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!

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:


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Recovery reminders

you are always one decision away from a totally different life - what a fantastic thought:
Addiction Recovery Quotes and Sayings | quotes addiction:
Remember that the reason you're doing this is to make your life better:
Positive quotes about strength, and motivational:
Yes..but it doesn't feel like it right now:

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  1. Hey Izzy- I really want to become vegan but my family disagree. I have three siblings and everyone in our family eats meat and other animal products. We always eat together, but as being a vegan I would have to cook on my own- which I would really enjoy! The problem is that they cannot accept my decision. I feel like I will lose some connection with my family because I will eat on my own and do something in my own way. I also want to buy food on my own and I was already thinking of moving in an apartment when I will study. How do you deal with family celebrations at restaurants when everyone eats meat? Do they adapt to your needs and go to restaurant with vegan options? I just feel that I cannot be heard, noticed around all of those people. I am in such a bad situation.. Like you know I read your blog and watch many vlogs and there are girls who are vegan and can eat on their own and have many vegan options around but here I am, around people who cannot accept veganism. I am so desperate.

  2. how has your day been today, Izzy?

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  4. Hi,

    I feel a little weird about reaching out to you. For one, I’m 29, and about 8 years ago I went through inpatient anorexia recovery. For some reason, I am back to restricting, and since August, I have lost 30 lbs-making me 20 lbs underweight. Since December, I’ve been seeing a nutritionist specializing in eating disorders, and she gives me weekly increases of about 100 calories. I’m up to 1200 calories a day, trying to stop any weight loss (I’ve lost 5 lbs since I began seeing her). Would you say that she’s not helping? I’m maintaining my weight now, but at this rate, it’ll be about a month at least before I hit 2000 calories.


    1. I'm not Izzy, but from my personal experience, it sounds like you know what to do. Tell your nutritionist you'll like to increase a little faster and talk to them about it. More importantly, if your body wants 2000 calories, eat 2000 calories. :)

    2. Like anonymous above answered, talking to your dietician is best and mentioning that you want to increase. If you are maintaining then you should increase so that you gain weight... however it could be that you are eating that amount to avoid regeeding syndrome?If you havent been eating alot for a long time then it can shock the body and cause alot of consequences if you end up with refeeding syndrome.. so often you start off small before increasing to higher calorie amount - just to not shock the body too much. But if you feel capable of it then it might be a good idea to eat 2000kcal and keep going from there. However, talking to your dietician/nutritional first :) And an increase of 100-200kcal a week is a good way to do it. For myself, my my meal plans were increased with 300-400kcal every 2-3 weeks and that worked well :)