Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.

I have been blogging for 4 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.

I am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.

I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at:


Friday, August 8, 2014

Afternoon snack

I wanted to show you how my quick and 2 part afternoon snack looked today!!

First off japanese trail mix snacks & some white chocolate covered liquorice (c.a 150g all together) after food shopping. And then when i came home i made a quick second part snack: quark and raisins and nuts :)
  And now i need to get ready quickly before i leave to meet my friends :)  Apparently we're going ot buy food when we get there... Hmmm, not sure if there is room for more at the moment!! hahaha  But i will fit some in :)

Also, today i got back my results of my food diary (for 4 days) which i had made a few weeks ago for the dietician at the CF clinic. So i got to see all her calculations - the amount of calories i ate everyday and even the macros. That was cool to see as i myself dont count any of that... so from her counting i eat around 2600-3200 kcal per day. The macros ill keep to myself but they were in a ratio of P: 27%, F 33% and C: 40%... and that all looked good as well... though i do have a high protein diet and she reccommended adding more fat to my diet... so i think im going to start adding more sunflower oils and things like that to my meals.

It was very interesting to see actually and to see all the levels of the different vitamins and minerals from my blood tests and the amount i get from vitamin tablets and also through food. :)


  1. hey izzy could you write A post about what dairy products you prefer and maybe a review of lindahls kvarg with the new flavours (the one in the picture and the one with raspberry if you have tried that one yet) i need to eat more calcium so need inspiration :)

    1. Yeah ill try do that... but i guess you live in Sweden as i dont think Lindahls is sold anywhere else, or?

    2. no but sometimes travel there plus kvarg is getting very popular in many countries so thought a post about different flavors would be fun :-D

  2. White chocolate -covered liquorice? My breathing is so heavy yo mama would buy it diet food! (You know that I'm just trying to wit around here a little, haha → place a winking smiley here, beacuse I don't like to use it. Talking of mommas, your mom is gorgeous, by the way! You have seemed very bond in the pictures :) This just popped into my head, I've had to say it earlier)

    1. I love white chocoalte covered liquorice... it sounds strange, but it is super yummy! MMMmmm, makes me want to buy some now :)
      Ohhh haha, yeah we have a sort of special bond. we can be really close and then the next day really far, so its very different. But she understands that im not the type of person who says everything and doesnt need to be super close and spend loads of time with people. But just knowing that they are there for me is what is important!

  3. Hi Izzy! I just wanted to tell you that I'm sorry for secretly being suspicious of you and your carb intake. I see you eat chrisp bread and lots of vegetables and sweetpotato, oatmeal etc. But I thought that because I sometimes see you eat meals or snacks with very little carbs, I had my doubts weather you were consciously eating less to sort of make up for the carbs you had in your other meals. Of course you look great and I don't think you eat too little, I just had my little theories and it bothered me a bit. This says more about my mental health than yours! I seem to compare my food habits with yours and that's not a very healthy thing to do. I have this sort of mindset like "If Izzy doesn't do it, why should I". For instance i tried to change my entire mealroutines because you looked so happy with yours. But I forgot that my body works differently than yours, my eating habbits gives me the energy, macronutrients and micronutrients that my body needs. I also found your Instagram and that triggered me a bit because I can't exercise as much at the moment since my hip needs to heal. I feel so bad for sitting on my computer judging someone who clarely is healthy and happy. Let's just blame it on the fact that I can't get my emotions out at the gym because of my hip ;)) It sucks to not be able to work out my lower body. It feels like my butt has dropped to the floor :(
    Keep up the good work! You are amazing and I'm sorry <3 <3

    1. Thank you :) Strange to read this... i do prefer if readers from this blog dont follow me on that account. Mainly because it truiggers THEM not me. I avoid writing about exercise, what i eat etc because it can lead to comparing and trigger my readers here. But on my IG account well there i post more, but still not everything i eat. Infact i find it quite funny when im told i dont eat enough or dont eat enough carbs... someday i might post exactly how i eat. With the handfuls of nuts here and there or the extra crisp bread etc and then you can see how i actually eat for a day or two. But i want to avoid negative comments, so i avoid doing that.

      And like you said, everybody is different. How i eat works for me, it doesnt mean it will work for you. You need to learn your own body, learn what works for you. And someday you can exercise again, but you still need to eat even if you dont exercise :)
      btw, if my IG account triggers you in anyway, dont follow as that is for YOUR health :) Think of your mental health and if you find yourself comparing or find it negative or triggering, you dont need that in your life :) :)

  4. One could easily calculate the macros in grams from those percentages :(

    1. Sure... but thats a waste of time really and that doesnt show a very healthy mind, does it? I mean it shouldnt matter to anyone else but me how much the macros and grams are? I dont even count them, i dont think 'phh i need to eat x amount of carbs or, i need to eat more fat now etc etc' i just eat what im craving. So sure, count out the macros if you want but thats not going to benefit you in any way.