Diet culture: why it’s bad for people with eating disorder

I just wanted to say that the diet culture is not healthy for people with eating disorders. Diet culture tells us that it’s ok to be on a low carb diet, but actually, when you have low carbs, and you lose weight, you are actually losing glykogen. You don’t actually lose fat. All these diets like the Atkins Diet, and all these low carb diets are not good for people with anorexia or bulimia. If you have an eating disorder, you need to get help!!! Don’t fall into these fad diets!

Amilia

I can’t speak so I express my pain in other ways. I haven’t cut in like 2 years, but I really want to do it tonight. I want to get rid of the food we just ate. It would be like getting rid of the feelings because I don’t want to deal with them. I need support.

Amilia 16

THOUGHTS ON THE MOVIE TO THE BONE

So, after watching the movie To the Bone, I have some things I would like to say.

First, the movie suggests that you have to be a certain size to have an ED. This is just simply not the case. You can have an ED at any size. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t on your deathbed or if you’re not deathly skinny, you are sick enough for treatment. If you engage in behaviors or have disordered thoughts, then you deserve treatment. An ED is a mental ilbbness. Just because you might be removered physically, you still have to do the mental work necessary for recovery.

My primary care provider told me I wasn’t sick enough for treatment, but that’s just one doctor’s oppinion.

Second, that movie was very very very triggering. Even watching the movie with DVS, I could just tell by what the narrator was saying about how the characters were acting that it was triggering, not to mention what the people themselves were saying. Like, they were talking about the number of calories in certain foods.

And lastly, I don’t agree that they have an actress who already had an ED lose weight for the role of someone else with an ED. I would think that would be triggering for her to do that. Those are just my thoughts.

Ray

Not sick enough?

So, my PCP told me that I was not sick enough for treatment for my ED. She said, “you’re physically healthy, you’re at the lower end of normal BMI, your labs look good (they were taken a month ago), insurance probably wouldn’t even pay for an intensive outpatient program or for just outpatient therapy. “She just said to eat six small meals a day (For snack size meals and 1/2 container of ensure twice per day). So basically, none of the professionals on my treatment team are taking things seriously. When they where you at the doctors office, they don’t even take the weight off for the weight of your clothes, so they do not get an accurate picture of how much you weigh. I just don’t know what to do. I can’t go to residential because my insurance doesn’t cover it. She asked me which behaviors and I had and I told her I restricted my food intake, and she said well you’re not anorexic or bulimic, and restricting alone won’t get you into inpatient (like restricting is less of an issue then purging). I’m just so frustrated because I went in today looking for answers, and I got nothing. Makes me want to recover less and less. Makes me want to get to that “sick enough “where people actually take me seriously. It’s sad that we have to do that.

Passwording some future posts

So, I am password some future posts because they are diary entries from a two month stay at a psychiatric hospital. If you want the password, you can email me at

rayette.rucker23@gmail.com

Ray

EATING DISORDER RECOVERY TIPS

Get rid of the scale!!!

You are not defined by the number on the scale. You are much more than that. I understand if you are trying to lose weight for health reasons, but you dont need to do it unhealthily.

Find someone you can talk to.

Having someone to talk to really helps me to know that I’m not alone. By the way, if anyone needs to talk, I’m here. You can email me at

rayetteddruckerblebc%gmail.com

Reach out for help!!

You want to nip an ED in the butt before it destroys you. I know an ED is all about control, but you want to take control of it before it takes control of you. I’ve been dealing with an ED for the last 17 years.

Join a support group.

I’m still learning to accept these tips myself, and I know there will be days when I struggle, but we all can overcome this. You are beautiful just the way you are. I believe in you. From no one else does, just remember my blog and that I believe in you. Stay strong and keep fighting no matter how hard it gets. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I just felt like someone needed to hear that. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Ray

going to beat this eating disorder!!!!!

Xo today, I had an ice cream sandwich because I wanted it!!!! I would normally deny my body this pleasure, but I don’t want to live like this anymore. I want to recover!!!! I think 17 years is long enough to deal wit hthis illness. Now hopefully, I can get the alters to be on board with this to. If you’re reading this and you suffer from an eating disorder, just know that you are not alone, and you are perfect just the way you are. You don’t need to change your weight to be beautiful. You deserve food, and your body needs nourishment. If you need someone to talk to, you can email me at

Rayette.rucker23

Ray

trigger warning ED affects all of us not just me

Trigger warning: talk of restricting and other behaviors

So Amilia just binged on cheesecake. I came back before she could purge it. I know it’s wrong, but I want to excwrcise to burn it all off, and then I dot want to eat for the rest of the day. I feel so bd and guilty. If anyone is up, please I could use some support.

Ray