In keeping with NEDA's theme for National Eating Disorder Awareness week, I'd like to share some of my experiences.
I had no idea…
- that when I started eating "healthier" in college I'd cut out too much fat and my cholesterol would actually increase.
- that BMI isn't a good indicator of health or wellness.
- that exercising every single day isn't necessary for health.
Of course I had no idea about these things. I was paying college tuition every year to be pumped full of the same concepts that lead so many people down the path of an eating disorder. Turns out there's a high incidence of eating disorders in dietetics students (not so shocking when you think about it).
The truth about what it actually means to be healthy needs to come out. More tomorrow on this.