After a 5 year struggle with anorexia (with purging tendencies), depression, self harm and over exercising I have now been recovered from my eating disorders and exercise addiction for 3 years. Though currently struggling with depression and trying to find my happy self again!
My motto is 'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'
I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.
I have been blogging for 4 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 am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.
I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at: email@example.com
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
How much to eat after recovery
You were the inspiration for me to eat at least 3,000 calories and I still do though I am weight restored. I was just wondering if you still believe in eating that much following weight restoration? This is what I do, but sometimes I feel like I am the only one who eats this much. Thanks Izzy!
I am glad that I was able to inspire you to eat more :) I think that you should eat the amount your body needs and if your body is functioning properly, you have energy and your weight isn't increasing then it's fine to eat that much :) I mean the more you can eat and still maintain your weight, the better. Though I think I should expand on the weight not increasing thing, because it could be that a persons weight goes up more than their "goal weight " because their body wasn't at their set point there. Or it could just be weight fluctuations. But if you know that you have a healthy weight and your body is functioning properly but you continue to gain weight then it could be that you are still eating at a surplus and just need to do a little adjustment to eat more at maintenance level and then the body should take care of the weight itself.
I don't actually know how many calories I eat it could be anywhere from 2500-4000 Somedays I am sure but then other days I might be around the 1800-2200 mark (this is just guesses but usually my estimations are right). When I did a food diary over 4 days for my dietician at the cf clinic my average intake for the day was around 3200 at that time which for some might sound a lot but if you think about my body(i.e the fact that I have CF as well as do have more muscle (?)) and lifestyle it is about right.
Like mentioned above if you can eat more, do that. I mean who doesn't want to be able to eat lots and to maintain.