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, May 14, 2017

Recovery motivation/reminders


  1. Dear Izzy, the local supermarkets here stock 500ml cans of a drink called Monster Energy Ultra. I only bought it because they didn't have what I was looking for. I drank it, then read the label... compared with the "daily reference intake", a 500ml can contains
    500% of a person's daily B12
    286% of the daily B6
    350% of daily B5
    266% of daily B3 (niacin)
    But the only health warning on the label is about the excessively high caffeine content.
    All these extra vitamins sound potentially risky, but a quick look on the net has not shown me anything that really gives a clear answer, and I remember that vegans are meant to eat some B12 supplements anyway?
    What is your take on all this?
    Only if you want to answer -- I don't mind AT ALL if not :-)

    1. B vitamins are water soluble so you will just urinate out the excess b vitamin so it's not so dangerous. It's the fat soluble vitamins which get stored in your body and if you take excess multi vitamins it can potentially be dangerous. And b12 does get stored in the liver and you need roughly 2mikrogram per day, however drinking a monster every now and then isn't so dangerous and the excess b12 isn't dangerous... What is more dangerous is if you were to drink 3 monsters at once and get 600mg caffeine compared to the high dosage of b12. The vitamins in energy drinks isn't exactly the same as the vitamins in food or multivitamins and just via food it's very hard to overdose but by taking too many multivitamins with very high doses it can cause problems with certain vitamins or minerals:)

      And vegans are supposed to take b12 because it's vital for health and for CNS and is only really found in animal products:)

    2. Here in Sweden certain energy drinks it's safe to drink 2-3 if you can manage the caffeine amount as well as eating a balanced and healthy diet. Of course in long term it wouldn't be healthy for numerous reasons but the b vitamin amount isn't anything to worry about :)

  2. Here in the UK they won`t sell the high caffeine energy drinks to under 16`s - things like Red Bull and Monster. I was amazed when I read the label just how high the caffeine levels are in these drinks - why would you want that much in the first place? Thing is they`re addictive and people can easily drink more than one at a time, which can`t be very good for you?