Should You Eat if You Have Mental Hunger?

~Walking through a grocery store without buying food~ ~Looking at Pinterest boards of food all day~ ~Dreaming at night about your breakfast the next morning~ ~Thinking about what you're going to eat with your hummus + carrots for lunch all morning~ ~Planning out a workout so that you can have a bigger dinner~ ~Finishing a meal but still thinking about food~ All of the above are examples of mental hunger which is a very important topic to discuss in eating disorder recovery. As you probably already have figured out, going through an eating disorder puts a lot of stress and strain on the body. With very little fuel to live off of the body starts allocating resources by shutting down non-vital

Top 8 Benefits of Gaining Weight in Ed Recovery

Gaining weight is by far the #1 thing that scares people about recovery. I myself resisted recovery for many years because I could not come to terms with seeing my body change and "losing" my "athletic" body. I would come up with a mired of (unrealistic) awful things that would happen to me when I lost my thigh gap. I put my thoughts BEFORE gaining weight next to my thoughts/the reality of what happened AFTER I gained weight in the table below. None of my previous fears of what weight gain would do to me came true. In fact I found that there were so many benefits to weight gain that I was very frustrated that I did not take the plunge and gain weight sooner. I put together the top 8 benefits

Can coaching help you get your period back?

Do I have to have a coach to get my period back? No don’t be preposterous, of course, you can get your period back on your own. All it takes is for you to release all food restrictions, unconditionally eat a minimum of 2500 calories a day (while at th e same time not counting calories), stop all intense exercise, gain weight and chill the heck down. Okay, ready, now go! Harder than it seems right? There's so much tied into our dietary philosophies and exercise behaviors making it difficult to change. Add to that the immense pressure from society to be thin and the resulting fat phobia we have towards our bodies, changing our behaviors and subsequently gaining weight is now the scariest deci

How I got my Period Back (video)

In today's video, I share the top reasons why I lost my period because they are most likely why you lost yours too, and how I got it back after 11 years! Losing your period has some serious consequences like osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases and more. Needless to say, having a healthy menstrual cycle is not just for your fertility. Taking those steps to get your period back is essential for your overall state of health and wellbeing. If you're dealing with an eating disorder, in quasi recovery, or struggling with disordered eating FULL recovery cannot happen if your period is still MIA. If your body is fully nutritionally rehabilitated and you're not engaging

Why You Lost Your Period

"Is it okay to not have a period for several months?" No, it is not okay. "Is it okay if I don’t want children?" No, Whether you want children or not it is not okay to not have a period, period. While getting a monthly period is often annoying and painful, in reality, it’s a blessing in disguise. Your menstrual cycle is your 5th vital sign — a barometer for health. When there is an imbalance in the body, if one is under too much stress, and energy deficiency, or lacking in vital nutrients, the menstrual cycle will change alerting us that something needs to be done to bring the body back into balance. One of the biggest ALERT signs to look out for is when your period goes MIA. The technical t

I Got My First Recovery Period!

I got my period back after 11 years of Amenorrhea 🥳🥳🥳 Wow, that feels good to say. I have been waiting for this day for a very very long time and am beyond happy that the day has arrived where I feel I can officially say I AM RECOVERED. This post is to inspire those of you who have lost their periods that recovery is possible and will happen if you take the steps to nourish, rest, and love your body. If you are thinking thoughts like, "My body is broken, I have gone too far for recovery to be possible, I am doomed to always live with my ed voice" I promise you that I felt every single one of those for after 11 years of stressing and pushing my body to the max. I never thought my body coul

 Hey Babe, 

I WISH I had a "big sister" during my ED Recovery-- Some one who has had many of the same thoughts, feelings,+ fears as I, Someone would would support me in what I needed to do next to achieve full recovery. 

Recovery is HARD + there are so many aspects of it that I was not prepared for which is why I now coach women through this process. If you are struggling then reach out, I'm here to help :)

 

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