I’m writing this post today as I feel there is a misconception as to what so called “real recovery” is on social media sites such as instagram.
On instagram real recovery seems to be classed as following the minnie maud guidelines, always listening to hunger cues and cravings and being positive at all times.
THAT IS NOT REAL RECOVERY.
Real recovery is doing the best you can on any given day. Fighting your eating disorder one meal or snack at a time. Some days it may be listening to hunger cues and cravings and others it may be restricting because you really can’t do anything else. And THAT IS OKAY. That is fine so long as you pick yourself back up the next day, the next meal even.
What I’m saying is that recovery isn’t all glamorous it isn’t all positive. And you can struggle and be in “real recovery” you can be negative when in “real recovery.” So long as when you are struggling you pick yourself back up and never give up.
Real recovery is continuing to fight even though your heads a mess and the world seems to be turning against you. That is what real recovery is.