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, October 18, 2014
Portion sizes can be hard but i wouldnt measure food, because that can make you obsessed about it. Start obsessing about weighing food and counting calories which isnt healthy. A good way to know whether you have eaten enough or not is to ask yourself if you are still hungry... If you still feel a little hungry after a meal then you know you didnt eat enough.
How much you should eat all depends on what your goal is... but i would say for snacks the pictures above are good representations of a normal snack. Though there are so many snack things out there... but ill put it this way... for an afternoon snack its not enough with just a fruit an a biscuit. But instead go for something like a sandwich (with 2 slices of bread or 2 other types of bread) with filling and maybe a fruit. Or yoghurt/oatmeal with fruit and nuts and something on the side etc
And for morning and night snacks things like fruit, yoghurt, nuts, dried fruit, crisp bread, hot chocolate, biscuits etc... combine a few of those things together.
HERE is a post with snack ideas :)
For lunch and dinner,i would go for 40% carbs, 30% protein and 20% veggies and 10% healthy fats.... so think that almost half the plate should be filled with carbs, a third of the plate with protein and whats left should be veggies and some form of healthy fat or a sauce :)
Think like this... take more than what you want to plate. Plate up what you think looks normal, then add a little bit more of everything. And start from there... Though portion sizes vary so much really, somedays you are more hungry, some days less... but its good to follow some standard guide when in recovery :)
HERE is a post about portion sizes, however know that in recovery the portion sizes vary alot... and arent the normal portion sizes for someone who needs to maintain their weight.