December and January can be some of the hardest months on the eating disorder calendar. If the family events, disrupted schedules, and endless food events weren’t enough, we also have advertising and promotions everywhere about New Year’s Resolutions, which almost always include eating/food/weight rules and, of course, diet resolutions.
For people who have eating disorders or who love someone who has an eating disorder, New Year’s diet messages are disturbing and dangerous.
2016 might not have been the best year in many ways, and if 2016 was the year your child was diagnosed with an eating disorder, then it may very well be one of the worst years you can remember, but one positive that has come out this year is the rise of body positivity (BOPO). Social media accounts led by fearless women who aren’t ashamed to stand up and embrace themselves as they are have garnered millions of followers and likes.
We think the rise of body positivity, driven by many people who have suffered from eating disorders, is awesome and amazing! Check out some inspiration for the New Year from some of our favorite BOPO babes:
Body Image Printable Worksheets
The best tools to feel calmer and more confident in your body!
- Boost confidence
- Improve self-esteem
- Increase media literacy
Ginny Jones is on a mission to empower parents to raise kids who are free from eating disorders. She’s the founder of More-Love.org and a Parent Coach who helps parents navigate their kid’s eating disorder recovery.
Ginny has been researching, writing about, and supporting parents who have kids with eating disorders since 2016. She incorporates the principles of neurobiology and attachment parenting with a non-diet, Health At Every Size® approach to health and recovery.
Ginny’s most recent project is Recovery, a newsletter for deeply-feeling people in recovery from diet culture, negative body image, and eating disorders.