Resources

Not Your 'After' Photo: The Co-Option of Anorexic Bodies

By Claire Trainor--I can hardly scroll through Facebook without seeing a DRAMATIC BEFORE AND AFTER WEIGHT LOSS article pop up by one of the website’s annoying sponsors. Usually, the photos advertise some sort of weight loss product, whether it be a new pill made from Oompa Loompa fruit or a ground up unicorn horn. 

Love Every Inch

By Mattie McGarey--I have to admit, I used to always feel self-conscious when people asked the question, “Aren’t you a little… old to be a Girl Scout?”

Recovery Dad and Recovery Girl

Eating disorder recovery can be a difficult process, both for the individual affected, as well as that person's friends and family. Parents often feel like they're on the outside, helpless and in the dark. That's why Recovery Dad and Recovery Girl started an incredible podcast project. They wanted to find a way to share their recovery story and the tips they picked up along the way. We were so lucky to interview this incredible father-daughter duo in honor of NEDAwareness Week.

BED & Doctors: From Stigma to Support

By Chelsea Kronengold--For as long as I can remember, I have been told, rather shamed, by medical providers to lose weight.

Every time I went to the doctor, they would pull out the BMI chart, point to the obese category, and explain all the potential health consequences associated with my weight: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and death. However, time after time, doctors failed to mention the potential psychological consequences or source of my weight: Binge Eating Disorder.

Before/After

-By Amanda Jones-

Every year during NEDAwareness week, I notice a slew of before and after recovery photos popping up on my newsfeed.

And while I get really excited to see people doing well in their recovery and think it’s great to show how far you’ve come, the pride you take in yourself, the strength in overcoming, I can’t help but wonder what kind of message we may be unintentionally putting out to those who view them.

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