Did you know that an estimated 20 million women have eating disorders? For every 100 women, six will be affected with either anorexia or bulimia. Did you know that the combined mortality rate from anorexia and bulimia is estimated at 20% for long term sufferers? Researchers conclude this is the highest rate mortality for any psychiatric disturbance. Did you know that anorexia almost always begins as a diet? For the bulimic, it starts with a binge lasting a little over an hour
Our job is to own and live our truth, not tell others what their truth SHOULD be. I remember the days leading up to my decision to finally stop the nonsense of obsessing about food and fitness. Every new fad I happened upon, I felt the overwhelming need to evangelize to the masses. Whether it was the latest and greatest exercise fad, like running marathons and Crossfit's WOD or a direct sales nutritional company, I felt compelled to "save others from themselves" and show them
In the past, I wanted to accomplish certain things/states of being: I wanted the perfect body I wanted to win/place in my age group at every road race I participated in I wanted to be the first pick I wanted to be the highest praised I wanted to be more, sell more, win more. I wanted validation and attention so BADLY. Fast forward to this moment: the intensity of that purpose has left me. I no longer have the incessant need to achieve, accomplish, compete, drive and force. I
We were thrilled to be approached by Callie at The Humblebeee asking if she could be a guest blogger for the Love Your Body Project. Please see the post below that she thought would be relevant to our amazing audience. Be sure to check her out her site and see how in line our messaging is. Welcome, Callie! ~~~~~ Hey, congratulations! Because you probably did today too. And yesterday. And the day before that. How is it possible to gain and lose 4-5 pounds in a 24-hour period?