Eating Disorders: Raina a Year Later

Last year I wrote a blog entry called My Dirty Little Secret. It was about me noticing signs of disordered eating in myself.  It was inspired by a podcast episode of The Sporkful Podcast about a girl, code named Raina, who reached out to Dan Pashman because she recognized that she may be in the beginnings of  an eating disorder. She reached out to Dan at The Sporkful because she said his podcast was about people celebrating food, not avoiding it. Just yesterday I listened to the update episode, and it’s even more powerful than the first. Check it out here:

https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/sporkful/#file=/audio/json/728134/&share=1

If you think you may have an eating disorder, take a look at this chart:

1374775_origIf you recognize yourself in any of these categories, please do not hesitate to learn more at the National Eating Disorders website, aka, NEDA. There you can take an online screening quiz and call their toll-free, confidential helpline at 1-800-931-2237.

You’re way more important than the number on the scale.

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