139. Overcoming the ‘I’m Not Sick Enough’ Mentality in ED and HA Recovery

The “I’m not sick enough” narrative is a common one that comes up with those who have hypothalamic amenorrhea or disordered eating. It can often happen if you feel you don’t perfectly fit a diagnosis of disordered eating or an eating disorder, the comparison trap of others being “worse than you”, or disordered behaviours being normalised by society.

In this podcast we breakdown:

  • The main reasons you may not feel “sick enough”
  • What to do if your symptoms don’t fit into the DSM-5 criteria for an eating disorder
  • The misconception of weight or BMI being a representation of how much you are suffering when struggling with disordered eating or compulsive exercise
  • Why early intervention is so beneficial to recovery
  • 5 key steps to break down the “I’m not sick enough” mentality so you can get the help you need and deserve to recover guilt-free

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