Eating disorder statistics are expanding - FAST. children as young as 3 worry about getting fat, and over 5 million people remain significantly depressed about their bodies. Meanwhile, 1.6 million people are affected by eating disorders, with only 10% seeking professional support, and up to 1/3 of individuals with anorexia dying because of related medical complications !!! This is not acceptable, and neither is the answers that we are provided with as to why eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, EDNOS, orthorexia, or any other form of disordered eating arise in the first place. At one end of the spectrum, we are told that it is because we live in a world where there
Self loathing and negatively comparing ourselves with others is not an accident - nor is it how we were created to thrive on this planet.
These feelings are integrated from the outside, and we soak up negative messages like a porous sponge - messages telling us we arent good enough, worthy or lovable as we are. They feel an innate part of us, and yet they are NOT !! They are a mirage and a product of what society needs us to belive in and feel in order to continue a consumerism age....
We need to BUY BUY BUY into their latest beauty products, fitness plans, diets and fashions in order to keep them going. And, in the process, we are worn down like used sandpaper as the pressures of socie
Forget the RAT race. Many of us have been entered (consciously or not) into the human FAT race. We are constantly being told (unnecessarily) that we need to lose that 'extra' 5 to 10 pounds, then we will be happy and healthy. We see glamorised before and after pictures, of models or clients looking significantly happier after losing the muffin tops they have been taught to loathe ... Many of us chase the weight loss dream, endlessly believing that it will make us happier and more acceptable and lovable as a person. BUT, no matter how much weight you lose, or how much you aim to lose, we need to ask ourselves what are we really chasing? Is it health? Is it a beach body? Is it simply weight lo