eating disorder recovery testimonials



“You are one of the greatest inspiration of mine”


Nina, we are with You. You are one of the greatest inspiration of mine, especially this video, you are wonderful and an incredible person. Thank You for being as honest and as true as You can.!!

– Ruth Zem



“You have been to get me to this place now where I feel I’ve reached recovery”

Hi Nina,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m just writing to let you know about my recovery and just to let you know what a blessing you have been to get me to this place now where I feel I’ve reached recovery ,Ive now practiced intuitive eating since September 2012 ,I’ve used all you steps and tools that were just amazingly helpful .

Your videos and eBook counter everything ,  All your encouraging words and videos made my recovery so much smoother and encouraging .I couldn’t have asked for better guidance .Again thank- you so much this was such an amazing answer to my prayers of getting out of the eating disorder .I just notice such a change in every area of my life .daily I like to notice ,feel and recognize how food is just slowly loosing its power over me .I don’t think of it unless I’m hungry .I don’t obsess ,and I love how peaceful I feel around my food ,Eating is now a pleasure like I used to dream of . I love feeling like I can trust my body and use food for  nourishment .                                                                                  

I hope its as nice for you to hear from us as we love and look forward to each of your emails and videos …
Thank you again                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Bye for now .   Lots of love   Natalie


Seems like when I go onto go on internet to watch your videos I somehow can find answers


“You are my motivation to keep moving forward”

I want to say this Nina. You are my motivation to keep moving forward. I check my YouTube account on a daily basis (multiple times a day) to see if you put any videos on YouTube. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos Nina, they encourage me, they make me feel safe, that everything will be alright.


You are virtually my friend that I go to, I feel safe watching your videos and I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting your emails. I hope everyday that you shoot out and Email. Nina, do not stop what you are doing. You are amazing. You are a blessing in my life, you are helping me. I am learning and growing from this. I believe this has made me a better and wiser person. I have learned so much about myself and I have you to thank.

I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving. Keep being awesome. I freakin’ love you. Wish me luck as I tackle month of December (Month 5).


Leydi Morales.X



You have helped me so much and improved my quality of life

Nina V! You are awesome! I think you can help anyone with an addiction or needs support in life – people with depression and addiction. You have helped me so much and improved my quality of life and I wish you had resources available that my friends who have problems other than eating disorders could use. You are such a good motivational speaker! You have really found your calling in life and I hope that some day, I can find my calling in life and be as good at it as you are with yours.


 “No compromise honesty…”

I cannot praise Nina, her website and her eating disorder recovery work highly enough.  She has not only successfully left her own battles with food and weight demons way, way behind her, and for good; but she is also 100% dedicated to sharing every last detail of how she managed to do it with as many people as possible.


What I love most about Nina, though, is her absolute, no-compromise honesty.

She is rock-solid hardcore when it comes to telling you just exactly what you must do to recover – and I so admire her for that.  She never falters, never sounds a false note, because she knows exactly what she is talking about.

She really does understand from the inside all the deceptions and pitfalls, all the fears and the lies, that stop us getting free of an eating disorder’s terrible, deathly grip.

In fact, i truly do think it’s her total integrity that has firstly inspired me with the confidence to actually believe that – yes – after all these years I might still be able to get better, there might still be a chance for me; and then – Oh, real wonder of wonders – she has actually helped me onto the royal road to recovery itself.

And it has been such an invaluable help to me to be able to turn to one of her videos whenever I’ve started to falter or some issue comes up that I just don’t seem to be able to work on all by myself.

She seems to have a knack of getting right to the heart of whatever it is that’s causing me to stumble; and then she’s so straight down the line with her wise words and encouragement that every time she inspires me with the confidence and determination I’ve so far lacked until now, and I know i can do it.

 In a nutshell – Nina makes me believe.  Thank you, Nina, from the bottom of my heart.




 “When I found your program and heard what you had to say, I knew that this was IT.”

