About The Butter…

Let me talk about butter…
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I think many of us with an eating disorder develop fears and avoidance of many food types and a common one is butter or spreads on bread / toast / bagels / pancakes etc etc
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Despite eating much much more in recovery, some of these smaller restrictive automatic behaviours and habits can be easy to overlook – I might think – well I am eating x thousand calories now in a day – does it matter that I am not putting butter on my bread?
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But – yes, it does matter.
We might overcome fears of eating more but true recovery is overcoming every fear related to eating, not compensating, weight gain…. Even the little ones!
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I realised that I was eating much better, all types of breads and adding spreads but that I would still have a larger fear response when contemplating putting butter on! 
I could add Nutella, jams, honey and spread them thickly but butter is one that I still avoided.
So, the time had come to buy the butter and start spreading it!
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Adding butter to my toasted muffins this morning made them really tasty (especially with honey too!) and I know that I need to continue to repeat adding butter to whatever I can for my brain to learn that butter, just like other foods is not scary and actually makes food taste better!
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