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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Lott

20 Reasons To Recover

Updated: Aug 4, 2023



Today, I want to serve up a little dish of positivity and motivation. Get ready to explore 20 reasons why embarking on your recovery journey is really worth it (and it really is!). So if you're thinking making today the day when you start challenging the eating disorder thoughts, talking to your family or reaching out for help , let's dig in!

  1. Rediscover (or discover) the Joy of Food: Recovery opens up a world of flavours and culinary adventures that were once off-limits. Say hello to the sweet, the savoury, and the oh-so-spicy!

  2. Embrace Variety: Break free from restrictive eating patterns and embrace a diverse menu of delicious foods. Life is too short for a monotonous diet.

  3. Feel Energized: Recovery means nourishing your body and restoring your energy levels. Say goodbye to feeling tired (and cold) all the time and hello to a newfound zest for life.

  4. Say Yes to Socializing: No more dodging dinner invitations or skipping social events because of food anxieties. Embrace the joy of shared meals and the company of loved ones.

  5. Radiate Confidence: With recovery, you'll develop a healthy body image and find confidence in your own skin. You are unique, beautiful, and worthy of love, just the way you are.

  6. Rock Your Favourite Outfits: Imagine taking pleasure in clothes rather than just hiding in them! Recovery lets you embrace fashion and feel fabulous in your own style.

  7. Mental Clarity: Recovery not only nourishes your body but also your mind. Experience a clearer headspace, improved concentration, and enhanced mental well-being.

  8. Break Free from Obsession: Eating disorders consume your thoughts, but recovery liberates you from their grip. Say goodbye to calorie counting and hello to a more balanced mindset.

  9. Discover Your Passions: As you recover, you'll find yourself with more time and energy to explore your interests and pursue your dreams. Unleash your inner artist, adventurer, or booklover!

  10. Create a Positive Ripple Effect: By choosing recovery, you inspire others and help break the stigma surrounding eating disorders. Be a beacon of hope for those who may be struggling.

  11. Find Your Voice: Recovery empowers you to speak up about your journey and advocate for mental health. Your story can make a difference and help others on their path to healing. Learn the pleasure of recovering loudly

  12. Be a Role Model: By nurturing a healthy relationship with food, you become a positive role model for any children around you. Show them how to savour life to the fullest.

  13. Experience the Little Joys: Recovery allows you to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. From savouring some chocolate to relishing a warm, unself-conscious hug, the world is full of delightful moments.

  14. Strengthen Relationships: Recovery helps repair strained relationships caused by your eating disorder. Reconnect with loved ones and build deeper, more meaningful connections.

  15. Dance Like No One's Watching: Let go of self-consciousness and embrace the freedom to move your body joyfully. Dance like nobody's judging – because they're not!

  16. Laugh Without Restraint: Recovery brings back laughter in all its glory. Giggle, chuckle, and let those belly laughs fill the room. Life is too short for serious faces all the time.

  17. Taste the World: Travel and culinary delights go hand in hand. With recovery, you can savour global cuisines, explore new cultures, and tickle your taste buds with exciting flavours.

  18. Rediscover Hobbies or Find New Ones: Remember those hobbies you used to love? Recovery gives you the space and energy to reignite your passions and explore new ones so you can indulge in activities that bring you joy.

  19. Celebrate Food Milestones: Recovery means conquering food-related milestones – trying new foods, ordering dessert, or discovering (or re-discovering) your favourite meals. Every step is a reason to celebrate!

  20. Find Strength Within: Recovery is a testament to your strength and resilience. Embrace the warrior within you, knowing you have the power to overcome any challenge.

There you have it – a selection of 20 reasons to embark on the incredible journey of recovery from an eating disorder. Remember, recovery is not just about food; it's about reclaiming your life, your happiness, and your love for yourself. Embrace the flavours, the laughter, and the endless possibilities that await you. You matter and you deserve to taste every delectable moment life has to offer.

If you are struggling, reach out today to see how we can help

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