Nina, I am SO VERY GRATEFUL to have found you and your work! I just turned 50 and have struggled with food and weight since I was 6. I was not an overweight kid but I felt like one because of the pressure, both family and societal, to look a certain way, i.e., slim.  As a youth and young adult, I thought I didn’t look the “right way” because I wasn’t working hard enough at it.

So I dieted and binged, dieted and binged. The result was, of course, a gradual weight gain over the years.  I now know that that is a ridiculous way to live.

I’ve sought help through therapists, the work of such gurus as Geneen Roth (whom I also love) and others.

When I found your program and heard what you had to say, I knew that this was IT.

I do believe we can all be recovered from our eating disorders, and when I’m tempted to believe those “out there” who say we can’t, I come back to your resources and get grounded again.

The “Acting As If It’s Already True” is a powerful thing to do, as is living my life fully now and not waiting to be any weight or look any way. I don’t do well with structure, and I think that’s one reason your program works for me.

I haven’t binged in a few months; I eat exactly what I feel like eating when I’m hungry, and one BIG point–if I do have a compulsive eating time or day, I know that that’s normal too and it’s OK and I just get back into my recovery “space.”  I could say so much more, but I want people to know that if you want to recover from your eating disorder, you can.

And what I’ve found in Nina V.’s practice is working beautifully for me!

— Lisa Baker


“Your work is truly revolutionary.You change lives!”


Your work is truly revolutionary. I’ve been healing from binge eating for 8 years and while I’ve tried a ton of techniques and methods to overcome this, NOTHING is as effective or lasting as what you teach.

With your help, I’ve just gotten to this place of peace and surrender. My obsession with food and getting over bingeing has significantly decreased, which has significantly decreased the amount of times I binge. Your videos and worksheets address EVERY question or reservation I’ve had about recovery.

You’ve been thought it ALL, so I completely trust you to guide me, along with your other followers. You change lives!

Sarah Greenberg



“It’s been a full year of living free with out the
constant burden of binge eating disorder consuming my every thought”

May 24 2012

Dear Nina,
You have been a great help and inspiration to me, your site and book
are effective and beautiful resources for positive information on
recovery from eating disorders. You offer enthusiastic and frequent
suggestions for many people in the same situation an alternative to
our sentence. Nothing is more important than that, hope, support,
someone that believes in you and that you can change. Being told again
and again that you can never fully recover or have a normal life is so
detrimental and damning. When I found your site, and learned about
your techniques for intuitive eating and changing how I think it gave
me the motivation I needed desperately to get out of my situation.

Took me months to reprogram my thinking and kill bad habits but it was
so worth it and now it’s been a full year of living free with out the
constant burden of binge eating disorder consuming my every thought.

I am extremely grateful to have come across your site and I plan to
continue following and reading all the information you put out to keep
me positive and informed. For me it was being reassured that I don’t
need to be on a diet and over time the yo~yo dieting stopped, my
anxiety was gone and I was no longer in a dark place. I was able to
focus on other more important things in my life other than food, diets
and as soon as I let go, the weight started to drop too. I was working
out for fun, I was eating what I wanted with out guilt,I wasn’t hungry
anymore and I wasn’t destroying myself anymore. I was finally just
living like a normal person that I always wanted to be.

Thank you for being there and helping me and so many others see that recovery and
change is possible!


Jessica Ward



“This program gives you everything you need to free yourself from the obsession with food and weight. It by far is the BEST recovery toolbox I have found.” 

Nina’s Eating Disorder Recovery Program is unlike any other. The tools and advice Nina provides in this program are thought-provoking and transformative. She shows anyone suffering from any form of disordered eating the steps to take in order to transform into a normal eater.

Nina does not attempt to sell you another diet plan or routine you must follow in order to “recover.”

Her program teaches you how to start trusting yourself again. Her personal accounts prove that you do not need to follow a strict set of rules to find complete freedom.

She teaches you how to get rid of the good vs bad thinking that plagues so many of disordered eaters. Nina proves that it is possible to completely recover from an eating disorder and her program shows you how you can reach complete recovery for yourself.

Nina’s program gives you personalized videos, action exercises, visualization techniques, and so much more in order to show you that YOU have the power to recover, and that complete recovery is possible.

