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From eating disorder to healthy, happy and loved is a great way to summarize my journey to healthy living.

Years before I become a Registered Dietitian and the Healthy Grocery Girl, I struggled with my own health. Being healthy wasn’t always natural or easy for me. I struggled with disordered eating in High School and early on in College. Today, I am such a different person than who I was years ago. I have a healthy relationship with food, my body, mind and soul. However, having past health struggles and overcoming them has given me empathy and compassion for those who are struggling. It is one of the reasons why I started Healthy Grocery Girl!

With Healthy Grocery Girl our community helps people embrace healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle. However, I understand that “healthy” can be a broad word and people are at different stages in their journey to health. In fact, many people struggle with eating disorders, whether it’s overeating, undereating, binging, obsessing over every calorie, or a combination of many unhealthy habits. Many people also struggle with respecting and being kind to their body. If this resonates with you, you are not alone.  Healthy Happy Loved is a movement to provide inspiration, hope and resources.  

On this page you will find resources to help those who are struggling with disordered eating.

This page is also helpful for family and friends who know someone struggling with disordered eating.

You will notice that my resources are Faith based because my Faith is what helped me heal. I understand that everyone has a different belief system and this page is not intended to offend anyone. Rather Healthy Happy Loved is meant to be a positive place for healing resources no matter what you believe, who you are, or where you live, you are welcome here!

Let’s Get Together! Megan is currently sharing her story and providing a message of encouragement with youth groups, women’s group and organizations. If you would like Megan to come speak with your group please visit our contact page or send us an email at info@healthygrocerygirl.com

A bit of encouragement: YOU CAN be healthy, YOU CAN be whole, YOU CAN. The journey begins within your very own heart. We all support you! Know that you are loved, that you are worthy, and that there is no one else in the world just like you. When you are living in your true health, when you are living your life to your fullest, imagine what that could look like? Perhaps there is great calling for your life to help others, to make a difference in the world? Your life matters, it’s worth fighting for, and it’s worth making the daily choice to put your health over any habits of escape or over any habits of comfort that may hurt you. Stay strong. Don’t give up. And if you stumble, be kind, and know that you can do this. Life is about progress not perfection.

 

Read, Watch and Learn More About Megan’s Healthy Story: 

Today’s Christian Woman Article: Body and Soul | My Journey From Eating Disorders to Healthy Living

My Health Story Video 

 

What does Healthy Happy Loved mean?

Healthy: Healthy in mind, body and soul

Happy: My happiness and joy is based on how happy I choose to be. My happiness is not based on outside circumstances or other people.

Loved: Unconditional love from God, loving others, caring for others, and respecting and being kind to myself.

 

Resources

Counseling

The American Association of Christian Counselors, Find a Counselor http://www.aacc.net/resources/find-a-counselor/

Treatment Center

Selah House http://selahhouse.com

Eating Disorder Hope : Find a Treatment Center http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/treatment-centers

Books

Breaking Free : Beth Moore

Captivating : John and Stasi Eldredge

Reshaping it All : Candace Cameron Bure

Made to Crave : Lysa TerKeurst

Battlefield of the Mind : Joyce Meyer

The Confident Woman : Joyce Meyer

Websites

National Eating Disorders Organization http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org 

Finding Balance http://www.findingbalance.com

Made to Crave http://madetocrave.org

To Write Love On Her Arms http://twloha.com

Reach Out http://us.reachout.com

Stop Bullying http://www.stopbullying.gov

Music

I Choose Jesus : Moriah Peters

10,000 Reasons : Matt Redman

Your Hands : JJ Hellar

Overcomer | What If We Were Real | Stronger | : Mandisa

Lord, I Need You : Matt Maher

How He Loves Us : Me in Motion

Tyrone Wells | Switchfoot | Kari Jobe

 

SHARE WITH US! If you know of a resource you think should be on this list please let us know about it! Send us a message by visiting our contact page or send us an email at info@healthygrocerygirl.com

 

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