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While everyone feels down sometimes, it is important to distinguish normal feelings of sadness from clinical depression: professionals characterize the latter by extreme feelings worthlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness--which are commonly experienced by individuals with eating disorders.
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In high school, Pam suffered from an eating disorder. As she began to pursue recovery, she recognized that the fashion world was not a good fit for her: “I knew I would never fully recover if I was in a profession where the societal standards of beauty were solely based on a woman’s size, leading to an unattainable determination of one’s worth. Although I love fashion, it wasn’t a healthy choice for me to be in the field.”
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For individuals struggling with eating disorders, loving your body may seem like a nice idea, but out of reach. It may be hard enough to fuel your body with the food it needs, let alone give it love. But really, feeding yourself appropriately is an act of love, and a celebration of your body and yourself.
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A crucial step in recovering from an eating disorder is realizing you are not alone. The shame that surrounds eating disorders often leads people to remain silent about their struggles. And in isolation, an eating disorder grows.
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Hayley first imagined herself becoming a veterinarian, and then a surgeon. But, witnessing family members struggle with chronic medical issues related to their diet, she was ultimately inspired to become a dietitian.
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Despite the pervasive masculinity ideal and inadequate resources on campuses for males who struggle with body and food issues (link to previous piece), there are effective ways to counteract the compulsive exercise and disordered eating habits which so many male students adopt.