Nina’s program is easy to navigate and she even breaks down her videos into 4 different modules – Body, Mind, Spirit, Post Recovery – so that you can focus on whatever area you are struggling the most with at that time.

She also provides a one stop page with over 20 PDF bonuses along with 3 e-books with empowering techniques and tools to bring you closer to complete freedom from disordered eating. Nina also provides video and audio downloads to make her program even more accessible, which makes it even easier to stay focused and dedicated to your complete recovery.

This program gives you everything you need to free yourself from the obsession with food and weightIt by far is the BEST recovery toolbox I have found.

The ideas and concepts Nina provides brings relief to sufferers because she shows you that there is a way out. Nina proves that COMPLETE recovery is possible, and gives anyone that is suffering from disordered eating the courage and strength to completely recover.

Thank you Nina for providing this incredible, one-of-a-kind Eating Disorder Recovery Program.

Thank you again for providing this, you have no idea how much your personal accounts and tips and techniques have helped me in my recovery. I NEVER thought I would be able to feel the way I now feel around food again.

This program will change your life, and give you back the peace and freedom your eating disorder has taken from you.




 “Nina is real…she’s there for you…just take the first step!”

Hi, Nina!

I really like this one video you did where you discuss if you’re making the thing worse!

That was tough! But important!


I think you’re program rocks, basically!

I love the easy-to-use format…..really simple to find what you want to focus on!

Some of the backgrounds in the videos are really nice…I like the bamboo curtain the best.

I also like that you don’t talk too fast! Dr. Oz drives me nuts!

I like how you removed the focus off food and weight.

The Daily Statement and Inner-cise are wonderful.

I also like that you have post recovery. Sometimes one can feel lost at this stage!

The option for pdf is great. Luckily, I respond best to video.

The language is easy to understand, too!


Good job, Nina! GG



 “Nina is real…she’s there for you…just take the first step!”

Dear Nina,

Thanks to your books and website,

I’m doing very well. I’m no longer doing compulsive or emotional eating. I don’t see a need to!—and this from someone who ate the whole box of cereal in one sitting, and couldn’t keep any favorite foods in the home!


I eat well, and I eat what I like.


The big thing I did was to:

eat normally for me, get busy with my life, eliminate binge food for a while,

not discuss eating disorder stuff, stay away from disordered eaters,

basically I followed your steps. I also learned to recognize what part of me was me,

and what part was the voice of compulsive eating (which was not me!).

I suffered with what I have come to believe is compulsive eating after having done many a diet and exercise program since the 1990’s!!!!


I suppose that’s just because everyone did diets! Normal eating wasn’t popular or discussed!

I believe I also did compulsive exercise, to keep off the “lost” weight from the diets!

I’ve been anywhere from a high of 195, to a low of 113 pounds and back up again…. yo-yoing (which has stopped. Now I’m  slowly losing weight!).


The best thing I learned from your site was self love and gratitude.

That goes a long way in overeating prevention. I think overeating is a sure sign

of self distrust and dislike.

All in all, I healed from the worst of the stuff in about 3 months. My weight never increases,

in fact, I’ve lost some! The best part is gaining life! :)

I can’t say my weight is all gone, but, I am losing slowly….I can feel it in my clothes!

Oh, I think the Q & A Tuesday videos are awesome! I love how they come with action steps!

I got so much out of the website too! Very user friendly. I also have the free ebook on intuitive eating, and got a lot of

great info from it!


Nina is real…she’s there for you…just take the first step! I can really tell that she’s been there, because I can relate to what she says so well!


When I bought Nina’s book, I’d hit diet bottom…couldn’t do another day! Didn’t want to…

I knew this was right for me. Nothing else out there really struck me as doable or even safe. I’m very thankful.


I hope this seriously helps someone who reads it!




“I almost cried because for the first time I noticed my confidence had gotten better”

Dear Nina,

I just wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work creating your new program! It is amazing!

I have been saying my daily statement to myself and the universe every night and morning and whenever I get a free minute and already my mind feels like there has been a shift from being so worried and self concious to just being content with who I am. I also figured out my triggers and have eliminated/annihilated them!

