After a 5 year struggle with anorexia (with purging tendencies), depression, self harm and over exercising I have now been recovered for 4 years and i use my blog to help others in the same situation i once was.
I am now a happy and positive person who wants to inspire those struggling to choose recovery and to take control over life and happiness again!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.