Here’s a guest post by Kate Thieda, who’s shared her recovery from an eating disorder and written a review of Jenni Schaefer’s Goodbye Ed, Hello Me. Below, Kate talks about her experiences seeking treatment at 28 years old, a bit older than the typical client who goes to an eating disorder center. She also offers some words of insight to older sufferers. Remember that eating disorders don’t discriminate: Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder, regardless of age, race or gender.
Back in December, I shared my story of recovery on Weightless. I asked Margarita if I could write another column, this time going a little deeper into part of my story that didn’t get full expression the first time around. During this week of Eating Disorder Awareness, there’s a lot of attention on treatment for those who struggle with EDs, which is awesome and hopefully the encouragement people need to seek or continue treatment and regain a life worth living.