Five Reasons to Keep a Journal in Eating Disorder Recovery (+ 30 Prompts to Get You Started!)

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment from a purchase you make through my blog. Affiliate links like these help keep Lovely & Lazy alive! Confession: I have kept a diary since I was seven years old. My aunt got her first diary at this age, and bought me one…

Orthorexia is a Real Eating Disorder: I Know, Because I Had It

I was never thin enough to be anorexic. Exercised obsessively, but never became underweight. Had thought about purging, but never done it. Occasionally went on binges, but not often enough to be considered a binge eater. And hadn't seen a therapist, who would've diagnosed me with EDNOS: "eating disorder not otherwise specified," the catchall term…

The Cutest Apps for Self-Care

Confession time: I'm a sucker for anything kawaii. In case you haven't heard the term before, "kawaii" translates to "cute" -- but that's an over-simplification. Kawaii is not just an adjective; it's also a subset of Japanese culture that includes ultra-cute characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll and Pusheen. When you put it that way, how…

Can You Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery?

If you follow me on Instagram (@lovelyandlazy) and watched my story the other day, you probably listened to me rant about my thoughts on exercise in eating disorder recovery. The number one question most people have about exercise in eating disorder recovery is: can I exercise in eating disorder recovery? And, the more difficult follow-up…

Gentle Nutrition Tips for the Anti-Dieter

While sitting in my therapist's office, I came to an important realization: I haven't stopped viewing food in black and white terms. I've simply flipped the way I see it. Back in the earliest days of my eating disorder, I saw the world in black and white: I categorized foods as 'good' and 'bad,' and…

Your Mood Through the Seasons

Autumn is my favorite season -- but as the summer sunshine fades away into a cool breeze; the pink roses wilting and giving way to fall leaves, I nonetheless find myself dreading the change every year. Why, you ask? Because the weather negatively impacts how I experience symptoms of depression. And the change in seasons…