Eating & Living: Recipes for Recovery with Francesca Baker

Francesca Baker

Francesca Baker knows all too well the struggle with food. Having spent time in an inpatient facility to get help with her eating disorder, food was often the topic of conversation. Beyond the fear and anxiety, she and other woman in treatment found that food fostered connection, a vital ingredient to recovery. Francesca created Eating & Living: Recipes for Recovery as a guide to reintegrate food into one’s life in a healthy way. It is a colorful cookbook that curates recipes from a community of people who have been personally affected by an eating disorder. In this episode of The Recovery Warrior Show, Francesca shares what it means to her to be both eating and living.

 

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What You’ll Learn

  • Why grocery shopping can be anxiety-provoking
  • How food can be more than fuel
  • Why doing something different takes vulnerability
  • What does WWBD mean
  • Writing exercises you can do to challenge your inner-critic

 

 Favorite Quote

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? -Marianne Williamson

 

Favorite Recovery Resource

 

Advice to Former Self

You have to do the action. Accept that this is where you are, but don’t resign yourself to staying here.

 

Definition of Recovery

Feeling okay. Life is ok, and that’s good enough; it doesn’t have to be perfect. Not everyone is going to be blissfully happy 100% of the time, so recovery is just learning how to deal with that.

 

For Your Journey

 

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