When i was sick i spent alot of time looking at recipes, collecting recipes, watching food shows, watching what others ate, wondering around food stores, looking at food online and their nutritional values, looking at calorie counters, thinking about the food i wanted to eat, i did alot of baking and made food for others, but never allowed myself to eat any of it. All of it was a sign of obsession with food... that was where my thoughts where, but during recovery you need to take your obsession away from food. Focus it on other things, on your hobbies and things you enjoy. You should eat food because you are hungry and you know you need it, somedays you need to eat even if you arent hungry just because you know you need it and otherwise you would eat too little which isnt good. Somedays there are more thoughts and planning going into food, that doesnt have to be a bad thing i mean there are people who cook food for a whole week because they are so busy otherwise, then there are some people who follow meal plans for most of their life and that works for them. That doesnt have to be wrong but in recovery when your obsession with food is at its worst then you need to break those thoughts.
And when thinking about it, my blog might not be the best help for that. Because YES, I KNOW there are food pictures, there is talking about food etc but i am now going to try to cut back on that as best i can. There will still be food pictures and sometimes random talking about food, because it is a part of my life. But no, the focus shouldnt be there. Its mostly for a lack of words or nothing better to write, but then in all honesty its better to just not write at all. So i am going to cut back on posting my snacks and meals and that, as that might not be necessary here anyway. I eat for myself, what i am craving.... i dont need to mention that i ate chocolate or that i just ate a fruit salad etc Of course if i want, to i will.... but in general, i will try to post more about other things. To try to take away the focus on food, instead focus on other things. Positivity, happiness, recovery, health, different hobbies, coping mechanisms etc
I might even cut back more on personal posts, instead just focus on recovery posts.... or i dont know really. But some things have happened which make me feel a little apprehensive about writing about my personal life, i dont know how much to share... i want to write about my days, what i do etc but then i think does anyone even care about that, hahah!!
So i'll see, maybe there will just be like 2 recovery posts a day instead of 5 different, random posts a day!
Hopefully you will appreciate the less focus on food here on my blog and hopefully it will help you :)
And i plan on writing a post about how to focus less on food :)