I am a dance instructor and my self confidence was terrible which would show through in my dancing. Being in a room full of wall to wall mirrors having to wear tiny shorts and a singlet and also trying not to compare myself with the other dancers sometimes makes it impossible not to worry about how you look. But thanks to you and your program I figured out that mirrors are a big trigger for me.

Now when I teach I just see straight through the mirror like it’s not even there. I went to work last night and in my last hour had some free time so recorded a video of myself dancing, usually I would be very judgemental when I watched it back but I almost cried because for the first time I noticed my confidence had gotten better, I was more expressive and in the moment, my technique was better and there wasn’t one time where I paused and looked at myself in the mirror!

There’s another thing to add to your list of amazing talents Nina Expressive Dance Tutor! Lol.

My favourite things about your program:

  • Daily statement to the universe.
  • Affirmations and visualisations.
  • I have put all the MP3s and MP4s on my ipod and listen to the MP3’s in the car on my way to work.
  • The PDF’s are great, I make sure I make time to read them each day.
  • The fact that the program not only helps you to recover from eating disorders but it gives you the tools to become something great in your life instead of just being recovered and not knowing what to do with yourself. That is probably what I love most.

For the first time I ate McDonalds with my boyfriend a couple of nights ago for the first time in years and didn’t completely freak out about it.

I think it was a sign that I had done the right thing in trusting I would be ok because I got the best happy meal present ever! A blue my little pony! (Photo attached). She sits on the dashboard of my car now as a reminder that I am completely recovered from all eating disorders. (notice my present tense, I’m learning hehe).

I will finish there because I know you’re a busy girl and this email is massive.

Thanks again so much! You are an absolute gem!




“That program is going to help a whole lot of people.  You too, I’m sure”


I got the new Recover From Eating Disorders E-Program a few days ago and ever since I have been feasting my eyes and ears on the unbelievable cornucopia of goodies it’s packed with.  There is so much in there, it’s quite overwhelming to think of the amount of work, effort, time and – yes, love – that must have gone into it.


Even at this early stage I can see that it comprehensively covers all possible bases.  Surely anyone with an eating disorder would be filled with positivity just looking at the sheer range and scope of what’s included, as it’s pretty much designed to leave no eating disorder anywhere to hide, I reckon.



I asked my husband – a battle-scarred and weary veteran of my long-term eating disorder and a Psychologist to boot – to assist me with some of the downloading, and in order to check that everything was running across smoothly he checked a few of the videos.

Later, and quite unasked for, he told me how impressed he’d been by what he’d seen – both in the breadth and depth of the entire package, and also the content itself.  ‘You know, that Nina has really got something,’ he told me.  ‘She not only really knows what she’s talking about, but the no-nonsense way in which she puts it across is exactly what’s needed.  That program is going to help a whole lot of people.  You too, I’m sure.’


Yes, well – I could have told him that. That’s why I’m going to get straight on back to it right now.


–         Jan



Hi Nina thank u for your emails and I just want to say thanks as well for all your on line videos .
The Q and A Tuesdays are so awesome, I’m so inspired by you!
Just thought Id let you know how much I got out of all the videos and stories you put on line .
And yes I’m as well one of those people in emotional eating HELL .and thanks to all your efforts im just sitting down almost everyday writing out all the things im noticing progressions on .
And yes I have so many Questions, but seems like when I go onto go on internet to watch your videos I somehow can find answers .
I write out all questions and seems like I get answers from there as well. Im amazed with my progression and noticing a huge difference in my behaviors when doing almost anything .Thank u for taking time to send me direct emails .Just knowing that your there makes me feel so supported ,and helps me progress .       
bye for now NATALIE

Dear Nina, thank you so much for answering my question! I feel so
honored that you directed your video message to me personally; I
understand you are receiving so many emails on a weekly basis. I
realize how you are catering your site to all of us who are having
different triggers in our eating disorders. I feel blessed how you
have reassured me in how to reach recovery and that the natural weight
that comes with that should be less important than having complete
freedom with food. I just want you to know how you are touching hearts
all over the world. I am very grateful for your help! Wishing you all
the best, love & happiness, -x- Suzanne (from The Netherlands)


“You’re truly an angel of inspiration.”

