Life without Anorexia

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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.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Detoxing the body?

Detoxes....... something which is seen as great by many people but i dont quite know how i feel about them.

There are times when your body can feel sluggish, more tired and heavy and then all i want to do is eat carrots, drink lemon water and green tea. But i believe that is more my bodies way of saying, you need more fruit and vegetables in your diet right now... maybe cut down on the dairy and maybe not eat chocolate 6/7 days a week. But would i go on a 2 week detox with just juices/teas/lemon water? No i dont think i would..... your body is already a detoxing machine. Your organs work to filter out the things that your body doesnt need. Though of course if someone drinks lots of alcohol and eats McDonalds everyday then doing a 2-3 day detox with no alcohol, no processed food and drinking lots of water and lemon water, eating fruit and vegetables and getting fresh air. That can do them alot of good. But i dont believe that a 2 week detox or any of those detox teas really work..... all they do is make you lose water and so you bloat less. But also it makes you drink more water which HELPS detox your body.... so why not drink lots more water, lemon water and green tea if you are feeling sluggish...   Maybe adding a green smoothie to your breakfast or as part of a night snack or lunch might be refreshing and give you energy and vitamins. But i dont think detoxes are necessary for anyone.

Detoxing from alcohol, smoking, processed food..... that can be a good idea. To give your body a break from the harshness of those things, but if you just do a week of drinking a detox tea and then go back to drinking alcohol 5 days a week and eating processed food everyday, then its +/-/0 .... no effect really.

"If toxins did build up in a way your body couldn’t excrete, he says, you’d likely be dead or in need of serious medical intervention. “The healthy body has kidneys, a liver, skin, even lungs that are detoxifying as we speak,” he says. “There is no known way – certainly not through detox treatments – to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better.”"

I think THIS article is great at explaining WHY detoxes arent needed.


  1. Detox er bare tull. Kroppens utskillelse av stoffer er en prosess som på ingen måte kan påvirkes av en smoothie... Det er heller ingenting som skulle tilsi at frukt og grønt får andre egenskaper bare fordi det gjøres flytende.

    Detox er tøv og svindel, og du kan like greit spise de grønnsakene til maten din

    1. Precis... att äta rätt och dricka vatten är allt som behövs :)

  2. i think that a person should eat a healthy diet thet does not need a detox. you should eat healthy all the time (which does include eating something not so healthy every once in a while) ;)

    1. Exactly!! i dont think detoxes work, but if you eat healthy and balanced then your body works fine and is not in need of any of those detox diets.

  3. Hi!
    I myself would be quite interested to try the whole 30 diet. It´s 30 days dairy-, grain-, grain-, sugar-, soy- and alcohol-free diet. Would be too difficult though, as I would have to carry around lunches and snacks at school and work :)
    Maybe someday I try it for a shorter period of time, maybe a week.
    Could you try this?

    1. I dont really see the point in those types of diets because i dont eat so much sugar, soy, alcohol or grains and the past few days i havent been eating so much dairy... i prefer to just eat what im craving anyway.Not have anything about what i can or cant eat.