If you have an eating disorder, the chances are that you’ve shut out your body’s desires for so long that you don’t know how to recognise cues for hunger or fullness.
I am having to practice mindfulness whilst I eat to try to relearn awareness of these cues. There is improvement, and I now sometimes feel hungry or full.
My nutritionist is helping me with this process, and I know have a new goal. I still have a meal plan, but rather than having a set menu of meals and snacks every day of the week, I can now choose what I want from that plan at each meal.
My fridge freezer and cupboards are now full, it feels so grown up. Some days it’s easy for me to choose, and at others I can only stick with what I would have previously had for that meal, on that day. Progress not perfection.
Chicken with walnuts, fried with peppers and soy sauce is still one of my favourites.
I’m pleased with the progress I’m making
UK Based Eating Disorder Charities
International Eating Disorder Charities
Peer Support groups
Two vlogersI have found useful who are in recovery or recovered