Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'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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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hunger and fullness

Ive been asked by a few people about hunger... either you eat too little or you eat until bursting point. And this is something you need to work with... to find balance. After each meal you should feel satisfied.. know that that meal will keep you full for 2-4 hours.
  In recovery though you might go through a stage where you are really hungry and need to eat every 30 minutes. But in general, if you feel that you are always hungry, that you aren't satisfied after a meal. Then eat more. Your body is obviously telling you that it wants more food, itä's not full. So don't be scared to eat more.
  This scale below is good to follow... try to aim for a 6... if you feel that you are getting too full (and you arent following a meal plan) then stop there. However, if you follow a meal plan where it has been calculated how much you should eat. Then follow that.

Usually eating 5-6 meals a day is good, because you eat regularly and the meal you eat should keep you satisfied until the next time you eat... and really, you should be getting small hunger cues before the next meal. Because when you eat intuitvaly, its hunger and fullness cues you listen to (and then those days/times when you eat more just because the food is so delicious or boredom etc).
  You might have lost the hunger and fullness cues.. meaning you can't really trust your body. A small meal makes you uncomfortably full... but then you need to eat anyway. Go a few weeks where you might have uncomfortable fullness, but then it will pass and you will be able to eat normal meals and feel satisfied after!






Nobody can eat according to hunger 100% of the time. Mostly, you should eat because you’re hungry. Sometimes, you eat because something is fantastic, even if you’re full. And always, you eat what your body wants. Always. 
At first, eating intuitively was hard. I had to think about it a lot. But now? I don’t really think about it at all. I feel free. 
I no longer have to measure out every tablespoon of food. I don’t have to track everything in a stupid weight loss app on my iPhone. I don’t have to count and weigh and measure and go to sleep hungry. The food that I eat isn’t classified into “healthy” or “not healthy” categories. I just eat and I’m happy. 
My body image is better than it’s ever been and I love it.
— Intuitive Eating, My Style 

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