In the pre-stages and early stages of eating disorder recovery, your world can feel like it's turning upside down. Like everyone around you who "cares" about you and your "health" is just trying to take away the one thing you can always count on...the one thing you are successful at...or that no one else can really control, but you can.
It's infuriating... terrifying...and you won't want to let go.
You'll want to fight, you'll want to deny, justify, and hide, even more than you already have been.
But there will be a seemingly silent part of you, a part of you that has likely been significantly stifled by your eating disorder running rampant in your mind and body...this small part of you will know that you need help, and that no, you are actually not OK, really.
We came across this beautifully personal piece from The Mighty, giving advice to those in early recovery, and were compelled to share it. Click on the following link to see full post, titled
"What I Wish I Could Tell Someone in the Early Stages of Eating Disorder Recovery"
If any of it strikes a chord for you, we encourage you to seek support.
If you're in L.A., we offer outpatient services for those struggling with eating disorders and other mental and emotional illnesses. Please visit our website for more info on our Eating Disorder Recovery Group, and resources for individuals and families. www.pacificmft.com
Click here or scroll to the bottom of this article for details on my ED Group in Manhattan Beach.
If you or someone who know may be struggling with an eating disorder, please consult your physician, or visit the following websites for help finding resources: