39 minutes | Jul 27, 2020

38: How I Overcame My Eating Disorder

Having a healthy relationship with food is crucial to your health journey whether you’re eating too much or you’re eating too little. In this episode, I (Amanda) share about my past experience with an eating disorder that I had going into high school, how it affected my life, and how I overcame it. We also talk about some common dangerous effects of disordered eating and tips to help with recovery/supporting your body with the right nutrients. 

 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About my struggles with food going into high school
  • What body dysmorphia is
  • That there is a lack of education around healthy ways to lose weight 
  • Why over-exercising and intense diet restriction can become addicting with eating disorders 
  • That is can be helpful to have supportive family members/loved ones involved in recovery
  • That eating disorders can greatly affect sports performance 
  • It can be helpful to look for positive reinforcements when recovering 
  • How important and beneficial it can be to get professional help 
  • That under-eating can affect menstruation 
  • How much of the American population is affected by eating disorders
  • About the stigma around males that have eating disorders 
  • That comparing yourself to other people can be damaging in multiple ways 
  • About some of the health issues that arise from eating too little calories (low energy levels, imbalance in reproductive hormones, thyroid hormones, sleep issues, etc.)
  • About the link between nutrient deficiencies and eating disorders 
  • That eating too little can cause muscle loss and lead to injuries
  • Why reverse dieting can be helpful for some people 
  • That going too low-calorie during the day can lead to increased binge eating at night 
  • About some common things that trigger disordered eating habits/emotional eating
  • Healthier ways to cope with stress and emotions
  • Why it’s so important to reach out for help if you need it 

 

References: 

Reverse dieting: https://masteryourhealth.net/episode-31-reverse-dieting-is-it-right-for-you/ 

 

Organifi: Used our code MASTERS https://www.organifishop.com/pages/masteryourhealth  

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