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Recovery From Bulimia is Possible: I did it and you can too!

Today I want to talk about why I know that a full recovery from bulimia is possible - for everyone... You included.

When I was stuck in bulimia I remember reading books and articles to try and learn how to recover from bulimia...

From time to time I would read something that said that bulimia was something I would always struggle with... That it was a mental disorder that the "sufferer would have to manage for life".

As you can imagine reading this wasn't that uplifting! It didn't fill me with excitement and enthusiasm.

Reading those statements weren't helpful to my recovery - because they of made me think that a full recovery wasn't possible. They made me think that in some way or another, I'd always be fighting... (And I was so damn tired of the fight!)

 

 

...That's why I want to tell you that those statements about 'total recovery not being possible' were utter nonsense.

I remember throwing up for the first time when I was 8, and I fully recovered when I was 20. That was a big chunk of my life with these super strong habits of binging and purging...

I thought I was absolutely stuck in it forever because of how long I'd had bulimia, and the severity of my binge and purge cycles.

But now I've been recovered for over 7 years - and now I'm probably one of the most normal eaters I know!

7 years ago I would spend the whole day binging and I couldn't hold any of that food down...

Today, I can take food, or I can leave it!

I can even have a big a bar of chocolate in the fridge for a few weeks before I touch it!

It's amazing the polar opposites of how my life is now to how it used to be.

And I'm not a freak of nature by any means!

I have met hundreds of women who have made a complete recovery from bulimia...

I have also coached so many women in bulimia recovery (thorough The Bulimia Recovery Program I run Online) who have become normal eaters...

It's always such an awesome thing when they say to me... "Shaye, I think it's happening, I think I am becoming a normal eater!".

My response is normally "Of course you are - that's our natural way to be!"

When you start treating yourself with kindness, when you strip off all the lies and confusion that bulimia layers onto your life, when you nourish your body and mind so that it can heal - the binge urges begin to dissolve.... Bulimia leaves your life and in enter the habits of normal eating.

It's such a wonderful place to be!

So precious soul - get excited about the fact that you can be a normal eater too!

Yes, it's true that recovering from bulimia can be a long journey and that it takes work...

But I know that you have what it takes. Because you and me, we're no different... and if I did it, then I promise that you can too :)

So here's to my recovery - and your recovery - and to the beautiful life that lies beyond bulimia!

To get more help for bulimia recovery, feel free to have a look at my

So much love,
Shaye

 

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Article by Shaye Boddington
Author of your-bulimia-recovery.com
and creator of The Bulimia Recovery Program and Community


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