To kick-off the new year with a positive kick in my butt, I searched for inspirational quotes related to eating disorder recovery. Instagram. You can share your best ideas by leaving comments below.
The quotes here are in no particular order but just a bunch of cool, clever, awesome, inspiring, true piece of thoughts, advice, comments, quotes I found on Instragram 🙂 You can read the original caption by going to the author’s page (link provided with all pics). Below each picture, I added my two cents about why I love the quote. So let’s get started!
When you are willing to step outside of your ED comfort zone, and get uncomfortable, the best progress can be made in your recovery. The ED will stop working when you actually change something, rather than doing what it wants.
Yes! True story! That was how I lived until my brain changed and my self-image improved. I believed that I was worthy and beautiful. I loved myself so much that it became a habit. This is how to get out of the ED brainwash.
It’s fun to browse through photos on social media. However, some of these images can make us feel insecure, unworthy, not good enough or cool enough. Remember that photos and images on social media can be edited, manipulated, and beauty-fied in many other ways. Keep in mind what is real and false, and don’t let social media fool you.
EatingDisorder recovery takes more than a few days. Let’s forget about that expectation. It’s normal to have days where you feel down and hopeless … BUT the key here is to still push forward, to not give up and keep going no matter what. This is where true transformation happens. This is why some people can fully recover. It’s because they are able sit through the discomfort and carry on despite it.
You can’t quit, regardless of what the ED says to you. I look back at my recovery now and am SO thankful that I didn’t gave in, that I kept on going. It will all be worth it in the end, I can tell you that.
We always want to do more, be busy, be productive, get s*** done. You are not being lazy or shelfish if you take a day for yourself…or a year. Your only responsibility and job right now is to get fully recovered. Recovery requires that you allow yourself to relax, to breathe, to be fully present.
This is my personal experience. You can’t control food, it will control you! But if you can have some food every day and as much as you want, with no restriction or control, the food loses it’s power over you!
Keep positive thoughts coming back to you day after day. Remind yourself of how amazing, important, and beautiful you are. Watch your mind shift if you can focus on that for a while!
It is pointless to weigh yourself or measure your height. Let’s not let numbers make us feel like crap. Let’s meassure our compassion, character, talent, purpose, strenght and love instead! This is what really matters.
Overthinking, overanalyzing, obsessing about things is a common trait in ED and recovery. But realise that these are only thoughts, a creation of your past, they became so dominant in your mind becuase you have repeated them for days, months, years…it’s just a brainwash! These thoughts are not related to the possibilities of what you could be in the near future or your current status. Let go of the old thoughts! Clear your mind! You can make a change in your thinking, unbrainwashing yourself and creating a new reality.
You go gurrll!
YASS! Instead of worrying and criticising our looks let’s become obsessed about how hot, sexy and beautiful we are!
Your body is beautiful in every part! It’s all there!
Aren’t you exhausted about hating yourself? Is it lifting you up? Is it a drain on your life? I would much rather work hard on loving myself, every bits of my body and soul…than spend my life in negativity and self-hate.
You do not have to feel great all the f***ing time! Even in recovery, you don’t have to feel great all the time! You can cry, or punch some pillows and just let it all out! Instead of trying to hide our emotions, we need to accept them all! Accept yourself as you are with all your bad days and all. You are only human!
Let’s get real about recovery. RecoveryIt is not an easy road. It will take some trial and errors, bad days and good days. You might feel accomplished, then be on the verge of relapse. But, you will recover if your persistence is not compromised.
Many of the most important lessons cannot be taught in school. Let’s take that s*** to our own hands! Let’s learn how to love ourselves!
This is how it feels now that I am free from bulimia/ortrexia. In eating disorder my middle name was “Guilty”…. But now…hell no!
EatingDisorder can cause us to stress out and obsess over things that aren’t even real or logical. This makes us constantly think about our bodies and food. You worry about the smallest things but you have big thoughts. “Was it too much fat? It was it clean and healthy? Can I burn it off later on? It’s 10 calories more than I had yesterday, I gained 100g today!” – This is the ED bullshit, do not listen!
Yes. Both our mental and physical health go hand-in-hand. They cannot be separated! Even when you eat the most “healthy and clean” diet in the world but still have an eating disorder it’s NEVER healthy! NEVER!
The body is intuitively able to know how to eat and how much sleep it needs. We do not need to calculate how much oxygen we take in today to make sure we do not end up “over breathing”. If you are sleep deprived you will get so tired and sleepy…you won’t think it’s abnormal, you would say its natural! Your body is smart, it knows what it’s doing, but we as humans tend to interfere with our mind too much, we overthink, we over calculate everyting, we think our body is stupid…The more you try to control food, the more it starts to control YOU. The more you restrict food, the more hungry you’ll become and more obsessed you’ll be with it. Your body is smart, trust it, follow it…but work on your mindset, to not interefere with your body natural processes and let it do it’s job!
