Life without Anorexia

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

My life at the moment is completely different to how it once was. I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia and depression as well as struggling with self harm and overexercising. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
And since 2012 i have been declared healthy from my eating disorder.

I have been blogging for 7 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 now blog about recovery, my life, veganism and positivity!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Food should not be seen in the amount of hours you need to exercise


I just saw this photo reblogged on my dash…
It is not okay to equate food with the need to exercise. It is not reasonable to view food as something that has to be burned off.
Do you know what this reminds me of? Exercise Bulimia. People who suffer from the disease use working out as a form of purging away the calories that they ate, and their behaviors lead them to having a variety of health problems, such as extreme fatigue, muscle damage, nerve damage, electrolyte imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, and athletic injury.
Please, never feel like if you eat something that you consider ‘unhealthy’ you have to immediately hop on the cardio machine to rid your system of it. Eating disorders are VERY serious, and once you start to think of food in this way, there is a high chance that you are beginning to develop disordered behaviors.
It is important to appreciate food for what it is: Nourishment. Food is not the enemy, and torturing yourself through endless exercise because of calorie consumption is unhealthy and unsafe.


Have you ever heard the quote, Eat to Exercise, Dont Exercise to Eat.
  Food is fuel, your body needs it. You still need to eat whether you have done absaloutly nothing all day or you have run around town all day. Just being alive, breathing burns calories.

Infact, it happend numerous times in recovery where i ate all my meals, had no exercise at all and i still lost weight some weeks, or didnt gain weight....

If you are only exercising, So that you can eat, or compensating for eating that is a sick thing. It is not a healthy relationship with food or exercise.

For some people, when they know that they are going out for dinner, or going to eat junk food or something, then they get anxiety and have to workout even more, but that isnt the way it should be. You shouldnt see food, and think, now i have to run for an hour.
  Just eat food you like, dont restrict or cut out any foods, exercise if you enjoy it (not everyone does, and thats ok!), and exercise moderatly and just live life... be happy.

Dont feel guilty for eating chocolate or eating an extra portion of dessert, dont feel guilty because you didnt workout....

Just live life
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you this really helps :) as this is something which i really struggle with... I feel that if i didn't exercise enough i should not eat as much...

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