I’m just going to come right out and say it – People still get SUPER weird about talking about eating disorders!
Men especially do NOT seem to know how to handle it sensitively (yes, I’m generalising here, but it’s mostly what I’ve found when I’ve talked about this to some of the men in my life).
Well, if you ask me, there are a LOT more women with disordered eating than you might realise.
Like, a helluva lot more.
I believe an eating disorder goes WAY further than just the labels of ‘anorexia’ and ‘bulimia’, and stereotypical ideas of what these both look like from the outsider’s perspective.
I get asked a lot if I work with women who have eating disorders or disordered eating – and the answer is YES. A million times yes! Because I WAS that woman.
I absolutely WANT to work with women who have unhealthy habits around eating BUT – only if you are committed to getting healthy – body AND mind – and prioritising that above all else!
I believe an eating disorder is simply a broken down relationship with food.
I believe eating disorders can be healed 100%.
How do I know this? Because I have seen it happen – with MYSELF – and time and time again with Goddesses that I’ve worked with.
It takes THREE main things:
1. A shift in attitude.
2. A change in mindset.
3. And most of all – a DAILY COMMITMENT TO LOVE.
It takes BELIEF that you and your body are worthy of real love, respect, health and nourishment.
And it takes patience. It’s rocky at first and terrifying. But it is 100% possible and I believe everyone has the power within them to heal their eating disorder for LIFE.
When I was struggling most with mine I used to search the internet for interviews about eating disorders, or magazine articles. I would read time and time again, the person saying
“I think it’s just something that will never go away – I’ll just always have to live with it for the rest of my life – and just be aware of what my ‘triggers’ are”.
This depressed me so much. The rest of my life?!?!? I didn’t want to live with this thing for the rest of my life and just ‘know my triggers’!
I’m SO thrilled to say that on the other side of it all – this is simply NOT the case. It’s not about ‘staying safe’ and ‘knowing your triggers’.
It’s about FACING your TRIGGERS and KNOWING your fears.
It’s about UNDERSTANDING your emotions and feelings around when you eat, and how you eat.
It’s about being BRAVE enough to face these and COURAGEOUS enough to look INWARDS – to the places you are scared of going to.
That’s where your great transformation is waiting for you!
I did a recent podcast interview with my amazing friend Madelyn Moon from across the pond – and I have to say knowing that Maddy had ALSO been through similar struggles to me, this was my most brutally honest interview about my eating disordered past ever! We also talked a lot about getting out of exercise obsession. Thank you Maddy for a great interview! (You can access the podcast interview for free and hear what we had to say at maddymoon.com/mel-wells)
If you have an eating disorder and are looking to move past it…
If you ever have thought your body was not good enough…
If you want to understand your emotions and feelings in regards to eating…
If you’re ready to embrace the Goddess within you…
Then Join the Goddess Revolution!
The Goddess Revolution is your new handbook for life. All women are born Goddesses – but we tell ourselves over and over again that for some reason, we don’t deserve to feel good. We berate ourselves in the mirror, refuse to accept compliments and use food as a punishment/reward system to mask how we are really feeling about our lives.
Enough is enough! It’s time to stand together beautiful and proud. <3