Restrictive eating habits and dieting are some of the strongest risk factors for developing disordered eating. Negative body image and lack of self- worth, when combined with other biological, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, social, and cultural factors like beauty standards and fad diets, can lead to an eating disorder.
If you think you might have an eating disorder you are not alone. Everyone’s experience and road to recovery looks different and is shaped by the broader context of culture and systemic oppression. The Center for Health and Wellbeing strives to recognize these differences in our collective work and to approach disordered eating and eating disorders through a body liberation lens. We believe that all bodies are worthy of care and we celebrate body diversity in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders on campus.