If you're struggling with disordered eating, giving up dieting doesn't mean that you stopped caring about your health. Instead, it probably means that you've discovered what so many of us who have recovered from eating disorders have -- that fad diets hurt your health in the long run. Restrictive eating can disrupt your appetite, eating patterns, weight, and self-confidence. In fact, many of us have stopped dieting to improve our health!
Here are five signs that the diet mentality and lifestyle might be sabotaging your health and well-being:
You believe you need to reach a specific weight to be happy
You've experienced yo-yo dieting patterns where you restrict food for a while, and then binge uncontrollably
You fear eating certain foods or eating in certain ways
You're avoiding connections with others until you lose a particular amount of weight
You are preoccupied with your weight or eating
If you're ready to prioritize your mental and physical health over societal pressures to fit a certain standard reach out to learn more about the non-dieting path to recovery and wellness.