Eating disorders involve extreme behaviors, feelings, and attitudes about weight and food. But while the symptoms revolve around eating, they are more about coping with feelings than they are about food.
If you have an eating disorder, you may believe that being thin is the key to being happy, or that if you can control what you eat, you’ll be able to control your life. But the truth is that happiness, confidence, and self-empowerment come from accepting yourself for who you truly are—and that’s only possible with recovery.
Overcoming an eating disorder involves rediscovering who you are beyond your eating habits, weight, and body image.