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Food thoughts in recovery

I've been trying to recover from anorexia for a while I've gained weight and no longer count calories. However, I can't stop thinking about what I eat I don't know why I'm afraid of eating too much or too little and I find it difficult to know when I'm hungry or full anyone got any advice?

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Maybe make a rough meal plan to make sure you’re hitting in or around 3000+ calories but don’t start counting obsessively. And let go of all restrictions to stop worrying about what you’re eating. Eat whatever you want. Also if you’re in doubt about whether you’re hungry or full, eat !! X

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I know how hard it is to "know" how much to eat - and I too struggle to know when I've had enough - suggest you approach your GP and talk to them about your recovery and the help you need around setting up a meal plan - a dietician could help you with this - and some counselling support from an ED specialist would also help you look at the issues you have around food. ABC also have a dietician and befrienders who could support them - so do ring their helpline. Good luck.

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I've not got any advice I'm afraid, but having similar feelings to you! Have no idea how much or not I should be eating- I'm really trying hard to stick to 3 meals and 3 snacks but then I really struggle to determine when I'm actually full or hungry, but I'm still always thinking about food. I want to recover as quickly as possible but also don't want to do it wrong and my brain keeps sending me so many mixed signals! From the reading online I've done it seems lots of people say 'no amount of food is too much' in recovery- but I don't know if this is the case and I feel guilty if I eat more and worried I will gain masses of weight or shock my body?!

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I feel the exact same I know it's difficult hope you recover soon I try doing the opposite to what my anorexia type thoughts are thinking

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