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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Saturday, February 18, 2017

School answers - how many years of study?

Hi Izzy - how many more years of study have you got to go before you qualify for what you want to do? Do you think you will start doing part time nutrition related work whilst you are still studying or will you wait until you are fully qualified?'
Hello :)
 I have 2,5 years left until i get my bachelors and then i might do my masters on nutrition specifically or i might take some other courses as well. I am interested in sports and sports nutrition but also about the psychology of eating and mindset and such so even if i dont plan to study more than one bachelors i will do some individual courses about exercise, psychology and even some business courses maybe so that i can have my own business :) There is so much i want to study and learn, but at the same time i want to start working so badly and just sdo what i love :)

My mum has told me that i need to start applying for jobs which are within my area of studying, both as its good experience and something i am good at but also its good on the CV and for the future. At the moment i have only applied for work in food stores, but i have begun thinking about if  i should apply for jobs which are within the nutrition area... not so sure yet.

I would like to start doing meal plans and such, but i also feel like it is wrong to do it before i am qualified. Because even if i am knowledgable and can give advice, i feel like there is still more i can learn and wouldnt want to write a meal plan for someone and then maybe i have forgotten something or i havent met the person etc I would work with online clients, but i also personally want to meet my clients and be like a friend to them as well - like a part time therapist, part time nutrition adviser and also help inspire people to plant based eating. 

I do hope to start working with nutrition and some job within that area before i get my bachelors, but who knows where life will take me in all honesty!

How long will it take for you to finish studying? In Sweden, how long do people normally study? When you finish studying, will you be already a health coach or does it take longer time? :)

I'll have my bachelors in my 2,5 years and then i'll see what i do after that, maybe study some individual courses which will benefit me and my future work. I dont know the average time people study... some people dont go to college, some do their bachelors, some do 2 or 3 bachelors, some do their masters etc so it varies alot. I dont have any statistics or numbers but i guess alot of people atleast study their bacehlors or begin studying at university anyway.

 But my goal is to start working once i am done, though i dont know if i will have or get a job directly when im finished as it feels like my program is alot about "selling myself into businesses" as a healthpromoter/health coach isnt really a clear cut job or what a person does as a health coach. So who knows where i will work or when i will begin working.


  1. have you heard of the study where they asked people to eat soup out of a bowl until they were full (and were secretly refilling the bowl through a tube under the table) and people ate 70% more then the bowl contained? It showed that it's less likely there's an internal mechanism telling us when we've eaten enough, and it's more emotional or through visual judgement!!

  2. - Or Pavlovs dog - he trained his dog to feel hunger and eat when the bell sounded. Initially the dog showed no signs/interest in food but eventually he learnt to recognise the bell and began to salivatate in anticipation of the coming food and he became hungry when he heard the bell. It just goes to show that appetite can be "trained" and not just a physical neeed, theres emotion and all sorts at play when it comes to food.
    I think the psychology behind eating is amazing and I imagine it would be wonderful and so interesting to study it. I wish you well Izzy and I`m sure you will be excellent at doing what you want to do!