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:


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blogging/email update!

Once again... another little blogging update :) But sometimes i dint its easier to write it on here and explain my situation and also a reminder that blogging and emailing is done in my own freetime and its basically a volunteer job :)

  At the moment you might realise that my blogging, replying to comments as well as answering emails isnt as quick as usual (was it ever quick?) but ive decided that during the weekends, well im just not going to stress over these thing as much. Whether i post once or 5 times... well that depends on whether i have something to say or not and whether i have time and with comments i will reply when i can... and with emails, well ive just got to realise that i cant answer all emails i get. I get between 10-30 emails per day so then if it goes a whole week where i am too busy to answer emails then i have a whole load of emails to try to  work my way through so if you dont get a reply within a week you can always resend it incase i have missed your email or something but also searching my blog or commenting on here and you might get a reply from someone in the same situation or something :) Though of course remember to try to stay away from writing weight, height, BMI in comments as that can be triggering for others.

I do try my best to help as much as i can so remember NO question is a stupid question. If you need help or advice it's just to ask, i dont get mad :)

So hopefully you have understanding if it takes some time for me to reply as i have lots of school work to do, my own training, a boyfriend as well as friends and family to spend time with and then trying to fit in my own relaxing time somewhere there!! 


  1. Hello Izzy, could you please answer me? I really, really, really need your advises !!!!

    Remember I am the 11 BMI girl to whom you recommendedto "increase with about 500kcal every 1-2 weeks so that your body has time to adjust" as I am in recovery process.
    Up to how much calories must I push, i am terrified, actually I am gaining 100/200g every day...and when I see my weight increasing so quickly I have to fight bad thought of food restrictions.

    When I saw I have put on 1 kg in a week (wich can seem absolutely ridiculous regarding my BMI and unsufficient), the first thought I had was to eat less today and not take my night snack bowl of pasta and oïl, yogurt and fruit.... to reduce my meals.

    Then second thought surged, thanks good (!), that have hit bottom and that I did not have choice than face things and continue putting on weight, even if it is hell, unconfortable and so on.....
    but i still struggle eating but gess it will pass that it it just a bad time to go through as my mind is completely fucked up.

    I try not to weight my food, I try not to have bad thought, I think & dream about you and that you did it.
    I admire you and want to be able to do something about my life now that I am almost 40 !!!! Crazy !!!

    I have trouble structuring my meals, do know up to how much calories a day I have to push up to as I have the tendency to greately overestimate my intakes......

    1. I have answered this question a few times alreadt... if you check back to the other posts :)

      I would aim to keep increasing every week until you eat about 2500-3500+ kcal a day. Your body is very undernourished and underweight so you need to eat more than you think you do. Weight gain is good, your body needs it so if you gain weight its a good thing. Decreasing your food intake wont help you at all... aim to eat 6-8 times per day, drink milk or juice with all your meals... eat handfuls of nuts and dried fruit. Eat avocados and sauce and things... and just take that bit extra for every meal because you overestimate you arent eating the amount you think you are. Keep facing your fears and eating more and try not to focus so much on your weight.