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Dutchie, I’ve tried adding salt to OJ but I feel like it ruins the taste a bit :p although I might have put a little too much, I might try it again. Thanks for the tip!
Oh yes, it’s so hard to find a balance! I sometimes want to binge on liquids too but not as much as I did when I had just started recovery (been doing this for a year now but somehow always end up undereating which is probably keeping me from making any physical progress other than weight gain). One thing that’s helped me with not drinking too much is using a straw and taking sips whenever I’m craving it, before I get thirsty. I mostly drink soda, orange juice is my favorite but I feel like it’s too cooling for me.
I don’t know GeeMa, something feels a bit off. I had a UTI two weeks ago, well the doctor wasn’t sure what it was but (TMI) I had blood in my pee and was feverish so he gave me antibiotics. I wonder if it was caused by not drinking enough? I’d never had it before. But honestly I’d rather drink too little than too much, the muscle spasms, palpitations and anxiety are so bad when I overhydrate. But yeah I used to drink a lot and pee so much! Maybe my body just needs time to adjust to everything.
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Mali, what is your usual diet like if you only get to about 50 g of sugar? I probably eat more than that with my breakfast only!
Saisrice, I too used to eat chicken everyday! Now, not so much.
I haven’t tried meditation, it would be nice to try it though!
I’m not sure what to do. I guess I should eat more because I’m super hungry right now, but whenever I respond to that hunger I instantly gain a few kilos! I eat the 3000 minimum recommended in Youreatopia and I know that if I’m hungry I shold eat more but I’m so scared that I’m going to gain so much weight. But then again I guess I got here because I wasn’t eating the amount that my body really wanted (keeping the metabolism low) plus the stress. I feel like I’m hurting my body no matter what I do, I have chest pain on the left side especially when I’m cold, I’m not sure if it’s because of my weight or because of my metabolism. It sometimes get better after a warming meal so I would think it has something to do with circulation (if it’s heart realted)? But it doesn’t last long. I feel like I should be eating all the time to keep myslef warm and full. But what if I make things worse by eating more and am clogging my artries or whatever? Also my muscles are nonexistent and weak, I can’t do much else than sit or lie on my bed without my muscles and bones hurting or getting tired. I feel like I’m slowly killing myself and don’t know what to do to get better. I wish someone could just tell me EXACTLY what to do, what and how much to eat, how much to rest etc. I feel like I did this time last year when I weighed 47 kilos, the only difference is that I’ve gained over 50 kilos since then and I’m carrying it as fat on my weak body.
Sorry to whine, it’s just been a long day and it sucks not having all the answers, not being able to trust doctors, family not understanding…
But Saisrice, you’re always very helpful, I’ve seen you post on Youreatopia too! I hope everything’s going well :)
Thanks everyone! I’m trying to put together a meal plan. The past few days I’ve really been freaking out, in a year I’ve more than doubled my anorexia weight, I’m now obese and all of the gain seems to have gone to fat and I really suffer from muscle weakness. I think stress and not enough sleep is the biggest issue but maybe I should avoid PUFAs? Being on the REDS I tend to take thigs to extreme though and that would probably create more stress. I’m not sure how to proceed.
I’m in the same boat! It’s SO hard to change the rhythm, I’ve tried many times. I might have to just force myself to wake up early one day and try to go to sleep earlier and do it as long as my body gets used to it?
You’re just like me patch, same worries. I don’t have an appetite but I have a history of anorexia and my metabolism is like shit, I keep gainng weight, I’m cold and have a bad skin so I kinda have to force down the food even when I don’t want to, which is always…
This stresses me too! I often feel like drinking even when I’m not thirsty but it always makes me cold and run to the toilet lol