Hi Nina

I’ve watched every single one of your videos and I can’t thank you
enough for everything you’re doing. You’re truly an angel of

I’ve had all the various ED’s, and for the last 10 years have been
restricting my diet/anorexic again. I know I can
still get there, though, I know it. Thanks so much for – well, for
being Nina V.

Take care




Dear Nina,

I want to be free, just like you [oh how I admire you, how you inspire me!!]
Bárbara A.

Hi Nina,
I just wanted to tell you that I can’t wait for the videos to be put up! You have really changed my life..I had anorexia 10 years ago and have been “managing” my eating disorder ever since (barely at times). The day I read your story was the first time I truly felt like I too can be a normal eater. I have not dieted for just over 2 months now and have been going through absolute hell…but I know now that there is no turning back! Everyday that I don’t feel the urge to binge is a blessing. I really can’t thank you enough for helping me Nina :)
Have a lovely day
From Dom xx

Thank you so much for sharing your experience!
I’ve been trying to recover from my ED for 2 weeks now, but had no idea how to do so – i thought simply eating more would suffice. I realize now that, as you stated, I have to completely let go of my food/dieting obsession in order for this to work. Simply eating more is not going to work in the long run if I’m unable to do so without feeling overwhelmed by guilt and self-consciousness. My goal, at present, is to be able to live without constantly thinking about food, and instead focus on the things that really matter. Nutritional values is not one of them.
It’s definitely motivating to hear that permanent recovery is possible (one is often told otherwise), and also that you got better so fast! I am looking forward to a brighter, less restrained future, and have no doubt that yours will be too =)


You are so right anyone can recover from Ed if they truly do want that.
Not to say it’s easy but it is possible. Thanks for sharing this here and giving us hope that we can be free from ED. I still have my struggles but I have come along way from where I have been and I am honest with my dietitian and my counselor when I feel I am struggling more with things.

Hi :)

I just wanted to say how inspiring you are to me!!! I have been dealing with an eating disorder for 23 yrs now and feel like I am stuck in limbo and don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and I am afraid I will not make it long enough to see my children grow into adults. I enjoyed reading the posts thank you!!!!!


Nina, thanks so much for sharing your story with us AND dedicating a site for recovery. What powerful hope you have given us…sincere gratitude.
Hugs from Houston…….Kathy

Nina…thank you for sharing this! You are completely right…dieting does not work, and it can lead to an eating disorder or relapse into one again very quickly. I too am recovered, after over 35 years of living in the Hell of an ED. Thank you for the inspiring reminders!!
Jan ♥

Thank you so much for sharing this.
I used to be on this site all the time, but then went into IP treatment for my eating disorder so i haven’t been on it for a couple months.
I think that you are so right about this. This was the biggest thing they stressed on me while I was in treatment… Intuitive Eating. It has helped me so much. It takes away so much guilt about eating “good” and “bad” foods. It teaches you that there really isn’t a “good” or “bad” food, but rather that your body will tell you what it wants/needs. Food loses its power to control you and it simply just becomes food.
Thank you so much again for sharing!

Hi Nina, I just wanted to let you know that this site has really
touched me today. I’m seventeen, and I’ve been dealing with an eating
disorder in some form for the last three years or so. The last few
months have been particularly bad for me, and anyways tonight I was
online looking at “thinspiration” websites, diet tips, binge stories,
etc, all the while lusting after blown up images of food on the food
channel on tv. It seems contradictory, to be reading about the 101
ways to keep myself from eating and then to be idolizing pictures of
food, but it’s been a pretty regular thing for me. I look at all these
images of emaciated women and with each picture I hate myself more and
more; I would read anorexia tips and swear oaths of faithfulness to my
eating disorder… and then I would watch the tv and start thinking
“when I have my next binge, after I get skinny enough to afford a
binge, I’ll eat that, and this, and this, and oh, look how good that
looks….” Anyways, I accidentally stumbled across this page, and I
was going to get off of it but your story just really caught my eye.
And I’ve read a lot of eating disorder recovery stories, but yours
really stands out to me. I see a real joy in your story, and such a
liberation from what used to have such bondage over you. Because I
could really see myself in your eating disorder story, I began to put
myself in your recovery story, and wow. I really felt like I wanted
what you have. I’ve felt like this before; I’ve felt like I want to
get better and beat this, but I think you’ve helped me to believe I
can truly be free. I’ve thought that I could maybe manage to get out
of the death-grip, but I’ve always thought that my eating disorder
would forever be lingering around me, tempting me, and ready to devour
me again if I gave in. After reading what you’ve been through, I have
hope that I really can become free of this eating disorder. Thank you.

