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Hunger Signals In Eating Disorder Recovery

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 appetite. I ignored hunger, judging it to be inappropriate […]

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Is The “Permission” To Recover Permanent?

Deep down, all I’ve wanted to do for years is spend time curling up in a blanket, being warm, feeling safe while eating good food… but in the illness this freedom was never ‘allowed’…. Well, not without intense eating disorder generated fear and anxiety attached so it was barely even contemplated. Now I give myself […]

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Fear Of Being Underfed In Recovery

When accepting help creates terror but it’s not why you think. I have just had one of those dawning moments that make some of the recovery fears a little clearer. I consider myself an inadvertent victim of the traditional treatment I’ve received ‘help’ from in the past. Models where meal plans were barely adequate to […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Using Curiosity In Recovery

Curiosity in Eating Disorder Recovery. Having recently made more progress in recovery – in being able to make changes – eat more, accept weight gain at any rate & generally feel more relaxed & determined on putting in the necessary recovery action, I have been evaluating what it is that has changed in my approach. […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Fear Foods Recovery Restriction

CAKE!!

Recently in recovery I’ve been eating quite a lot of cake. Over the past few weeks my body has been guiding me to cake and cookies and as best as I could I’ve responded and given it these baked goods! After years of having tasted little in the way of delicious cakes and cookies it […]

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Fear Foods Recovery Restriction

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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Anxiety In Recovery Fear Foods Recovery Restriction

How To Overcome Restrictive Eating

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 ED chatter away but try to ignore the thoughts & threats. – Notice a food ‘rule’ or restriction: address it… If any doubt that the […]

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What Is Unrestricted Eating?

After a really good day of eats yesterday with much less interference from the eating disorder side of my brain, today has been tougher. I’ve still done ok but it’s not been as easy and the anxiety and restrictive thoughts have been stronger.😕😕I’m also a calorie counter (a compulsion I hate) and the counting and […]