The Importance of Talking About Eating Disorders

The Importance of Talking About Eating Disorders - The Meadows Ranch

By Christa Banister The barrage of advertising from the diet and fitness industries used to coincide primarily with the arrival of a new year. Each January, commercials beckon you to sign up for the latest, greatest ways to shed pounds. The pleas to join a gym, buy this shake, sign up for a fitness trainer, […]

Why Am I Scared to Give Up My Eating Disorder?

Why Am I Scared to Give Up My Eating Disorder? - The Meadows Ranch

By Wesley Gallagher Recovery from eating disorders, as with all mental health disorders, takes time, energy, counseling, and a transformative change in the way you view yourself and the world. If you struggle with an eating disorder, you might notice conflicting feelings: Even if you know that what you’re doing is unhealthy, even if you […]

“Just Eat”: The Truth About Eating Disorders

“Just Eat” The Truth About Eating Disorders - The Meadows Ranch

By Meadows Senior Fellow Jenni Schaefer “Just eat,” well-meaning friends said. I was in recovery from an eating disorder. I couldn’t “just eat,” because, for one, I didn’t “just” choose to have an eating disorder in the first place. In fact, research suggests that 50-80% of eating disorder risk is due to genetic effects. Back […]

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