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!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Has studying nutrition changed my way of eating?

Thanks for the tips!
A question: Has your nutrition studies changes your own eating habits? Do you pay more attention on macro- and micronutrients? What would you recommend for resources if someone would like to study nutrition on they own?
Thank you!

I have gotten questions recently regarding whether i have become a vegetarian/vegan and the answer is no. I dont like labelling myself and i am neither a vegetarian or a vegan, though i am mainly eating quorn rather than chicken or fish, and that is because i dont crave meat or fish. Buying quorn products isnt exactly cheap, but for me i dont mind putting the money on quorn products as that is what i enjoy eating at the moment. But eating this way has nothing to do with what my studies have taught me, it is just what my body is craving!

If there is one thing that studying nutrition has done to "change me", that is that i dont like looking at the ingredient list anymore. I used to do this before buying a product, but now when i am more aware of what all the different ingredients do in the body i sometimes feel like i dont even want to know that that is what i am eating/putting into my body. It might not sound the best, but i know that 95% of what i eat is balanced and nutritious but that other 5% of the time when i might buy something with trans fats or with lots of sodium or such, i dont want to know that that is in the food. Not that i would feel guilty, i mean i already know what is in the food... but at the same time i dont want to see it written down. For example when i was recovering, i knew how much calories was in food but for me it helped to not see the GDA/nutritional value because then it was set in stone that that was the calorie amount. Even if i already knew, i didnt want to see it in words. It might sound strange, but that is how my mind works... hahah.

Even if i study nutrition it doesnt mean that i have become super aware of what i eat, or that i start thinking and seeing food as macros. Though one thing is that of course food does become a bigger part of my life and i know how food is broken down and absorbed in the body. If someone is struggling with food obsession and constantly thinking about food, i dont know how helpful it would be to then  start studying nutrition and have even more of their time spent on nutrition and food. Of course it can be helpful and can teach a person more balance with food, for me personally when i began to do my own research about nutrition it helped me find nutrition. But i cant deny the fact that at the moment alot of my thoughts are spent on nutrition and food, but its not exactly thinking in calories or macros... but thinking about the small details such as glucose, lipids, fosfolipids, aminocids etc so it is kind of different. 

One thing about studying this course and studying vitamins and minerals it has gotten me thinking more about whether i am getting the right micronutrients in my diet. I know i eat plenty of vegetables which give me plenty of vitamins and minerals, but also because of my CF and how i dont absorb food as well as normal people it means that i do have to take a bunch of vitamins and minerals in pill form, but i dont often do that.... just because i havent thought it is so necessary. But now i am beginning to realise that actually it is necessary.... but also that i should take my daily dose. Not take a 4 day dose at once because i missed 4 days. (If anyone is aware of vitamins and minerals, i am sure you will all realise just how silly that is... and i am now realising it as well!). 

If you want to study nutrition on your own i would read books, and a variation of books. The thing about nutrition is that there are so many books written about nutrition and different theories and different diets which are seen as "Best". And of course there are certain facts which people shouldnt argue against, but still there are many studies which have been made and are very biased and just aimed at proving a certain thing to help promote a certain way of eating. So i would say be critical of what you read when it comes to articles and texts about nutrition, and always read the references.... because often the references arent actually helpful to the text and the author has just used the reference because there is one sentence the author has used, but the article has nothing to do with the authors own thesis/argument. Be way of who the author is and what their intention with the article or book is :) But Google can be great as long as you are wary of what you read, who wrote it and what the facts are based on as well as what references are used :)

I cant tell you any good sites as i dont really know any, and when it comes to books the ones i have read are Swedish so dont know how helpful that is!!

If you have any more questions for me regarding nutrition or the course i am studying, or any other questions just comment :)


  1. The book "nutrition for dummies" is a good place to start if you are interested in learning about nutrition, its available on Amazon.
    I brought it a while back because I was interested in making sure I was eating the correct amount from each food group - it covers all the basic information you need to know about nutrition so that you can go on to read more indepth about certain topics if you want to. I would recommend it as an excellent starter point for further reading but also as a general guide it is good as it is.

    1. Those "for dummies " books are actually a great starter for most things :) it seems like one of those books would be unbiased to diets and such as well, how fully!

    2. Yes, they`re really good. Its not the first title I`ve brought in that series, if you can get past the "Dummies" thing they are a good read :)