Hi Nina,
I found your website a week ago. I relate so much to your posts, and
find them so incredibly encouraging. Thanks so much for your help, and congratulations on your recovery and
creating such a helpful blog.

Jessica March 4, 2011 at 8:42 am [edit]
I too have heard that one can never fully recover, but I am sick of hearing that. There is no hope when one hears this and I believe what you did is break through. I am on my way and following your footsteps and I know it’s still early for me to say but I feel freaking great! You are going to change so many people’s lives and gave me so much hope and when I was in my darkest days. Thank you!

Hi Nina,
I came across your site and I’ve found it so helpful. I’d just like
to say how much I admire you and how far you have come. I think trying
to beat an eating disorder is the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to
do and I really really want to follow in your footstep and have
complete freedom too. Your are such an inspiration to me and all the
others with these problems and its so good to be able to find a good
example to look up to :).
Sorry I know that I’ve just asked you like a million questions, its
just that I don’t have anyone else to ask, I don’t know anyone else
that has overcome this disorder.
Thanks again for your time and for not forgetting all of us that are
still struggling.
Meave xxxxx


I just finished reading about your story on blog.mamasheakth.com and I found it truly inspiring

Hi Nina,
Well done on letting go of your eating disorder. Keep spreading your message of hope

Dear Nina,
I read your story. I am in awe. I can’t believe how it is possible, to
recover so completely, to be so happy and to eat so intuitively.
Mostly I think the only way out of this is to die. reading your story
has opened my eyes, it is possible to recover, but i don’t think it
will ever happen to me. How did you do it?
I wish i could be you…

Thank you so much for answering my questions and inspiring me to take this big step. I really appreciate it. I hope that one day I can be in the same spot of freedom as you!

Hi Nina,
I want to thank you for your answer, it really triggered me to get
well. Your blog will be in my favorites, it is sooo inspiring! So
thank you, thank you for your help =)

But I want you to know what a difference it made! I have been trying so hard to just keep being free as the aim. I have stopped calorie counting completely which is amazing! I have set myself goals for each day, for example to stop measuring my body and stop planning what I am going to eat.
I sometimes think I should just accept that I will always be like this. Maybe physically better but always obsessed. But then I read your story and think it must be possible!!

Hi! Thank You for your blog…it really inspires me to keep trekking
down this road of recovery.

Hi Nina,
Love this post–I too struggle at times to understand what a “normal” eater looks like. I loved your list–it’s inspiring! Great blog, I’m bookmarking it to read more very soon.

I like the way you outlined some of the elements of healthy
eating–eating what you want, responding to hunger, including all foods in a
healthy eating plan, and staying at a healthy weight. Congratulations on
letting go of the diet mentality!

I just read your blog about recovering from an eating disorder. It was very encouraging!

Dear Nina,
I would love to live the way you do today, completely free from it all.. your story is so inspiring..

Hi Nina,

I viewed your blog you shared…WOW!! You are an inspiration for me, that little flicker of “hope” is there inside me when I read that you are no longer consumed by food & exercise! I am SO happy for you.
Take care and keep sharing!

Hi Nina,

I have been waiting to read this post until I could sit down and really think about it because I love every word you wrote. I totally agree with you. It still seems like a miracle to me that this kind of eating is even possible for someone who was as jacked up about food as I was . But it works! I hope to be able to say, like you, that my weight hasn’t fluctuated in 3 years. (And since I’m not having any more babies that should be do-able!!)

