This summer class that I’m taking (organic chem) is literally making me sick, physically and mentally. I am working as hard as I possibly can (studying daily, working on homework with several groups, going to tutoring) and still not getting good grades. I know if I don’t pass this class it won’t be the end of the world, but I would be really disappointed given how hard I’m working
It’s been making me really insecure and anxious all the time, to the point where I’ve literally felt like I was going to be sick. I have to take a sleeping pill every night now to be able to get to sleep, and I haven’t been eating often enough.
I really need help calming myself down and avoiding a breakdown so that I can survive these next three weeks. I know most of you have been in my shoes, so what advice do you have for me or what worked for you?
“You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.”—(via moaka)
I would recommend reading the book Wheat Belly. Definitely worth the read and really turns your views on wheat/gluten upside down! Every fact and argument presented in the book is backed up with documented studies and science.
Cool, I’ll look into it! I’ll try to read when I’m out of school (probably will be a while :/ ). Thanks for the suggestion!
I'm trying to recover from my eating disorder and I started eating low-carb (not counting carbs though) and exercising regularly. Yesterday I ran 4 miles and did an hour long workout DVD, but I ate like 4000 calories. :( And the thing is, while I have gotten to a low weight before in my ED, I am currently at a healthy/chubby weight. I really don't want to gain weight, but every time I start eating healthy I binge a ton and relapse back into my ED. Help?!
Thanks for the ask!
When you say eating healthy, what do you mean? Are you restricting yourself from things that you want? Like do you want more bread/pasta but aren’t letting yourself because you’re trying to eat low-carb? Restricting from anything will backfire and can lead to binging since you’re essentially ignoring your cravings. Those cravings can creep back up later.
I would really recommend letting yourself eat what you crave just in moderation. If you’re craving something and you’re hungry, eat what you want until you’re satisfied. This can help prevent binges because you’re not only nourishing your body but you’re also listening to what you truly want, so you won’t feel that need to binge later!
And I think there’s a misconception that if you do this you’ll only eat “unhealthy” foods. When you truly listen to your body and mind, you will also find that you’ll look at “healthy” foods in a different way, and you’ll crave those, also!
I put quotes around healthy and unhealthy because I don’t believe any food is completely one or the other, but I’m referring to foods that people generally categorize as that (processed foods vs. fruits/veggies, etc.)
“A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive and healthy. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start to feel like one.”—(via cultivate-solitude)