404-997-8814 info@SeeBodyLoveSelf.org

I Had No Idea | National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

25 Flares Filament.io 25 Flares ×

What is the image that comes to mind when you think of eating disorders? Because of media and perpetuated image, most of us have a similar image in our heads that may look something like this:

  • A woman
  • Age 15-25
  • Caucasian
  • Extremely skinny and frail body
  • Someone who eats and then throws up
  • Someone who starves themselves from eating at all

 

 

 

The truth is that eating disorders do not know boundaries and you can not tell who is challenged by an eating disorder, simply by looking at them.  Eating disorders extend far beyond size, age, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.  Your family, friends, or even you may be dealing with an eating disorder and not know it.  This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, founded by the National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) organization.  The theme for this year is: “I Had No Idea”, because the focus is on helping people learn the truth about eating disorders.  See Body. Love Self. is an official partner with NEDA week,  helping to provide education, empowerment, and encouragement for those challenged by eating disorders.  As The Body Relationship Coach™,  it is imperative to me that I help spread this message, because your relationship with food is an important part of your Body Relationship.

Throughout this week I will be providing enlightening information to you about eating disorders.  When you read the information, I invite you to be open to it.  You may see some of your own behaviors, or you may see behaviors that describe the people you love.  Eating disorders are so wide spread that we all know someone with an eating disorder, so this information will apply to your life in some way.  If you have not done so already, be sure to subscribe to the blog and the mailing list, so that you can get all of this powerful information.  I encourage you to share it with your social network and community too! Let’s shed light on this topic together and help those who need it.

 

If you feel that you need support or help with managing your eating disorder hear are resources for you:

 

 

 

The following two tabs change content below.
Ivy Cooper, The Body Relationship Coach™ is a professional health coach and body image expert. She offers education, empowerment, and encouragement to help people build health, loving relationships with their body and self.

Latest posts by Ivy LaArtista (see all)

  • Netflix OITNB Early Release May Ruin My Self Care Saturday - 06/12/2015
  • How I Manage My Challenging Body Image Moments - 06/10/2015
  • Yoga On The Mall | My First DC Yoga Week Experience - 05/09/2015
  • The Smart Way To Save Money On Healthy, Whole Foods - 04/23/2015
25 Flares Twitter 18 Google+ 0 Facebook 7 Pin It Share 0 StumbleUpon 0 LinkedIn 0 Email -- Buffer 0 Filament.io 25 Flares ×