This week Daisy welcomes extraordinary woman Erin MacFarland, a mother of two, who discusses her recovery from anorexia nervosa and exercise bulimia.
Erin is a 36 year old mother of two who works part time for a local food co op, and studied sociology in college. She was diagnosed in March of this year with anorexia and exercise bulimia and began recovery six months ago. Erin is especially keen to share what it has been like to have this disease later in life whilst raising a family. She started keto in 2015 after reading about its ability to improve athletic performance. She had taken up running after her second child was born, which she now realises was actually a symptom of her already-thriving eating disorder. She is keen to share how her eating disorder progressed and why keto affected her body in a negative way at the time but also how it addressed some health issues that had been bothering her for ages. Once she realised how easily she lost weight while eating keto, Erin had to change her approach to eating this way and manages now to eat a modified version of keto.
Websites and podcasts that Erin found useful in her research:-
Eating Disorders and Body Positivity
- The Eating Disorder Institute
- Life. Unrestricted
- Summer Innanen – Fearless Rebelle Radio
- Emily Troscianko
- Tabitha Farrar – The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast
- Shan Guisinger – Adapted to Flee Famine
- Matt Stone – 180 Degree Health
- The Weston A Price Foundation
Change happens when you understand what you want to change so deeply there is no reason to do anything but act in your own best interest.