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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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Eating mostly plant based apart from at social events
After my previous post about overcoming social anxiety when eating/socialising as a vegan, I got asked what I thought about people who are mostly plant based but aren't so strict when at social events.
What my opinion on this is really doesn't matter because you need to do what is best for you and what works for you. But my personal opinion is that it is great. Even if people just eat plant based meals a few times a week that is awesome. Of course you aren't a vegan if you eat animal products sometimes but forget labels... you are not a label and having a vegan label doesn't make anyone better than another.
For some people it works to eat plant based when at home but then not be too strict when eating out and I think that can be the perfect balance for some. I know that as someone who has an eating disorder in the past you don't want to be too strict with yourself or have rules or what you can or can't eat and being vegan can be too much and too strict for someone with a history of an eating disorder. Also if someone suffers from anxiety or social anxiety it can be easier to not have different demands or be "annoying" or to feel excluded because you can't eat what is being served. I'm sure for many they feel happier, healthier and balanced if they can just enjoy the bread with butter and some fish when dining out and not feel like an inconvenience or excluded.
You make the decision that is best for you and you should never feel guilty for what you eat or how you choose to eat!! You shouldn't feel restricted or excluded just because of the way you eat and if eating some animal products means you have a more balanced and healthy life and social life, then that's what's best for you!
Everyone can make small changes and differences and it doesn't have to be black or white or all or nothing!!! Always do what's best for you.