Recovering from Anorexia is [Eating] a Piece of Cake. And Then Another One.

February 26, 2015 9:33 PM

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Recovering from Anorexia is [Eating] a Piece of Cake. And Then Another One.

I’m nervous and shaking. My Hillel rabbi, Isabel, has taken me to a grocery store upon my request; I haven’t gone grocery shopping for about three months and it’s vital to my recovery that I have food around the house that I can eat. The grocery store is one of my least favorite places in the entire world. I am literally surrounded by food. Pretty much my worst nightmare. I take out my list: I need cheese, fruit, cookies, granola bars, etc. We go through each aisle, me getting increasingly nervous as we go. We finally get everything and check out. We breathe a sigh of relief. I did it! I went grocery shopping.

A support system for someone with an eating disorder needs to have a few crucial things. The first is unconditional love. A person with an eating disorder needs to know that even if it takes twenty years for them to reach recovery, even if they fail over and over again, that their supports will neve...

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