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!

If you have any questions leave them in the comment section as i am much quicker at answering there, otherwise you can always send an email:


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Video: How to cope with dieters and to focus on your own goals

Sooo.... i decided to make a video!! I dont know why... but now ive made it so i thought, why not post it. Even if  i barely say anything useful, hahah :)

Though maybe more videos will come in the new year, or maybe not!!

Anyway, i hope you enjoy it :)


  1. This has been so useful Izzy! I know that you've already done a post on the dangers or negatives of recovering with a low calorie intake (i.e. 1500 calories etc) , as you said this slows down your metabolism, meaning it might never fully recover and you will be eating 1500 a day for your whole life arguably as a way of sustaining your weight. Whereas if you eat 300-2500 calories a day in recovery, your metabolism will recover, meaning you will be able to then sustain your weight at a normal calorie intake (say between 2000-2500). I was wondering if you could write again about this, or a bit more about this, as I have found this really useful in managing to up my calorie intake, as I am scared that my metabolism might never recover, and your posts about this help me to increase my calorie intake to avoid this. And more videos would be great! xxx

    1. * I meant between 3000-3500 calories for your metabolism to recover!

    2. Ill try write a post about this again :) Just remind me if i dont within the next week :)

    3. Thank you so much Izzy! And I just want to replicate what is said in the below comments - you are beautiful and amazing and I wouldn't be recovering without you! I hope that you have a fabulous 2015! xxxxx

  2. This was awesome thank you so much. By the way you are very beautiful and I really admire and look up to you lots. I hope you have an amazing and super fun new year! Give yourself more credit this year for all you do! Without you I wouldn't have recovered so thank you from my heart.

    1. This put a huge smile on my face, thank you so much!!! <3

  3. this was the most inspirational and meaningful video i've seen all year, truly. and it means so much that im watching it new year's eve (8:12 pm California america) and i really want to thank you for this blog.. its been a daily thing, checking in, even 4-5 times a day :) happy new year, izzy,

    ps; you remind me of Merida from Disney's Brave :3

    1. Ohh im so glad to hear you like it!! :) And thank you so much! I hope you have a lovely 2015!

  4. Dear Izzy!
    This was an amazing video and it came just on time. I was also struggling with Christmas and New Years Eve but I know that it is necessary for me to gain.
    You are so wonderful, smart, beautiful and I hope you understand how much hope and support have you given others!
    Thank you very much!