often times it’s not even food that we really crave. For example if you find yourself crave chocolate a lot, maybe what you’re really craving is pleasure?
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I hope you find this tip helpful and implement it in your life. If you liked this article please let me know by commenting below. I’d love to help you in your own recovery one on one. We can start your recovery with a free 50 minute consultation. Reach out to me and I’ll be in touch with you ASAP!