Eaters Digest Blog

March 9, 2021

Eating Disorder vs Healthy Self

When you start to move into recovery, two things can be true. There can be a part of you – the real soul self you – that wants to do something like choose a certain food or exercise...and, your ED can get a kick out of it too.
March 2, 2021

Knowing Yourself in Recovery

Eating disorders have PhDs in arguments. They are lighting fast with comebacks, sense any hesitation, and will go right for the jugular, every time. They are also masters at starting arguments, with a seemingly innocent statement...
February 23, 2021

‘Shoulding’ Yourself

Living with 'shoulds', telling ourselves that we 'should' be doing something - doing more, doing it differently - puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on ourselves .
February 13, 2021

Mental Filtering

Eating disorders are geniuses at filtering out the positives and focusing on the negatives. Are you seeing obstacles rather than opportunity?
January 31, 2021

Magnification or Minimisation

A blue chair will always be a blue chair, that doesn’t change. But body image? For me, that shifted and changed on a daily basis.
January 20, 2021


January 12, 2021


It is very common to take things personally when they’re not connected to you at all. However, we can learn to challenge this behaviour.
January 5, 2021

Mind Reading

As hard as it is to believe, other people don't actually know our every thought. Notice the thoughts coming up, and challenge the belief that there are other possibilities.
December 30, 2020

Emotional Reasoning

Our thoughts and emotions create our realities - whether that is the same as what others see is another story! Eating disorders can lead us to believe all sorts, and it is really difficult to separate truth from fiction, but absolutely possible to overcome.
December 22, 2020

Discounting the Positives

How does your eating disorder twist your thoughts? Do you find that you brush over your achievements, that you discount the positives?
December 15, 2020


It's really easy to view one slip up or one less than perfect achievement, as a complete failure. Overgeneralising is a common trait in people suffering from an eating disorder but it is possible to challenge it.
December 8, 2020

All or Nothing Thinking

When unwell with an eating disorder, our cognition can become clouded and distorted, leading us to experience situations differently. Being aware of this and reflecting on the times where this has happened can help us to challenge these thought patterns and provides insight on where we can make changes.
December 1, 2020

The effects of a culture focused on thinness (Part 2)

We finish our interview this week with Kristie, where she shares how the cultural focus on thinness affected her.
November 24, 2020

The effects of a culture focused on thinness

How does our environment change and shape the way we feel about our bodies, and our behaviours? We can't always control our environment, but being aware of the messages and how they affect us can help us in our recovery journey.
November 17, 2020

Goodbye to my ED for Eating Disorder Recovery

A turning point in recovery can be the act of writing a goodbye letter to your ED. Kristie shares hers with us today.
November 10, 2020

Motivation, Patience and Hope (Part 2) for Eating Disorder Recovery

Part 2 of an assignment from 8 Keys to Recovery From An Eating Disorder Workbook: An interview with someone who is recovered.
November 3, 2020

Motivation, Patience and Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery

Finding the motivation, having the patience, and retaining hope are three crucial elements to fully recovering from an eating disorder.
September 23, 2020

The Black Door

This story illustrates the situation you face every day in recovery - a choice between the known and the unknown.
February 20, 2020

Lets move for LOVE and JOY

Movement that comes from joy and therefore creates it, allows us to be in our bodies – able to breathe fully. Movement doesn’t have to be the cause of pain or the result of fear.
December 24, 2019

In the darkness……. Let light shine!!

For people in recovery, the Holiday's can be a time full of triggers, anxiety and even darkness. But the darkness can also help us find our light.

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