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Posted on Sep 28, 2015

What Has Helped You Through Eating Disorder Recovery?

When you've lived with an eating disorder, it can feel like it never really leaves you. We want to hear what recovery has meant for you.

If you've lived with an eating disorder, you're far from alone.

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) reports up to 30 million people in the U.S. as being diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Still, it has a way of making a person feel completely isolated in the struggle.

That struggle doesn't simply disappear after treatment.

Food is a necessary and ubiquitous part of life, so eating disorder recovery can be a constant navigation of possible triggers — which can make social events, daily life, even just watching a movie, really tough.

We want to know what's helped you through it. Maybe you've celebrated your new relationship with food through cooking, or photography.

Perhaps you found an app that keeps you focused and calm.

Maybe you've asked a trustworthy buddy to keep tabs on you — or, on the flip side, have found that privacy is exactly what you need.

Maybe you and your doctor found the perfect mix of therapy and medication that made all the difference.

Or, perhaps nothing works quite as well as good old fashioned journaling.

We want to know all about it! Email your story to, and you might get featured in a BuzzFeed post.

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