I have discovered that many of my actions are a result of my wanting to feel loved.

What does it mean to love? To be loved? Love is not something easily defined. Common definitions don’t it justice. Love can mean different things to different people. The way I feel loved may not resonate with my neighbor, but the way I give love may relate to my family…

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is the fear of becoming fat and/or perceiving yourself as fat when you aren’t necessarily so; it is characterized by weight loss or difficulty maintaining appropriate weight and often negative body image.

Healthline.

“People with anorexia nervosa eat an extremely low-calorie diet and have an excessive fear of…

Binge eating disorder (BED) is when an individual consumes a large amount of food in a short period of time accompanied by feelings of shame, guilt, and loss of control.

Healthline.

“BED is characterized by repeated episodes of uncontrolled intake of unusually large amounts of food in a short period…

I try to block it out, but I remember waking up an hour after going to bed and running to the bathroom. During probably the darkest stage of my eating disorder, I binged a lot. That time, I ate so much right before bed that my body tried to throw…

I still struggle with eating when I’m stressed. One part of my healing journey was expressing my emotions without food. After I figured that out, I continued to eat when I was stressed. I felt like eating was the easiest way to relieve stress. It’s easier than going to the…

All the definitions.

Ten to fifteen percent of American adults suffer from an eating disorder. People are clinically diagnosed with an eating disorder, or they can be self-diagnosed and still have a significant problem. So what is an eating disorder? Let’s breakdown it down.

Merriam Webster defines an eating disorder…

Eating disorders are unique to the individual, but one common occurrence is that your eating disorder lies to you. If we think of an eating disorder as a little devil on your shoulder, it whispers in your ear to keep you trapped in your disease.

Often, an attitude of gratitude…

Renae Nicole

Certified Personal Trainer | Health Coach |Author/Blogger | Worldview: Christianity

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