Last night on my podcast: Put your feet up. I talked about more of my anxiety struggles. Meaning I talked about the things that give me anxiety or increase it. I’ve done 3 episodes about this topic so far and I may do a fourth I’m not sure yet. But anyway one of the things I talked about was Food. As you know I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for years on and off. So food is a source of anxiety for me. Somedays I eat with no issues other days I go to bed feeling guilty about all the things I ate. It’s a daily battle. I will be fighting it for the rest of my life.
I believe that I was given all the struggles so that I could help others by telling my story. There is such a stigma around mental illnesses that needs to stop.
I’ve gone through times in my life where I’ve counted every calorie and lambasted myself for eating more then I thought I should. I’ve also gone through times where I didn’t care about how much I ate and ate until I was full. I’ve gone through times where it’s been half/half. But I share my story with you today so that maybe perhaps I can help someone out there who might be going through the same things.
Let’s talk about things you should never say to someone with an eating disorder:
-Just keep your food down, you have to eat. Don’t say any of that. Just don’t. Now I never purged my food. But I have restricted and used laxatives to make myself sick. I admit this to you now so that maybe perhaps it can help someone else.