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: lifewithoutanorexia@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Eating disorder recovery recipe book



The path to recovery is about more than simply the consumption of food to reach a healthy weight – it’s about everything around it.  Behaviours when faced with it, the emotions it triggers and the social aspects of engaging with it. Learning to love and connect with food again is a huge step on the path to recovery. A life not governed by food rules but allowing yourself permission to eat whatever you want, enjoy the tastes and experience the multitude of flavours available in the world is a very freeing space to be in.
And so to recover it is necessary to learn how to cook. A full and healthy life does not involve someone else providing your meals for you – a recovered individual has learned how to feed themselves.
 Food is meant to be an enjoyable part of living, but for those with eating disorders grocery shopping, planning meals, cooking and eating with others them all present huge challenges.
To help with some of the challenges of cooking for yourself when recovering from an eating disorder, I am creating a recipe book, to raise money for BEAT http://www.b-eat.co.uk/ , the UK’s national eating disorder charity. This will be a collection of recipes with heart, things to cook that have emotional resonance.
I’m asking for your help, in two ways.
I would love people to share simple, tasty recipes that matter to them. For example, something your grandmother used to make, a dish that reminds you of a holiday, or your default choice for a lazy Sunday evening. I hope to get across the message that everything in moderation is ok and necessary in a healthy, balanced diet, and that meals are an important and enjoyable part of a happy life.
And, buy one! The booklet will be sold for a small donation, and all funds will go to the charity. To be able to print the books I need the funds to do so – so please pledge to purchase one on the Kickstarter page.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1251576865/recipes-for-recovery

And if you want to know more, get in touch at www.andsoshethinks.co.uk

Francesca Baker

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