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Feast Always Follows Famine

‘Feast Always Follows Famine’…. These old sayings exist because they are true. And in eating disorder recovery when you think you are broken because you are hungry ALL the time and thoughts of food will never switch off, even when your stomach is stretched to a painfully full limit yet no amount of food that […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Fear Foods Recovery Restriction Rewiring

Hunger Signals In Eating Disorder Recovery

**This post was originally written for my Instagram account** Slowly in recovery, I am learning more about my body’s hunger signals, gradually trusting them and that they will change and ‘normalise’ in time, when my body is ready (a long way yet!). For years due to the eating disorder, I did not eat according to […]

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Hunger!!

**This post was originally written for my Instagram account** In recovery from restrictive eating our body signals are beyond messy and plain unreliable! We are recovering from restrictive eating that has left the body depleted and struggling to stay alive. The only way to recover from a restrictive mindset and allow the body to fully […]

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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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Minnesota Starvation Experiment Reflection

When I am doubting the need to eat more in recovery from this restrictive eating disorder, I find it helpful to reflect back on the Minnesota Starvation Experiment and the experiences of these men who were ‘semi-starved’ during the war. The behaviours they exhibited at the time of the experiment and in recovery when allowed […]