Anorexia can make everything feel miserable. I know that during my eating disorder phases, I can't even remember what it feels like to actually feel emotions. I know this may sound strange to some who have never experienced an eating disorder, but to me it's a constant cycle. When I am underweight, undereating, or acting … Continue reading Depression and Recovery
I know I've already made a post on eating when not hungry, but I really think the topic of stomach issues in recovery needs to be talked about a bit more. Recovery from anorexia is hard enough, but to make matters worse our stomach really doesn't want to make things nice and smooth for us. … Continue reading Tummy Issues in Anorexia Recovery
I can admit firsthand that the worse my eating disorder behaviors are (the more I'm restricting, the lower weight I am), the less I desire to socialize. In fact, I tend to isolate myself as much as possible. Scientifically, I'm not sure why this is. Most people that I've met (and seen online) that have … Continue reading Socialization and Eating Disorders
Sadly, I do not have any personal experience with weight distibution in recovery. The reason? Because I've never stuck with recovery long enough. I started this blog to be completely honest about the ups and downs of recovery - and I won't sugar coat this one. The weight initially put on in eating disorder recovery … Continue reading Weight Redistribution
There has not been a lot of research done about celiac disease (relatively speaking - there has been but not as much as we need), despite it's long known existence. I'm assuming what is stopping it is the real world reality that is getting funding for research - but since there isn't much I feel … Continue reading Celiac Disease and Anorexia – Linked?
Recovery is hard. Hard enough mentally - and to go along with it most (if not all) of us will experience bloating at one point or another. See - here's the thing - the food we eat has to go somewhere. When we eat, our meal gets digested. The problem is, since you've limited the … Continue reading Bloating in Recovery
In a previous post I talked about being 'mentally' hungry but not physically hungry and why you need to listen to that. But what about when you're not mentally or physically hungry? This will be especially often when you first start recovery (sometimes, it all depends, of course). I think a good starting point is … Continue reading But What If I’m Not Hungry?