I love this. Regardless of your starting point. A year is a good time frame in which to expect the changes you want to see.
This thank you there is no short cuts.
1 month until it’s been 1 year! #transformation
This is important no matter if it’s physical or mental, it takes time to change yourself into what you want to be. Get started and stay committed.
Part 3 of my beginners guide! This time it’s to increase your knowledge around the subject “eating disorders” and, if you’ve decided to battle your way through and eating disorder, I hope this will help you on your way towards recovery!
Read the other guides here!
What is an eating disorder:
- What is an eating disorder?
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Orthorexia Nervosa
- Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (AFRID)
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder
- Stages of eating disorders
Do you have a disordered relationship with food:
- I think I have an eating disorder
- Nature vs nurture: what are key factors to developing an eating disorder?
- How to identifying compulsive overeating in your loved one
- 10 Signs of Overexercise
- Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders
- Normal/disordered eating
Health effects of eating disorders:
- Health Consequences of Eating Disorders
- Dental Complications of Eating Disorders
- Laxative Abuse: Some Basic Facts
- Why Laxatives and Enemas Are Dangerous
- Males and eating disorders
- Eating disorders in men could be connected to gender tropes
- A silent epidemic?
- Eating Disorders in LGBT Populations
- Gay Men and Eating Disorders
- Trans People and Eating Disorders
- Eating Disorders & LGBT
- A fresh start: Taking the first step towards recovery
- What is ED Recovery?
- Extreme hunger: what is it?
- Why You Must Eat
- Water retention
- What is Recovery?
- Helpful Tips for After Residential Treatment
- 12 Ideas for Negotiating the Holidays
- Tips to Overcoming and Eating Disorder from Women Who Have Recovered
- Gaining weight - what to expect
- How to cope with weight gain
- Life During Recovery: Questions to Ask Yourself
- Understanding Stages of Change in the Recovery Process
- Is shame getting in the way of your recovery?
- Find a support group
- Relapse prevention
- Slips, Lapses and Relapses: Tips for Challenging Situations
- 10 Steps to Bulimia Recovery
- How to bounce back after a binge
- General Statistics
- Mortality and Eating Disorders
- Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders in Adolescents
- How to have a good relationship with food
- What is Body Image?
- Every Body is Different
- Listen to Your Body
- No Weigh! A Declaration
- The Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders
- 10 “Will-Powers” for Improving Body Image
- 10 Steps to Positive Body Image
- 20 Ways to Love Your Body
I really hope this can help you! <3
Covered yours while answering my last anon :)
**I’m going to cover another anon’s question of “What is the purpose of protein powder, it’s not natural?!” in this as well. Two birds and whatnot.**
Thoughts: protein powder is not necessary, but some prefer it. I don’t know where you live, but the average American consumes more then 3x the amount of protein your body needs. For a healthy diet, a single angus burger from McDonalds would cover the entire amount of protein needed for the day. Not saying an angus burger is healthy, just that it contains enough protein for your entire RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). It’s a misconception that you need a bunch of protein to build muscle. Yes, you need protein to build muscle but what most people don’t know is that if you’re consuming too much, your body just flushes it out. It’s not used, just peed. Also, if you’re consuming waaaaaayyyyy too much, then it’s very taxing on your kidneys and can cause diarrhea, dehydration and kidney damage. Protein deficiency is unheard of in industrial countries… yes that includes vegans and vegetarians. On the flip side, it takes a lot a lot a lot to create those adverse effects. I personally take protein powder after a workout because your body needs nourishment 30-60 minutes afterwards and I don’t have the time to eat between working out, seeing a client or between clients so it’s an easy and fast choice for me. Also I personally need to consume more calories than I previously was and it’s healthier than scarfing down those cookies that are looking at me right now.
Not getting down to sources of protein. Eating your nutrients is always better than supplementing it (especially when it comes to pills). True it’s not natural, but some people don’t care about that. However, if you search hard enough, it is possible to find powders that are made up of natural ingredients.
In conclusion I’m neither pro nor con protein powders. hahaha Long reply for no straight answer. Sorry love. I believe more in personal preference for this one. :P
Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder.
With Recovery Record you can:
- Keep a record of meals, thoughts and feelings
- Access beautiful reflection images and affirmations
- Customize log questions, meal plans, coping tactics and recovery goals
- View charts that highlight insights, trends and progress
- Collect jigsaw pieces to earn hidden rewards
- Set personalized reminder schedules and alarm tones
- Complete questionnaires to track your progress
- Link with your treatment team
- Receive in-the-moment feedback and messages from your treatment team
- Receive and send encouragement messages and virtual gifts to/from other users
Boosting this for followers or stumblers onto my blog.
I can’t help with 99% of eating disorder stuff because just thinking about it triggers crazytownbananapants for me, but this could really help some people.
Signal boost for all the girls and boys working with recovery.
I do :) just get the unsweetened kind.
- Artichoke Hearts
- Bell Peppers
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Corn on the Cob
- Hot Peppers
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Parsley and Other Herbs
- Sweet Potatoes
To be continued!
Lana Del Rey - Once Upon a Dream (cover)
For the upcoming movie, Maleficent, Disney tapped Lana Del Rey to cover the timeless Once Upon a Dream.
Usually, I am not interested in these kinds of covers or reinterpretations but this is one is pretty spectacular. Not only do Del Rey’s vocals hauntingly shine here, her reinterpretation of the song to fit the darker point of view in Maleficent is really lovely and con dolore.
January 2012 - 225/230lbs
End of 2013 - ~154lbs
This is definitely the only photo that exists of me at my highest weight unless I magically find more!