While the symptoms of eating disorders 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.
When you have anorexia, the desire to lose weight becomes more important than anything else. But you can break anorexia’s self-destructive pattern and regain your health and self-confidence.
If you regularly overeat while feeling out of control and powerless to stop, there are steps you can take to develop a healthier relationship with food and feel good about yourself again.
The inner voices of anorexia and bulimia whisper that you’ll never be happy until you lose weight. But happiness comes from loving yourself for who you truly are—and that’s only possible with these recovery steps.
Are you worried that a friend or family member might have an eating disorder? You can’t force them to change, but you can offer your support and encourage treatment.