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These 3 Words Sum Up How I Feel About My Eating Disorder

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My best friend called me out today, and as much as I hate to admit it, she was right. As usual. I was complaining about my weight gain and how I felt fat and ugly.

My BFF was sympathetic then said, “You can’t preach self-acceptance and hate yourself.” I blog so much about body positivity and loving yourself and here I am cringing every time I pass a mirror — that’s mirror avoidance, by the way.

Why is it so hard to practice what I preach? Because there’s a deep-seated belief in me that fat equals ugly and unworthy. I’ve been trained to criticize every inch of my body, to think of fat as disgusting.

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