This quote from Eating in the Light of the Moon, by Anita Johnston PhD. gave me hope for a life without my eating disorder.
My experince tells me that, unlike additions to substances, someone can fully recover from an eating disorder. An alcoholic places her entire sobriety at risk if she has just one alcoholic drink, even if she has been in recovery for many years. This is not necessarily the case with someone with an eating disorder. Once recovered, she can go through the rest of her life without having to struggle with food, fat or dieting. Once she recognizes that her urge to eat when she’s not physically hungry is a signal of a different hunger she needs to address, she can begin to discover ways of feeding herself the nourishment she truly desires.