Thursday, November 03, 2005

Nutrition

Hello Ladies,
Here is a place to blog about your meal plans, nutrition, how you are doing with it all.....ask for support....encouragement....etc......Please remember to be pro-recovery in your post...

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

This whole nutrition thing is the hardest thing for me. For me, my eating disorder is not so much about achieving an ideal body image....but much more an issue of control...i control when i eat, what i eat, if i purge...everything. So, I have to admit now that my nutrition has not been where it should be because right now I feel like my life is out of control so I am really trying to control my food (way too much....) and thus restricting. I saw my therapist yesterday though...so hopefully things will get better soon.

Thanks y'all for listening.

JulieBird said...

Hi Jeanette, it was good meeting you last night. My difficulty with food is I get in a rut, I find foods that I think are "good" and stick with them so when I have to go out to eat or eat with others, it freaks me out. And I know that's not good because it does lend itself to flexibility or variety. But I'm getting there.
-Julie

Jeanette said...

I know I get stuck on my "safe" foods and then avoid anything that is not safe. In fact, once when I was in treatment they let me eat the same four foods (because that was all that was safe) for six weeks. Variety and flexibility both scare me too. One thing that has helped is having to go out to eat with my dietitian. She has made me try things that I would never have tried on my own. I will be the first to admit that it was sooooooooooo stressful...but I lived through the experience so it could not have been that bad (looking back on it, of course).

It was nice meetingy ou last night too Julie. Hope to get to know you better.

Jeanette

katherine said...

I was intrigued to read that you actually ate a meal out with your dietician...what a great therapeutic experience. What you wrote has inspired me to pose that as an option to my nutritionist, with whom i meet weekly in an office setting. seems like a restaurant experience could be very stressful, but also beneficial--thanks for the idea.

maddison said...

nutrition is hard for anorexics to accept. sometimes the eating disorder is so strong that it does not let us get better. My eating disorder was so strong and it was hard to let myself eat and feel comfortable. I find that a meal plan really is safe it keeps you from over eating and from under eating. that is an importat part in recovery.