Eating Disorders

“How long will this take?”

August 28, 2017

Self-Paced Course: Non-Diet Academy


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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

Meet Katy

I can’t answer that question.

I don’t know how long it will take you to recover.

Here are some things I do know:

  • There is no standard way to recover, no specific order in which steps must be taken, no one path to get there. It is different for each person.
  • Full recovery is possible.  If I didn’t believe this, I wouldn’t do the work I do.  I will hold this hope for all of my clients until they can see it and believe it for themselves.
  • For most people, it takes years to fully recover.  There is no quick fix.  During these years, the self discoveries made and lessons learned are priceless.
  • Recovery is never a straight line.  It is a journey that meanders.  There will be ups, downs, plateaus, times of accelerated growth, and times where progress seems to have stalled out.  It’s all part of the process.
  • Recovery is really really hard.  And totally worth it.

So instead of asking, “How long will this take?”, the more important question is, “What should I do right now?”

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