Health at every size

Sooner or later, most of the parents I know whose children have had an eating disorder end up having to face the question of their own body.

"What about my weight? What about overeating? Should I diet? What about the obesity epidemic?"

My suggestion is to listen to this radio interview by Doris Smeltzer, who lost her daughter to bulimia, of Dr. Deb Burgard.


  1. Laura,

    I actually have the opposite problem. I wonder if I'm too thin. I think it is a huge problem for my d with AN. She feels compelled to be like me. I think I would have qualified as having an eating disorder when I was in my teens and 20's; however, those behaviors/thoughts changed in my late 30s. I was a vegetarian, had lots of rules about food and exercise, and engaged in lots of exercise. I don't know what changed or why things changed. There's nothing I don't/won't eat including desserts, meat, etc.but do seem to stay on the thin side.

    Anonymous in the Southern US

  2. anonymous in southern US,

    That's the beauty of HAES. We can't choose our our healthy weight and body composition. As long as we are mentally and physically healthy, our DNA decides our healthy body composition.

  3. I agree with Laura, I don't care about if I'm thin or fat, as long that I feel healthy that's fine with me.


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