The article discusses creating an Ideal Vision of your eating disorder recovery.
Here is the exercise:
You are supposed to answer them in the present tense, as if these things are happening right now. Kind of inspiring and motivating! Ok, here we go:
What does it feel like?
I feel great, confident, and comfortable in my body. I feel at peace and less anxious. I feel like I have succeeded.
What are you doing?
I am eating intuitively and mindfully. I am moving my body is a loving way. I am taking pride in my appearance and being considerate to my body, taking time to acknowledge and appreciate the things it does and can do regularly.
What are you telling people?
I am NOT talking about weight loss, dieting, concerns about my weight, or "feeling fat". I am talking about the joy of food, exercise and other more important life matters. My interactions are more genuine and less distracted.
Are you maybe helping others?
Yes! I am stopping diet talk and negative body talk. I am offering suggestions for healthier body image and discussing HAES and intuitive eating. I am also helping others by my improve attitude and providing more positive interactions with them.