I follow many recovery accounts on Instagram because I'm trying to find some inspiration but sometimes it's pretty triggering to see how little these people eat at times. And then there is those almost fully recovered people and this one thing which I just can't understand and it's bothering me all the time: because feels like everyone is exercising, going to the gym, lifting weights and having very lean and good-looking body. Just like you have as well. (But I absolutely dont want to blame or judge you!! Just trying to explain my messy thoughts) So feels like it's pretty easy to say "it's okay to eat chocolate and junk food, it wont kill you or making you fat" etc. People who exercise that's not problem of course because they are so active and it doesnt affect their bodies. But like me: I dont have chance to go to the gym, I have no energy or motivation exercise many times in a week because I'm just not so active or have this huge passionate for exercising.(Of course it's something that I enjoy and I like go for runs and walks but it's just something which I dont like or want to do too often because otherwise I get bored with it)
So it's quite discordant when those people encourage to eat sometimes fully fat things and "unhealthy" foods etc. Of course it's easy to say that when you don't have to worry about these extra calories because it might be just a good thing for people who are exercising a lot.
But.. Hnngh.. I'm not sure what I'm trying to say. ._. It just make me sad. Those who are active can eat about everything without getting fat noticeably and recommend the same for everyone. But it doesnt works in the same way with people like me. It's frustrating. It would be more believable if there were people who have this "normal" body shape with fat and without noticeably muscles and they would say "it's okay to eat chocolate!"
What do you think about this? And hope this doesnt offend you because I think you are an amazing and joyful person and I really like your blog ♥
First off thank you, and im sorry i had never replied to your comment. I had planned to write a post but forgot about it.
I 101% understand what you are saying and i am pretty sure you arent the only one with those thoughts. I have had people tell me that i amnt fully recovered or that i dont portray someone who is recovered because i look the way i look.
But i am not going to be made to feel ashamed for the way i look or the way i live my life (which i know you ARENT doing in your comment!)
And the truth is, there are many out there who claim they are recovered but still have an unhealthy weight or an obsession with exercise or have developed another form of an eating disorder. And it can be hard to tell the difference.
I follow alot of people on IG who have recovered from an eating disorder but all they eat is oatmeal, salads, chicken etc (yes i eat those things as well) but i also eat chocolate, ice cream, crisps etc
And maybe that doesnt feeling so convincing to you... you think Well she only eats that because she works out. Because she exercises alot. And maybe... maybe that might be why i dont gain weight but you can STILL eat chocolate, cookies, crisps etc without gaining weight.
I dont eat those things just because i have exercised. Even on days i dont workout if i want chocolate i will eat some. My diet ISNT based on whether i exercise or not. Infact somedays when i workout i eat less than usual and somedays when i dont workout i eat more than usual... thats just how it is.
The important thing to remember is that everybody is different. The way i eat might not work for you. Just like the way you eat might not work for me.
But balance and moderation works for EVERYBODY. Its just that what is balance or moderation is different for everybody. Somebody who works out might be able to eat a bar of chocolate everyday and not gain weight - though that wouldnt be recommended 'cus that isnt so healthy either.
But you need to let go of the idea or fear that if you eat a certain food you will gain wieght and that you cant eat it because you dont workout. Your body can handle all types of food and you can still eat a large quantity.
If you are a normal weight and dont exercise do you need to eat c.a 2800 like i do? No... maybe not. If you dont workout so often (and that is OK. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. You dont have to like working out just because you see 100 other people doing it. Focus on what YOU like doing. Thats the most important) then you might just ened 2000-2200 or something. (i.e for maintaining weight.)