Rachel is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband, Alec, and their dog, Sloane. Rachel grew up with a very positive relationship around food and exercise; however, her desire to "lose a little weight for senior prom" spiraled into an eating disorder, and she was diagnosed with anorexia in her freshman year of college.
After going through treatment and weight restoration, her period never returned. She was placed on birth control and was told this would "jump start" her cycle and protect her bones. A few years later, she developed an exercise addiction as she won half marathons and became an Orangetheory fanatic, all while restricting food and living with many food rules. These behaviors continued for nearly 10 years. Deep down, Rachel knew there was still a problem, but her doctors never seemed concerned and assured her she would be able to get pregnant when she was ready. Rachel began reading and researching all things HA last year. She got married in January of 2023, and a few months after she said "I do" to her husband, she said "I do" to go "all-in" for period recovery. She attempted recovery on her own for 2 months but ultimately needed more support and direction. She joined Lindsey's program, and with the guidance, encouragement, and support she received, her period returned in just 8 weeks.
In this Episode:
Recovering from an ED but still no period
The temptation to “put off recovery” until after your wedding
Digging deep into why you want your relationship with food to change
Tips to keep going when you feel uncomfortable in your body
Going years without a period and recovering in just 8 weeks
Recovery wisdom for when you’re feeling stuck
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