Eating Disorders

You don’t win a Grammy on accident

December 21, 2016

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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.

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Adele hasn't accidentally won 10 Grammy awards.  

The Kansas City Royals didn't win the 2015 World Series by happenstance.  

The Los Angeles Times Staff didn't simply get lucky when they won the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on San Bernardino.

Nope, excellence doesn't happen on accident.  It is the result of an intentional process over YEARS.  

Eating disorder recovery is the same way.  You don't accidentally get better without effort.  And it doesn't happen quickly.  

Just because you tried hard for one day, one week, one month, or even one year doesn't mean that you get a participation trophy.

Recovery happens as a result of showing up day after day, year after year, and is an active process.  People who recover and stay recovered area actively engaged in their recovery process.  It doesn't always feel good, just like Adele probably didn't always want to practice her scales or sit at the piano for hours.  And the Royals didn't always want to show up for batting practice or hit the weights in the gym.  The LA Times Staff has been practicing and refining their writing over and over again.  

Recovery requires you to lean in to the process.  It also requires patience.  Things move slowly, and the process isn't linear, meaning that every day isn't better than the day before.  There will be ups and downs along the way.  

Just like you don't win a Grammy on accident, you don't recover on accident either.  Be intentional. 

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