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:


Friday, May 22, 2015

Helpful posts for eating disorder recovery - MASTERPOST

I have recently gotten alot of emails regarding food... what to eat, how much, how much is ok to eat, about extreme hunger, binging, how many calories to eat etc etc

And instead of having to reply individually to all of those emails with the same questions i thought i would link to loads of my old posts regarding some of these topics so that you might find the advice there :)

But first thing:
1) There should be a gradual increase of calories during recovery i.e eating low calories wont help you
2) There is a difference between extreme hunger and binging. It can be hard to tell the difference but its good to try to figure it out because binging is NOT good and that is not healthy either. Even during weight gain you shouldnt be binging, you should be eating a certain amount in meals throughout the day. Not uncontrolled binges.
3) Yes you can eat more chocolate/candy/ice cream/crisps etc in recovery
4) Dont be afraid of calories or calorie increases, they are HELPING YOU. Its energy which your body needs. If you need to gain weight then INCREASING your calories is going to do you alot of good.
5) Eating 1500kcal a day and running for an hour a day while trying to gain weight is going to mess things up for you. REST while in recovery until you are close to your healthy weight.
6) Your body should find it's healthy set point if you have been doing things in a healthy way. I.e not restricting but still gaining weight and not binging. If you keep gaining weight despite having reached a healthy weight then go to a doctor or dietician.
7)I recommend EVEYRONE to go to a dietician to help get a meal plan made for THEM and THEIR bodies needs. Dont copy what i ate in recovery, the meals plan are posted as a way to show you how much and what i ate but that was for MY bodies needs.

I can not answer every question individually as i get so mnay questions each day and most of them are very similar. But i have spent HOURS writing posts about different topics and all the posts below arent even all of them but i have spent an hour making this post and finding all my previous posts. So PLEASE do look here for information!! And feel free to share this post or let me know if you found this post useful :):)
  And i hope it helps!!!

Metabolism and calories in recovery
Maintaining weight at a low calorie intake
Metabolism after an eating disorder
Calorie intake in recovery
Increasing my calories
Why you shouldnt exercise while in recovery
Why/how i stopped counting calories
Calorie counting - how to stop
Eating in recovery

Is counting calories and weighing yourself necessary in recovery?
Portion sizes, hunger and exercise in recovery
How to focus less on food
Stop focusing on what to eat/Not eat
Focusing too much on food
Will the thoughts ever go away - thinking about food all the time
Dont compare your eating to anyone elses

How to eat enough while on a budget
Water intake
My meals from half recovery vs. recovered
Catching a stomach virus while in recovery

Eating intuitively - masterpost
Intuitive eating
Hunger and fullness - Mando method
How to eat after recovery
Getting your period back after recovery
MASTERPOST of extreme hunger& hunger and fullness
Emotional eating vs. extreme hunger
Overeating because its delicious

How to stop binging
Is secret eating ok?
How to stop purging
Anxiety while food shopping
Binge eating/trigger foods
Binging and gaining weight after weight restoration
Restrictive to binging
Anorexia to bulimia

Disordered eating times
Eating even though others arent hungry (i.e while in a group)
Tips for when you lose your appetite
What to do when your family/friends are dieting around you
Eating in public
Eating more than others
Panic when eating
Food is not a test - you cant cheat
Eating without guilt
Is sugar bad?

Hunger after recovery
Fear of continuing to gain weight after weight restoration
Healthy set point
Eating normal foods
How to eat on your own

Listening to your body and knowing what to eat
Food is not numbers and labels
Freedom from calories, weight and obsessiveness 

MY meal plans in recovery


  1. Thank you this is great!

  2. Wow. So many posts. You really are amazing!! Thank you for your blog and all you do. You ate really helping me.

    1. Naaw thank you so much, that is so sweet of you :)