45 Quotes About Recovery From Eating Disorders


Some of the biggest battles we face in life are those that exist within ourself. These quotes about recovering from eating disorders will bring us the courage and strength to carry on.

“A woman is beautiful when her passions define her more than her looks.”

“Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.”

“Beauty is in the way you hold yourself. It is how you treat people. The way you love. It’s self acceptance. Beauty is in your soul.”

“Beauty starts in your head, not in your mirror.”

“Binge on life. Purge negativity. Starve guilty feelings.”

“Body love is about self-worth in general. It’s more than our physical appearance.”

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”

“Don’t let the fear of relapsing keep you from recovering.”

“Don’t let your mind bully your body.”

“Eating disorders are serios mental illness, not lifestyle choices.”

“Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images.”

“Focus on how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go.”

“Girls developed eating disorders when our culture developed a standard of beauty that they couldn’t obtain by being healthy. When unnatural thinness became attractive, girls did unnatural things to be thin.”

“Hating your body will never get you as far as loving it will.”

“I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.”

“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid too be herself.”

“I destroyed my body for a peace of mind I never got.”

“I’d rather be strong and happy than be what society thinks is thin and perfect and be miserable. ”

“If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideas of beauty would be.”

“If we are ready to tear down the walls that confine us, break the cage that imprisons us, we will discover what our wings are for.”

“Imagine if we obsessed about the things we loves about ourselves.”

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”

“Losing weight is not your life’s work, and counting calories is not the call of your soul. You surely are destined for something much greater.”

“Make peace with the mirror and watch your reflection change.”

“Mirrors are just glass and you are more than that.”

“My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.”

“No scale can measure how much we are loved or how incredibly precious we are.”

“Our minds distort our mirrors.”

“Recovery is a challenge, but it’s not as difficult as continuing to live the wrath of an eating disorder.”

“She began to measure herself in contentment and laughter rather than inches and pounds.”

“She tries her hardest to look good. But she still feels ugly.”

“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t. Start loving yourself for everything you are.”

“The beauty myth is always actually prescribing behavior and not appearance.”

“The dinner table is a battle field where warriors defeat the eating disorder one bite at a time.”

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

“The food you choose to eat or not eat does not make you good or bad.”

“The size of our body has nothing to do with your worth nothing.”

“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.”

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.”

“We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind, pretty funny, pretty smart, pretty strong.”

“Weight does not dictate your worth.”

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”

“Where there is great love there are always miracles.”

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

“You don’t have to look like you have an eating disorder to have one.”

Recovering from an eating disorder requires ongoing treatment and therapy.

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