Stop hating yourself because you have an eating disorder. I’m not saying to “looove” this experience but to accept it, accept yourself and move on. Forgiving yourself is the only way to truly love and accept yourself. Be a complete person and accept all the experiences that have shaped your life. There is no bad experience if you learn from it.
We need to restrict “perfect” body and food restriction obsessed culture. It is the only thing we can restrict. I feel lighter already!
Instead of body shaming and criticising your looks in the mirror… see your uniqueness, your personality, your character, your fabulousness! Let’s face it, you are the unicorn and there is no one like you anywhere in the world.
If you are in recovery, you don’t need to judge yourself for having a bad day. Sometimes it’s ok to just have a day, feed yourself, stay alive, wear your pajamas a whole day and just be. It’s not called being lazy or a failure – it’s called surviving! It will get easier, I swear.
I wish every woman could be obsessed with this #bodygoal
Daily self-care is essential for recovery. This will help you to have a better relationship with yourself and make it easier for you to respect and honor your body. You can take care of yourself by taking time to pamper yourself every day!
Having a good relationship with food, no eating disorder, is healthier ANY DAY than eating a “perfect diet” with food obsessions, guilt, anxiety, cravings and self-loathing.
Sometimes you have to remind yourself that even when you feel you could do better than this… you are still doing the best you can in current time and in the current situation. No matter what, support yourself and love yourself!
You must remember that your primary priority is to get well. If it means few bad grades or having to miss classes it’s always way better than staying in eating disorder and not recovering. Talk to your teacher to discuss your situation and to determine the best way to keep your mental health top of mind.
Pretty is a state or mindset. You can be pretty, right now, as long as you’re happy.
If you can love yourself just the way you are in this “perfect body” obsessed world then this is the greatest accomplishment!
Happiness does not exist, it is not a thing.
If you listen to ED, ED can dictate how much food you should eat each day and if you are worthy to be loved when you see the number on the scale. W.T.F. You must get out of this marriage! It’s killing you!
Stop focusing on all the recovery stuff that ‘might’ happen – “What if this happens, what if that happens??” Remember quote nr 19 – it’s mostly irrational fear, not likely to happen. It’s not worth wasting your time and energy. Instead, think about all the incredible benefits that will occur when you recover, such as getting your life back. This is just one benefit.
- Eating food saves you.
- Releasing restrictions can save you money.
- If your body is desperate to save you, then gain weight.
- Getting uncomfortable saves you.
- You can save yourself by fighting back to your ED voice.
- Recovery bloating saves you.
- Recovery saves you.
Instead of dwelling on what you don’t like about yourself, try focusing your energy on becoming the person you want to be. Focus on what you want to magnify.
An eating disorder is not healthy. True health does not depend on how much food you eat, but rather how you feel. You can’t be healthy if your obsession with food and feelings of guilt are constant.
The more you get over the ED brainwash, your negative self-talk and shame, and guilt, you’ll be happier and healthier.
Do not wait until some “perfect moment” happens or when you feel “ready” but take your destiny into your own hands and realise that you are the only boss of your future and reality. Act now!
You focus so much on the numbers, the perfect meals, the dress size, the “healthiness” of your food, but in the meanwhile your life experiences vanish, your dreams collapse, your loved ones cry and the true you fades into the background.
As long as you don’t love yourelf right now, as you are, no amount of weight loss will ever be enough.
Your body is only a vessel for this world. Your true self is more than your body. It’s your experiences, your soul, your dreams, your laughter, your joy, your heart. Start focusing on whats truly important and stop obsessing about the meaningless s***.
You can make happiness in your own life right away! It doesn’t take long to lose 10 pounds or fit into zero jeans. Don’t wait to find your happiness, start creating it in your own heart.
Which would you rather regret when you die?
- You ate 100 fewer calories that day, or you ate whatever you wanted without thinking twice?
- You wore a size zero, obsessing over it, or you wore clothes that just fit you and focused on your dreams.
- That you “overate” that muffin and felt guilty or that you ate exactly what you wanted and enjoyed every bite of it?
- That you stayed at home all summer because you “felt fat” or that you met the love of your life at a pool party with your friends?
- You spent your days exercising and counting calories, or did you just live your life?
There are 1000x reasons you can recover. You will get your life back, no matter how difficult the recovery process may be.
Conclusion – whenever you feel like eating a poptart (or any other food), it’s ALWAYS the right choice!
You should be obsessed about how gorgeous and beautiful you look!
You feel less in control of your weight and food intake the more you work to reduce it. You feel more hungry and have more cravings. Your weight fluctuates and becomes unpredictable. You can become obsessed. How is this “being in control”?
You do not need a prettier face, flatter stomach, skinnier legs, lower weight…the only thing you desperately need is to love yourself!