I am in recovery, today I ate more than usual but less than the average healthy person. I feel awful. How do you keep yourself from falling back into ED thoughts (I should starve, I failed, etc like that)? Thank you 💖

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  • anne77


    Something that is helping me right now is a key motivational factor. For me, that looks like getting my life at university back and rebuilding the friendships that were left in shards; when I realized that ED wasn’t just hurting me, but other people—people i love, I was like, “This just got real.” This is just what helped me though! also im super proud of you ♥️♥️☺️ stay strong

  • phlox


    Find one way it really hits you and focus on how you don’t want that. As a female who loved their thick long hair, it started falling out in clumps. Despite what else was going on, what I was doing to my body (heart, eye sight, oral health, etc.) I bawled when I saw my hair falling out. Motivated me to change over the rest of my health that was suffering but it meant something.

  • Emo_Enby_99


    Firstly, you're doing great! Keep positive tabs on recovery, looking back on milestones can give this amazing sense of achievement. What I do when I'm having food troubles is write things down. Writing down what happened, how it made me feel. Then the facts, is this safe? Is this normal? Benefits and negatives. I deal with food addiction, and when I feel urges to binge or consume outside mealtimes, I journal my emotions at the time. Generally just write about it and think on how you're helping yourself and, subsequently others. It's not an easy journey, but I belive in you!!!

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