At the moment i have little inspiration to blog so i thought that the least i could do was to atleast answer your comments and questions, haha :) So here are my most recent asks, and if i have missed your question just let me know, or leave more questions below if you have any and i will try get around to answering them!
I`m just starting out on recovery and trying to formulate a mealplan to follow. My problem is that I don`t know how many calories to start with? Or should I just ignore the calorie count and formulate amealplan with three main meals to start with? This in itself would be a huge step for me as I don`t eat regular meals at the moment so have no pattern.
If you can help that would be great. I need to regain at least Xkg to take me back to where I was at before all this started.
Hello, its great to hear that you are starting recovery and want to start eating more, that is the first step!! I would first off recommend that you go to a dietician as it is always best to talk to a proffessional and get their advice and help. But also that i dont know how much you ate beforehand and if you were eating very little for a long time then you dont want to end up with refeeding syndrom by increasing too much all at once. How much you should start off with depends on your body, bmi, how long you have been restricting (if thats what you have been doing). But start of with 3-4 meals each day where you just eat something (try to atleast eat a real portion i.e no baby portions) 4 times a day. .So breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner (or you can have a morning snack or evening snack or all 3 is the best): And then after 1-2 weeks try to eat 6 meals a day, and then make yourself a meal plan where you try to maybe hit 1800kcal a day and then every 1-2 weeks increase with 300-500kcal. This is because your body needs to adapt to the calorie and going from 0 to 100 isnt very good, but aim to try to eventually eat around 2500-3000 (or more kcal everyday for weight gain). Also make sure to eat some carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats for each of your meals.But once again, going to a dietician who can help you would be the best. Bt also just eating.... try to eat 6 times a day and and to eat a little more than you think because your eating disorder will make you think small portions are "too big". Keep fighting your fears and remember that food is nourishment and fuel for your body!!
Here are some posts which might help you:
Weight gain and meal plans without proffessional care
Calorie intake in recovery
How to recover on your own
My meal plan in recovery vs how i eat now (2015)
How do you deal with comments about eating? I was eating dinner and my boyfriend commented that I was eating the most hes seen me eat for a long time. That made me feel really bad, like that I was overeating. How should I deal with this sort of thing - I take comments like this so personally
Ive had to deal with many comments like this in my life and i know it can be tough but you have to realise that 1) eating alot isnt a bad thing, 2) You most probably werent eating "more than you need", 3) People need different energy amounrs and have different appetites 4) you should never be ashamed of eating or eating the amount your body needs.
Society and people have been so engrained with the idea that we need tiny portions or that females in particular should eat tiny amounts while males can eat alot more. Its almost like its an embarrassement if a girl can eat more than a guy, when it really shouldnt be that way. I know it can be hard to not take comments like that personally but you have to realise that the comment was not intended to hurt you or harm you, instead he just didnt think about what the comment would mean for you. But also that the comment was completely unnecessary, and i would suggest that you actually talk to him about it.... He might do it again and you dont want that happening, maybe just mention that you dont want to get comments about your food, but also explain that you arent eating "too much" but the amount you need!! I know its tough, but it gets easier to deal with over time as you begin to realise that food is energy and nourishment and everyone eats different amounts... and the fact that you are eating more is a good thing and he was most probably just happy or surprised but in a good way:)
Ive written many posts about how to deal with food comments so i will link them beelow so you can check them out :)
When people comment about your food
Dealing with food comments (tag) - scroll through/down for all the different posts
When starting recovery would you recommend making a meal plan just starting with regular meals to begin with or should you start with a certain amount of calories?
Also do you sit an exam at the end of your course or is your overall grade made up of what your scores were in your tests?Which is the most important, the regular tests or the exam at the end (if you have one)?
Sorry for all the questions, just wondered how it all worked
What will you be having for a Christmas inspired brunch??
Hope you have a great week ahead. When do you break for Christmas?
I havent done so much thinking about what i will make for Christmas, but i was thinking i would make a kale and onion pie, soy meat balls, my own beetroot sallad, sweet potatoe, my own rice pudding and then ill make a vegan gingerbread cheesecake (or a white chocolate and saffron cake) for everyone :) If you want me to post recipes of any of these just let me know and i can make a seperate post with those!!
And i have my last lecture next Wednesday but wont travel home until Thursday :)