It can be easy to look at me and think...Ohh she's still slim, she exercises and eats a certain.... I have to do that as well.
But lets make one thing clear... the way i eat is not something weird or strange. Not for me or my family anyway. I eat what i want, what im craving and what we have at home. I dont make any weird demands that we have to have low fat or no sugar or vegan etc... If i want something like stevia, protein powder, bcaas etc i have to buy that myself but everything else i eat... my parents buy that as they eat it as well. So there is nothing strange with that.
And for exercise... No, you dont have to exercise after you've recovered. Not everyone likes exercise. Dont think that you have to exercise jsut to stay slim, or just so that you dont gain fat etc Thats NOT a healthy mindset if you force yourself to do workouts you hate just so that you dont gain fat.
And i also want to make it clear that i began exercising when i was 2-3 kg away from my goal weight. I wasnt allowed ANY exercise before that. And it was still minimal amounts in the beginnning. Since then, i took charge over my own workouts. Listened to my body, found a balance and now workout what i enjoy and what i want to do. No rules, musts or compensation. Just enjoyment.
But also you WONT be fat when you recover... and so what if you have fat. We all HAVE and NEED fat on our bodies. But you will be a healthy weight... your body will find its healthy set point whether thats X kilo or Y kilo, dont try to control that.
I promote healthy living... a healthy body and healthy mindset. But what health means and is to you... thats different from person to person. Some people need to cut down on sugar to be healthy, others need more cookies and cream to help maintain their weight. Others need to avoid gluten whilst others enjoy their daily bread. Some prefer dancing, others swimming, others yoga. Some just do P.E in school and others take walks with their dogs. I am not saying that one lifestyle is better than the other or that you have to be/act in a certain way to be healthy. Not everyone eats the same for optimal health. Not everyone does the same exercise or has the same lifestyle, but are still equally as healthy.
Focus on what health means to YOU. What makes YOU healthy and happy. THAT is what i promote.