straypaper asked: The question you received about being worse at sport at the start of recovery... During starvation response, the human body will first deplete the amount of energy devoted to cognitive function (why we can't seem to focus on intellectual tasks) and devotes all energy (from intake and/or breakdown of fat/muscle) into the five senses and mobility (so we are able to hunt and find food). It's survival. When we suddenly return to eating, the body requires rest to level off and redistribute nutrients.
12:08 am • 20 June 2013 • 2 notes
kaleigh-marie asked: so I started to recovery from bulimia starting in February and it was pretty successful aside from disordered thoughts and such (main thing was the food stayed down) but now that its summer, its all started again. what should I do?
Let it be a momentary lapse. Decide now to get back on track. This means having people stand outside the bathroom after eating while you sing, inspirational signs to remind you to move forward, put reminders on your phone to eat and a quality amount, etc. Start each day with the goal of no purging. If that is too much do it meal by meal.
11:57 pm • 19 June 2013 • 2 notes
perfectdaybeautifullife asked: So I have had anorexia for about ten years, but I figured I'd ask for your thoughts. I had foot surgery a couple days ago, and I am completely bed ridden. Ive been staying back at my moms house to rest. I know it sounds nuts, but I'm so afraid to ask for food. And she works all day ( in the house) so I try not to bug her, and the past few days have ended up being so restrictive I've fainted both days. I have a weird relationship with her. I'm afraid to ask for food from her, what should I do?
Ask her to help you stock pile food so you don’t feel like a bother. You can always schedule meal time with her daily as well. Have snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated and are calorie dense. your health needs to come first.
11:54 pm • 19 June 2013 • 4 notes
Anonymous asked: I have been battling an eating disorder for years now. I spent a good portion of my life in a hospital room, I've been in a coma-- basically anything that could have happened has happened. And yet people don't believe that this is a problem. I keep waiting for someone to make me go into inpatient or just try and help me but no one does. I don't know how to ask for help and I don't think my disorder would let me if I tried. I just need some advice...
You are stronger than your ED. You need to be your best advocate. It’s time to explain why you want and need help. Call a few treatment centers for an assessment and go for it. People want to believe you’re fine. They don’t want there to be anything wrong. Speak up. Show ED who is boss.
11:51 pm • 19 June 2013
Anonymous asked: Hey I've had anorexia for a year now, but recently I've been really good, like seriously, but then yesterday I went out for a meal with my parents to a resturant and I just started crying. I don't know what happened to me, but I switched back to how I was months ago. My parents got really angry at me and said that I wasn't putting in any effort to get better, eventhough I had been really good until then. What happened to me? Are they right, I don't put in effort?
Your parents just want you to be better. I know their reaction wasn’t helpful, but try to keep it in mind. You’ve been strong for so long, triggers will get in the way occasionally. Try to get yourself back on track and have faith in yourself. I would also let them know that slip ups happen and you are trying. That what you need right now is support. You can do it.
11:49 pm • 19 June 2013
Anonymous asked: So I'm currently inpatient, but only for like a week. It fr my heart. Anyway, everyone I've asked on tumblr says to just stay strong and that the bloating will go down. (I'm so bloated bc they stuff me w/ food and I can barley move around the room) I was just wondering if you knew how long it would take for the bloating to go down? Have you experienced something like this in the beginning of your recovery?
It’s going to take time. It really depends on how you quickly your meal plan is raised, whether or not you continue to follow your meal plan, and if there are underlying conditions like lactose intolerance or GERD. I still struggle with bloating but it has gone down so much since the last time I was inpatient. Try to get some Gas-X or pepto.
11:44 pm • 19 June 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: I think.. I think I just decided for recovery, the first time for real. :) I'm really scared though that the disordered thoughts and behaviours will keep haunting me and I don't trust myself to be able to resist them..
I’m going to tell you right now, your thoughts will haunt you at first. You just have to keep going through the awful thoughts. I’m so proud of you for deciding to recover! You can resist them and you will.
11:39 pm • 19 June 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: ever since getting 'healthy' ive been getting worse at sport. Like, before when i was ill i had incredible stamina and i could exercise for hours, but not ive lost the ability and i get tired really easily. shouldnt be the other way around, that now im able to cope with more exercise?
Your body is still trying to repair the damage you’ve done. Give it time, my dietitian said it may take up to a year to get back to normal functioning. Also, you may be lacking nutrients. I have low iron which messes with my stamina. Talk in with your doctor about checking labs. Finally, you were on a high from restricting. Eventually, it would have wore you down. You may not be remembering things how they truly were. Keep fighting.
11:36 pm • 19 June 2013 • 2 notes
bunnycorns asked: What do you think about people with BED rarely getting inpatient treatment, like do you think inpatient is necessary for these individuals or is it best to take care of it differently?... Love the blog, btw. :) Hilarious!
I definitely think people with BED are just in need of treatment as those with other eating disorders. I think the biggest problem is that it has just recently been added to the DSM and there hasn’t been a ton of research (to my knowledge) on best practices. Either way, there is a disconnect of coping skills that leads to food manipulation that needs to be addressed.
I’m glad you love it (:
11:30 pm • 19 June 2013 • 1 note