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 💖
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
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.
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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