Eating Disorder Recovery: How to Not Be So Hard on Yourself

Eating Disorder Recovery: How to Not Be So Hard on Yourself - The Meadows Ranch

By Anna McKenzie Eating disorders and perfectionistic tendencies typically go hand in hand. Disordered eating habits often emerge from a desire to control other parts of your life, manage psychological distress, and conform to a certain image or personal standard. Because of this, people with eating disorders are very critical of themselves. When you’re in […]

Summertime Doesn’t Have to Mean Setbacks

Summertime Doesn't Have to Mean Setbacks - The Meadows Ranch

By Anna McKenzie Every summer, temperatures are at their hottest while clothing is at its scarcest. People everywhere flock to the pool, the beach, or the lake to swim and enjoy the sun. As a result, social media is flooded with pictures that may invite body comparison. For anyone who has struggled with an eating […]

People of Color and Eating Disorders

People of Color and Eating Disorders - The Meadows Ranch

By Christa Banister In any number of movies, television shows, or after-school specials that have aired over the years, there’s often a strikingly similar depiction of what someone who struggles with an eating disorder looks like. And that familiar image — a white, very thin, generally young and affluent woman— has frequently led to a […]

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 […]

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