Seeking treatment for an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder is the hardest part of the road to recovery. From my experience, I know that accepting that I needed help was the hardest part of my recovery. After that, it was a gradual uphill until I was completely recovered. I was a resident at Tapestry in 2009 and I can honestly say that it truly saved my life. Their team of experts helped me learn new things about myself and they gave me the tools to be successful in recovery after I left treatment.
I became very inspired by the dietitian that was there at the time and it led me to become passionate about nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. I remember how much energy I had after I started following my meal plan. With this newfound energy, was able to focus on school, have friendships, and feel good about myself. This led me to pursue a career in nutrition and dietetics with the goal of helping people with eating disorders. I want to show people that it is possible to recover from anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder. I know what it is like to feel hopeless and scared about going to treatment but I want people to know that if you are willing to put in the effort, then you will recover.
Some things that I will discuss in these blog posts will be from a nutrition and dietetics perspective in regards to eating disorder treatment and recovery. Everything that I share will be evidence-based and will only be factual information. Some things that I would like to share are the importance of mindful eating, being in the present, and the importance of adequate nourishment. I would also like to discuss some things about eating disorder treatment and recovery since I went through it myself.
I hope that this blog will help people become aware of the effectiveness of eating disorder treatment and how it can save/change your life. I also hope that I am able to reach and inspire others who are currently in recovery from anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder.