Knowledge really is power when it comes to eating disorder recovery. Understanding what relapse is and is not will be an important part of your process. I’d like to share three truths about relapse.
For the first time in forever, Nathan Adrian truly has no idea if he’ll have a strong swim Friday. And at this point, it doesn’t really matter to the five-time Olympic gold medalist. He’s simply elated to be back.
Injuries, while hopefully infrequent, are often an unavoidable part of sport participation. While most injuries can be managed with little to no disruption in sport participation and other activities of daily living, some impose a substantial physical and mental burden.
After his coaches replaced him as starter goalie with a newly-recruited player, Davis decided to get in peak physical condition: all muscle, no fat. He wanted to prove himself to coaches. He ate less and less; he worked out more and more. He lost almost 30 lbs and was eating 500 calories a day.