11 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder in 2021

I would like to preface this sensitive post by saying that I am not a professional. I am not a counselor or a psychiatrist. I simply write from personal experience. 
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When I was a teenager, I struggled with anorexia and bulimia and later became a chronic overeater. Admittedly, I still have a bad relationship with food that I am actively working on.

Thanksgiving, the biggest food holiday of the year, is coming right up, along with all the stress that can come with it. To this day, holidays are tough, and they were especially tough when I was battling my eating disorders. I have put together a few tips that can help you get through the holiday in a healthy way.

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Mentally ill is Mentally Interesting: What this blog is all about

What comes to your mind when you think about the term “mental illness?” Perhaps you immediately default to anxiety and depression. Or maybe your mind goes to sensational movies like Pyscho, Split, or Girl, Interrupted? Mental illness seems to have morbid connotations to the world at large. But, did you know that people who struggle with mental illnesses are people, too? People that have jobs, families, and try to live the fullest lives possible,  just like anyone else?

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