As an eating disorder dietitian, I understand how difficult and scary it can be to take that first step towards recovery. It’s hard to admit that we need help, and even harder to commit to the challenging journey ahead. But the truth is, no matter how much your eating disorder is telling you otherwise, you deserve to live a happy and healthy life, free from the constraints of ED.
It’s not uncommon for those struggling with an eating disorder to feel like they’re not “sick enough” to seek treatment, or that they don’t deserve help until they’ve hit rock bottom. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that require specialized care and treatment, no matter how severe or mild they may seem.
So, why do you deserve supportive care and treatment, even if you don’t feel ready? Because you are worth it (even if you don’t quite believe that right now!). You are worthy of living a life that is full and meaningful, free from the constant worry and anxiety that comes with an eating disorder. You are worthy of seeking out the help and support you need, even if your eating disorder is telling you that you don’t.
I know that recovery can be scary, and the unknown can be terrifying! But the important thing to remember is that you don’t have to do it alone. There are professionals, like our team of dietitians, who are trained to help you through every step of the journey. We can help provide you with the tools and resources you need to take steps in recovery and live a life that aligns with your true values.
Remember, recovery is possible. But it starts with taking that first step towards getting the help you need. And that’s something that you absolutely deserve, no matter how much your eating disorder might try to tell you otherwise.
In conclusion, seeking help for your eating disorder is not a sign of weakness. It takes incredible strength and courage to confront your disorder and commit to recovery. So, if you’re struggling with an eating disorder, know that you are not alone, and that there is help available. You deserve the best possible care and treatment, and we are here to help you every step of the way.