Charlotte from greatfitnessexperiment

Brilliant! I agree with every word. The funny thing is, a mere year ago, I would have been the one completely stymied by the concept of normal eating. I’d been ED’d for soooo many years that I figured I would never know how to eat normal or even comfortably. And yet… I do now. It still blows my mind. Intuitive eating really works (both the books and the concept in general) and I feel such an amazing freedom now. I’m immensely grateful for this – I honestly never thought I’d get to this point.
Charlotte from thegreatfitnessexperiemnt

i found your website days ago. I’ve been so depressed with my ED and i’m so ashamed to tell about it to anyone. I read everything here and thank God and thanks to you, your articles are so inspiring :)
These 2 days i’ve been doing good, everything’s under my control. I don’t restrict myself, i eat whatever i like in moderation :) Everything just feels so good!
Thank you for your sharing, you’re my inspiration :

I was linked to your blog from PsychCentral. Your success story is very uplifting. Thank you for being an inspiration to those of us who suffer from eating disorders and want to seek help.

I want to thank you for your answer, it really triggered me to get
well. Your blog will be in my favourites, it is sooo inspiring! So
thank you, thank you for your help =)

Just wanted to share that your blog is inspiring and so positive. It’s
difficult to find online resources that help STOP the obsession with
food (there are so many that just keep the focus on food, and as we
know that’s not the solution). You do a great job in gently
introducing new coping skills while addressing the thoughts and
mechanisms that keep us trapped in our heads. You really understand
this disease and congratulations on recovering! It’s a daily struggle.
I don’t know if you’ve ever read “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath but I
feel like I’m getting out of the “Bell Jar” with eating and your blog
is part of my new way of life. Thank you! Good luck and blessings with
your endeavors.


wow, you said it all!

Hi Nina,
You are doing a wonderful and inspiring thing,
and I truly commend you for your dedication.

Brilliant! I agree with every word. The funny thing is, a mere year ago, I would have been the one completely stymied by the concept of normal eating. I’d been ED’d for soooo many years that I figured I would never know how to eat normal or even comfortably. And yet… I do now. It still blows my mind. Intuitive eating really works (both the books and the concept in general) and I feel such an amazing freedom now. I’m immensely grateful for this – I honestly never thought I’d get to this point.

Your article has given me the one thing I was missing which was hope. I never thought I would be able to fully recover or get rid of this demon controlling me. I am so so happy that you have and THANK YOU for putting it online.. I’m sure it has provided tons of people with inspiration and hope! I have it bookmarked under a smily face so I read it every day!
I’m not sure how long the recovery process will take but I know that I can do it.
If you have any tips please tell me.. I need all the help I can get!
Thank you again,
Zazie xxx

Dear Nina,

Your post is so helpful and inspiring. I’m at the beginning of my eating disorder recovery and even though it feels like a very long and tough road ahead of me, I love the idea of visualizing my success. Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to read your new book. Hopefully, I can share my journey and help others someday too.

Hi Nina,
I chose to write you because I was inspired by you.
– Megan

I just read your post titled: ‘I have recovered from bulimia, anorexia, overeating and binge eating’ and I thought it was very inspiring. I love that you have got your life back after dealing with an eating disorder.
– Janet

Hi Nina!
I really needed to hear this. This morning i woke up and couldn’t find an ounce of hope.
In the process of recovering from years of anorexia, I have flipped to the other side of the coin and have been binging/starving uncontrollably.
The positives of this are that my weight is restored to ‘healthy’ now, which has only been possible with the binges, but i feel like i’m losing myself to another eating disorder now.. when i am supposed to be ‘recovering’. what a mess!!
Thank you for the encouragement

I can relate to this so much. I’ve been through the same thing, having had anorexia, only to develop a binge eating disorder in which I am still recovering from after a year and half. Stories such as Nina’s give me hope that it will not last forever. Thank you for posting this x
December 22, 2010 6:57 am

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