Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Not Just Poor Body Image

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Not Just Poor Body Image

When we talk about body image and body dissatisfaction, it’s important to understand what poor body image is and what it is not.  There’s a condition called body dysmorphic disorder that people sometimes mistakenly reference when they talk about their severe body...
What Do Eating Disorders Look Like?

What Do Eating Disorders Look Like?

Eating disorders impact people of every ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, gender, and body size, but still, there are many misconceptions about what eating disorders look like. Because of these myths, too many people remain undiagnosed and without treatment.  Am I...
The Anorexic Wish and “Feeling Fat”

The Anorexic Wish and “Feeling Fat”

In last week’s blog post, we discussed how “feeling fat” impacts eating disorder recovery. Now, let’s talk about what it’s like to feel this way during treatment and why you may “feel fat” (the reasons are very real!). Many of...
“Feeling Fat” and Eating Disorder Recovery

“Feeling Fat” and Eating Disorder Recovery

While people often refer to fat as if it’s a feeling, it is, of course, not a feeling. Fat is a body type. The expression “I feel fat” is universal and uttered by people of all genders, ages, and body sizes. The phrase is typically a narrative that we use to describe...