I decided last August to stop the ED behaviors and went straight into intuitive eating. I don’t know if it was the best way to start recovery, but I didn’t relapse. I was still having some signs of low metabolism in January and decided to try eating Gwyn’s minimum of 3000 cal/day. It definitely helped resolve the last few problems I had, but the extra weight gain was so depressing. I only did that for part of January and February, because I got pregnant and couldn’t stomach eating that much anymore. I now eat how I think a non-disordered person would eat, and it works for me. I feel good (minus the usual pregnancy discomforts) and I can’t imagine ever counting calories again, not to restrict or meet a minimum.