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, May 10, 2016
Making sure to eat enough and get enough salt - vegetarian/vegan lunch buffet & my weekly food shop
Hope everyone is doing ok :) for me personally I felt absaloutly awful today. No energy, my legs and body felt weak.. just standing took so much energy for me and I had this constant feeling of dizziness and faintness and I almost considered going to the hospital as I felt so incredibly weak - like my legs couldn't even carry my weight.
But I got myself together as I had lunch plans at a vegetarian lunch buffet which I had been looking forward to. And once I got there and began to eat I felt so much better. My energy returning, my mental energy returning and suddenly standing didn't make me feel like gravity was pushing me back down to the ground.
I've been eating enough so that's not a problem however I've realised that it might be my salt balance as well as too much time in the sun. I think it's good that I have a few days of just being inside and no sun as I got a little too much of it this weekend, but also to actually salt my food. Salt isn't bad or dangerous -everything in moderation. But I don't salt my food, it's just something I've worn myself off of as I was using far too much salt before, so now I don't need salt to flavour my food. However with so much sunshine means drinking even more water than I already drink, sweating more and because of my CF my sweat is extra salty which means I need to consume even more salt. I think this might be an important reminder to others as well... salt isn't bad and if you ate sweating extra or drinking more water you need more salt to balance it out. Everything in moderation but remember if you drink liters of water or outside sweating alot you need to add more salt to your food or drink some type of electrolyte drink. But also don't forget to eat eniugh! Doesn't matter if it's summer or you are wearing bikinis or crop tops, your body needs energy and food!! So don't compensate or eat less, nourish your body and take care of it :)
So for me personally I'm now going to make an effort to add salt when cooking my food anyway!! Because I can say, it was pretty awful to feel like every cell in my body was fighting against me when I tried to get up from my seat or I felt like falling asleep while standing up, but now after salt and food I feel like myself again!! I guess in the beginning it's always hard go adapt to the season changes, but you learn! ! Next summer I might automatically just salt my food more without having to feel the awful feelings I had today!
As you can see i dont look so fresh in the photos and that is because i actually felt incredibly dizzy and faint, but i looked and felt 10 times better after i had eaten!
Then on the way home i stopped to do my weekly food shop and this is what i bought... lots of vegetables, chickpeas, lentils, sweet potatoe, berries and some quorn products/oumph! This should last me a while as i am only in my aparment until Friday when i travel back to Stockholm and then back again Sunday or Monday. But it should last a week or two, but i will have to buy more things like potatoe, more bananas and of course more vegetables and maybe some soy milk!
For me to make my budget work and still get enough calories i always buy food on sale or the food that has extra price, as you can see for the quorn products and dates :) And the mushrooms were only €1 each (food in Sweden is very expensive... though in Norway its even more expensive, haha)