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Restriction & Fear Foods Rewiring / Neuroplasticity

A Custard Slice That Represents Change!

Today’s custard slice. Yes, I have eaten these before…. However, this custard slice reflected another step in my eating disorder recovery. This week, I have gone from despair, high anxiety and at times barely tolerable distress to establishing a new plan and recovery commitment within myself that has left me in a much calmer state […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Restriction & Fear Foods

I Ate A Whole Pizza!

This pizza was part of lunch yesterday… Yes, yesterday I ate the whole pizza and felt confident and not overly anxious about doing so. I did not compensate before or after. Could I have done this two weeks ago, let alone two months ago ?? NO way!! This marks progress for me and I feel […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Recovery Motivation Restriction & Fear Foods Rewiring / Neuroplasticity Weight Changes

Learnings In Recovery Thus Far…

It’s two months today since I set up my Instagram recovery account and a lot has changed in that time. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of the things I’ve learnt in recovery so far… – When anxiety is rising it’s usually because the ED has become more powerful, I’m engaging in […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Exercise / Compulsive Movement Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

Recovery Brain Fog

Today has felt like an eating disorder recovery day in which I was stumbling through thick fog… and to be fair many days are like this! Recovery seems to be made of days of muddling through. It feels chaotic, really quite messy & very confusing! The sad fact about eating disorder recovery is that there […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

Mental v. Physical Hunger

**This post was originally written for my Instagram account** Today I’ve been experiencing and trying to respond to, without judgement, a lot more mental and physical hunger than I have had in recent days. We all know what physical hunger is but not many people, particularly those outside the world of eating disorders and recovery, […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

Sugar Is Vital!!

Why Sugar (& Jelly Babies) In Eating Disorder Recovery Is Vital! Many of us in recovery experience strong & ongoing cravings for sugar & sweet foods. This can happen at any stage of recovery but is often very strong in the early stages or if we have inadvertently gone into a greater energy deficit. People […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

A Couple More Thoughts On Restriction

While sipping on my pink gin and tonic this evening I remembered a couple more things that can help me just slightly when attempting to stop myself making a decision based on restriction! Please note – restriction not good So, have a little read back of my earlier posts about restriction in ED and my […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Fear & Anxiety In Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

How To Overcome Restrictive Eating

*This post was originally written for my Instagram account* Ideas of how to address lingering restriction in recovery… – Choose the highest cal & most scary option wherever possible. – Ask, ‘What would pre-ED me have eaten?’ – Let the eating disorder chatter away but try to ignore the thoughts & threats. – Notice a […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery Restriction & Fear Foods

Restriction in Eating Disorder Recovery

I’ve recently been thinking about restriction… We could be eating thousands more calories a day & to the world look like we are doing incredibly. However, we might still be restricting. Restriction can lie in every decision. ED is sneaky & tries to negotiate. We need to pick up on & address the negotiations. You […]