Body Confidence Tips for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and you know what that means! …It’s the one time a year that it’s socially acceptable for adults to play dress up! Wearing Halloween costumes is honestly one of my favorite activities in the entire world! I love planning what I’m going to be and forcing my friends or […]

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Work and School in Recovery

It’s no secret that once you finally feed yourself and let yourself rest in recovery, the exhaustion and extreme hunger can be overwhelming. The physical and mental symptoms are enough to keep you on the couch for weeks (and there’s nothing wrong with that if you have the ability to do so, in fact – […]

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Vacation and Post-Vacation in Recovery

  I just took a little 2-day trip to New Orleans for a friend’s birthday and while my brain and body slowly phase out of vacation mode and being drunk for 48 straight hours I thought it would be a great idea to write about how to handle vacations while in recovery from an eating […]

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Calorie Counting is Dumb

If you’re here, then you know that here at Ladle by Ladle we (and by we I mean me) are pretty anti-diet.  One weight loss method above all is something that needs to be looked at under a bigger microscope. Calorie counting. There is a dogma that exists in diet culture that claims, “less calories […]

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Being Bigger Than Your Boyfriend

Do you feel self-conscious about being with a partner that is smaller than you? You’re not alone. I think a lot of people feel this particular insecurity. One of the many many factors that went into me wanting to lose weight so long ago was feeling uncomfortable about weighing significantly more than my ex. That […]

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Have You Developed Binge Eating Disorder? (+Giveaway!)

“I’m in recovery and I’ve been eating a lot more than usual. I think I’m developing binge eating disorder. I feel like I’m losing control around food. HELP!” I can empathize with this feeling, I felt this way at the beginning of recovery as well.  During the beginning when the extreme hunger was at its […]

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Gaining Weight on A Low Calorie Diet

So, you’ve been restricting calories to lose weight. For whatever reason, perhaps because you have an eating disorder, because you think you need to look a certain way to wear a bathing suit, or because the media and our culture have forced you to look upon yourself with distaste and wish for something better.  You’ve […]

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Dealing with Weight Gain: Set Point Vs. Minimum “Healthy” Weight

What is your healthy weight? I talk a lot about set point weight vs. minimum “healthy” weight (if you’re new here or have no idea wtf I’m talking about check out this post) but today I wanted to get into the difference between them. I will also touch on a few tips for dealing with the […]

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Food & Guilt

Food and guilt, two concepts we often conflate when we shouldn’t.  How does this happen? and how can we change our perception of food so that guilt never comes into the equation again? The truth is food is food – it is not innately good or bad. Whether or not someone has an eating disorder […]

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Quasi-Recovery

Quasi-recovery is a point in recovery where weight has been restored, but your body and mind have not been fully healed.  It is a halfway point to real recovery. The only way to stop this is to truly recover. To truly recover means to give into the mental hunger, to stop restricting any calories by eating at least 3500 a day, to stop working out, and to let your body gain more weight than you may be initially comfortable with. It is the only way you will ever truly free yourself because if you are stuck in quasi, you are not truly free.

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