110 Eating Disorder Quotes To Help You In Recovery

Are you eating healthy food? We have rounded up the best collection of eating disorder quotes, sayings, captions, and status messages (with images and pictures) to inspire you to have a clean diet and eat healthy and nutritious food.

An eating disorder is when someone begins eating too much, or when someone begins to avoid eating. This affects one’s mental and physical health. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are two of the most well-known eating disorders today.

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Severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions are the main characteristics of an eating disorder.  They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological, and social function.

Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health.

They are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” People do not just “catch” an eating disorder for a period of time. They are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.

If you are over eating, under-eating or your eating habits are not just right and affecting your health, then reach out your doctor or physician for proper consultation.

Eating Disorder Quotes

  1. “You can’t weigh beauty.” – Unknown       

  2. “Our minds distort our mirrors.” – Unknown       

  3. “I’m tired of hating my own body.” – Unknown       

  4. “Beauty isn’t measured in pounds.” – Unknown                                                                                             
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    eating disorder quotes positive

  5. “Weight does not dictate your worth.” – Unknown       

  6. “Don’t let your mind bully your body.” – Unknown                                                                                                     
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    anorexia quotes

  7. “Sometimes your biggest bully is you.” – Unknown       

  8. “Count the memories, not the calories.” – Unknown       

  9. “Anorexia is a parasite, not your friend.” – Unknown                                                                           
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    quotes about eating disorders

  10. “Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.” – Unknown       

  11. “The heart of eating disorders is silence.” – Unknown       

  12. “I won’t let a number on a scale own me.”– Unknown                                                                           
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    quotes for eating disorders

  13. “Beauty starts in your head, not in your mirror.”– Unknown       

  14. “When you starve yourself you feed your demons.” – Unknown       

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

  16. “Binge on life. Purge negativity. Starve guilty feelings.” – Unknown

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

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

  19. “Hating your body will never get you as far as loving it will.”– Unknown                                                     
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    eating disorder recovery quotes

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

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

  22. “Eating disorders are serious mental illness, not lifestyle choices.”– Unknown

  23. “The size of your body has nothing to do with your worth. Nothing.”– Unknown

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

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

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

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

  28. “We don’t know who is healthy and who is not just by looking at their body shape.”

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

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

Quotes about Eating Disorders

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

  2. “I intend to accept my body today, love my body tomorrow and appreciate my body always.”

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

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

  5. “If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideas of beauty would be.” – Lauren Jauregui                                                                                                                     
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    eating disorders quotes

  6. “The stuffing/puking/stuffing/puking/stuffing/puking didn’t make her skinny, it made her cry.”

  7. “One of the most dangerous myths surrounding eating disorders is that they are a life sentence.”

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

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

  10. “Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.”

  11. “Choose every day to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed and most of all, worthy of love.” – Alison Malee

  12. “What if I’m so broken I can never do something as basic as feed myself? Do you realize how twisted that is?”

  13. “Sexy is not a size, every calorie is not a war, your body is not a battleground. Your value is not measured in pounds.” – Unknown                                                                                                   
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    Quotes on Eating Disorders

  14. “A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.”

  15. “Have voluptuousness for an appetizer and bulimia for dessert. Then you can glut yourself on love without getting full.”

  16. “Having anorexia doesn’t mean you don’t eat. It means you’re consumed by a voice constantly telling you you’re not good enough.”

  17. “And I said to my body, softy: I want to be your friend”. It took a long breath, and replied: I have been waiting my whole life for this.”

  18. “All that’s left will be, your bones. No flesh, no warmth, nothing to love. And still, those dreaded souls will say, “Just not thin enough.”

  19. “Food can become such a point of anxiety – not because it’s food, but just because you have anxiety. That’s how eating disorders develop.”

  20. “Anorexia isn’t a diet, bulimia isn’t a bad habit, EDNOS is not just being a picky eater. These are horrible disorders, not life choices.”

  21. “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.”

  22. “…compulsive eating is basically a refusal to be fully alive. No matter what we weigh, those of us who are compulsive eaters have anorexia of the soul.”

  23. “I am spinning the silk threads of my story, weaving the fabric of my world… I spun out of control. Eating was hard. Breathing was hard. Living was hardest.”

  24. “Having struggled with food issues and eating disorders myself, particularly when I was younger, I’ve long been interested in using it within my books.” – Jane Green

  25. “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.”

  26. “She began to be reassured by these pains, tangible symbols of her success in becoming thinner than anyone else. ‘Her only identity was being the skinniest’. She had to feel it.”

  27. “I am forever engaged in a silent battle in my head over whether or not to lift the fork to my mouth, and when I talk myself into doing so, I taste only shame. I have an eating disorder.”

  28. “Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you’re sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It’s about control.”

  29. “You go home, you look in the mirror, you cry, you think you are ugly, you think you are fat, you want to die and the worst thing is, the next day it happens all over again until the day you give up.”

  30. “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.”

  31. “Eating less than the person next to me doesn’t make me superior. Eating “healthier” than the person next to me doesn’t make me superior. In fact, these comparisons may keep me sick.” – Dr. Colleen Reichmann

  32. “Starvation is incredibly frightening when it finally sets in with a vengeance. And when it does,you are surprised. You hadn’t meant this. You say: Wait, not this. And then it sucks you under and you drown.”

  33. “Feeling guilty for eating when you’re hungry is like feeling for breathing when your lungs need oxygen. We’ve literally been taught to be ashamed of our basic human needs. Refuse to feel the shame. You are allowed to eat.”

  34. “Fat is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her. I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.”

Eating Disorder Recovery Quotes

  1. “Don’t believe everything you think.”

  2. “I am a work in progress.” ― Violet Yates

  3. “Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.”

  4. “Fat is not a feeling… What are you feeling?”

  5. “I destroyed my body for a peace of mind I never got.” – Unknown                                                               
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    eating disorder quotes images

  6. “The size of my waist has nothing to do with my worth.”

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

  8. “I’m learning how to taste everything.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson

  9. “You don’t have to be ready to recover you need only to be willing.” – Unknown                                           
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    eating disorder quotes

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

  11. “Girls don’t just simply decide to hate their bodies, we teach them to.”

  12. “Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” – Buddha                                               
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    Eating Disorder Quote

  13. “The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”- Flora Whittemore

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

  15. “You were sick, but now you’re well again, and there’s work to do.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

  16. “Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.”

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

  18. “Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.” ― D. Laing

  19. “One woman filled with self-love and self-acceptance is a model more super than any cover girl.”

  20. “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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

  23. “Recovery is remembering who you are and using your strengths to become all that you were meant to be.”

  24. “Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.”

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

  26. “Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

  27. “Beauty is about living your life, and being happy with yourself inside and out, and not worrying about what people think of you.”

  28. “The good news, however, is that, also contrary to popular belief, full and lasting recovery from an eating disorder is possible.”

  29. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”- Mary Anne Radmacher

  30. “But it is hazardous and, I believe, counterproductive to become frozen in time by an obsession with past wrongs and errors.” ― George S. McGovern

A healthy diet and clean food habits have numerous advantages, including making you active, building strong bones, protecting the heart, preventing disease, and boosting mood.

These motivational quotes on healthy food habits and eating is by famous nutritionist, dieticians, leaders, personalities, who have changed their life with a healthy lifestyle.

If you are encouraged by these healthy eating slogans and quotes then also check out Vegan Quotes and powerful workout quotes which will inspire you to achieve your fitness goals.

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