Life without Anorexia

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'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, September 20, 2016

Losing hair? Bloating stomach? Lanugo hair?

If you are losing your hair, bloating, have lanugo hair or brittle nails, dry skin or dry hair or weak bones, they can all get better by eating enough and eating right!

Of course things such as dry skin and dry hair can be due to other factors than nutrition, but often what you eat affects those things and maybe you just need to change WHAT you eat, or how much you eat and those things can get better.

Signs such as losing hair or very thin hair or brittle nails or constant bloating are signs that your body isnt in balance and something needs to change. And often nutrition plays a huge roll!! If you are eating the right food for YOU and enough food for your body, those symptoms can often go away. If you arent eating enough then the food that you do eat will just go to keeping you alive and the organs that need the energy the most. The energy wont go to keeping your hair thick and strong, the protein wont go to keeping your nails strong, and your digestive system can slow down and you can feel very bloated as the food isnt digested as quickly or easily, and of course hair grows on your body to keep you warm as your body isnt getting the right energy to keep you warm in that way.

Focus on trying to find balance with your body and eat right and balanced, and yes... that means carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats and making sure to get all your vitamins and minerals (also fiber is important!). If you are eating enough and eating the right food for your body but still suffer from constant bloating or constant tiredness or weak nails or thin hair, then check up on your vitamin and mineral levels, you might not be getting the right amount. Sometimes we think we are eating right or enough energy, but that might not be the case and with a blood test you can check if you are getting the right vitamins and minerals.

Take care of your body. Treat it right and know that starving your body or abusing your body with purging, constant exercise or binging wont help your body find balance or function properly. When you treat your body right and try to find a balance then all the other functions in your body should begin to balance and function properly as well.

With the right nutrition your body will thank you and function alot better! And of course, a healthy lifestyle and mindset are important as well!! I.e just eating right but stressing like a maniac or smoking or drinking or not sleeping enough, all of those will sort of cancel out the benefits of healthy eating and you will still suffer different symptoms of an unhealthy/unbalanced life.

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1 comment:

  1. Before I started recovery I had a problem with thinning/shedding hair but to my surprise even several months into recovery it became worse, even though I was eating well. Could you tell me why that was so? I would have thought it would improve during recovery, not get worse!

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