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)
you all deserve someone who isnt embarrassed to love you and tells all their friends about you and saves your selfies, good and bad to look at when they miss you and loses sleep to talk to you and tells you how much they love you. i hope you all find that!!
“It is just a body. The more you can be neutral about a body, the better. Bodies change, and many times they change from things out of your control. Bodies do not, and never will, have anything to do with your value.”—Bevin Branlandingham (via lostgal49)
Has anyone had success making yogurt covered berries?
I made some the other day cause they sound so yummy but because you have to freeze them, they were way too cold and icy and not very good. So have any of you made some that turned out right & how did you do it?
“People tell me, all the time, it’s possible to succeed. That I can overcome my illness. I would have been much happier if people had stopped telling me that I can do things, I can succeed, and had instead told me it’s okay not to”—
Aka “I just wrote this line in my story that’s accidentally super relevant to my whole life” (via autistickanaya)
So I finished finals last week and I am done with my third year of college! I did better this year than I’ve done my whole college career, really really proud of how hard I worked. I think I finally figured out how to master studying and how to be a good college student, even though it took me 2 years!
Anyways, now that I’m off I’m going to start trying to make my own posts again! Take my own pics, do research, etc. That’s what my blog was about before I went to college…I hope I can revive that part of it!
Just wanted to give an update. Hope all of you are doing well and thank you all for sticking with me! <3
IF YOUR BOYFRIEND MAKES JOKES ABOUT YOUR BODY, WEIGHT, EATING DISORDER, RECOVERY, ETC, MAKE A JOKE ABOUT HOW HE’S SINGLE AND THEN WALK OUT THE DOOR BECAUSE THAT IS SOME FUCKEN BULLSHIT AND YOU ARE A BAD BITCH WHO DESERVES BETTER OK OK
Breathing and grounding exercises to help you calm down
Deep Breathing:Put your hands on your stomach and breathe in for 7 seconds hold for 5 seconds out for 10 seconds as you feel your stomach rise and fall. Keep repeating as often as you need to.
The 5-4-3-2-1 game:Out loud state 5 things you feel; 4 things you see; 3 things you smell; 2 things you hear; and one thing you smell. Repeat until you are calmer.
Physical Grounding:Sit down in a chair, with your back straight and your feet firmly planted on the ground. Feel how the ground feels under your feet, how the chair you are sitting on feels, how your body feels. Focus on the sensations from your body touching the ground and the chair.
Meditation:Lie back. Get comfortable. Close your eyes. Try to clear your mind and let all thoughts go through without paying attention to them. Acknowledge the thoughts, but don't let them gain control. While you meditate it helps to do the deep breathing exercise at the same time.