If you have stretch marks and you’re ever sad about them, remember eggs get stretch marks too and they’re still yummy.
Formerly - dontwanttobeaverage
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My name's Kasia. I'm a 17 year old girl
in recovery who's recovered from Anorexia. I've had Anorexia since May 2010. I also suffer from severe depression, anxiety and some OCD tendencies.
I've been in recovery since September 2010, but I only began taking recovery seriously, and wanting it for myself, in January 2011, once I realised I was wasting my life in hospital.
I went into hospital at the end of October 2010 and left in March 2011. I went to hell and back there.
I am at a healthy weight recommended for my height, but I will not discuss my weight or height because I believe any discussion of numbers leads to a disordered competition, so please do not ask.
I'm trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, whilst inspiring my followers to do the same by choosing recovery.
This is where I will write about my ups and my downs, and I hope to show those of you with eating disorders that recovery doesn't mean "getting fat". It means leading a healthy and happy life with freedom. My posts will mostly consist of personal posts, inspirational photos or quotes, research into the psychology of eating disorders, and also a few items on fitness and nutrition.
My daddy has a page on my blog called "The Gospel According to Dad" which I'm hoping will show you how much your ED affects those around you, and maybe if a parent of an eating disordered child sees my blog, they will see that they're not alone in this experience either.
Think of this as a recovery blog, but if are you triggered by talk of exercise then please read with caution as I sometimes post about my workouts. This is a place that inspires recovery, and also a healthy lifestyle.
I love giving advice, so if you need help with anything, I'm always here for you, even if it's just as a distraction. And you can always contact me by tagging a post with dontwanttobeanorexic.I answer privately if it's unrelated to me/my food posts/my blog. br>
• Snippets of my story
• Posts I am most proud of
• The Gospel According to Dad
• Amazon Wishlist
• Fashion, Beauty and DIY blog
• ED Behaviours Challenge
• Nothing you confess, could make me love you less. (Ask)
If you have stretch marks and you’re ever sad about them, remember eggs get stretch marks too and they’re still yummy.
Cookies and cream chia seed oats with natural peanut butter and Cookie Nookie peanut butter #heaven
Thank you, Mari! X
Vanilla protein chia seed oats with 2T natural peanut butter, almonds and lots of cinnamon. What a lovely morning pick-me-up!
I forgot how much I love overnight oats especially this wonderful 700+ cal bowl of chocolate overnight oats with a swirl of PB.
Cooked dinner for me and my mum (salmon and fried brown rice, onions and trimmed beans) but then she told me some shit news so I ended up sobbing into my plate.
I made stir fry from scratch! Brown rice, cod, egg whites, onions, garlic, mushrooms, chili oil, black pepper and Bragg’s aminos. All to me, mmmmmm!
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Going out with my boyfriend so I packed protein powder and oats and box with mackerel, peas, sweetcorn and wholewheat pasta to get everything in in my feeding time. I wish clean eating was easier when going out because having to pack clean food means I can’t eat out with my boo and stuff :/
I tried to make protein cookies but the oven decided I’d be having these protein cake slices lol. Still so yummy! Recipe up on @rippedrecipes - WWW.rippedrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-protein-slices-562.html (You can see where I ate half to try one before publishing lol) #rippedrecipes
Healthy, vegan blondies with spiced icing. Mmmmmm, in heaven.
Yes, my lunch is a salmon and cucumber sandwich. I have decided to start reintroducing fish and meat back into my diet after almost a year and half of being vegetarian. I originally became vegetarian for ethical reasons. However, I my health started deteriorating soon after. I became lethargic and often caught colds even when eating vegetarian proteins. I continued thinking that maybe it would improve, and I was also scared people would judge me for quitting, but really, it is none of their business and my health has been put at stake. Although I am very sad I have to do this, I will continue to choose ethically sourced meats where possible.
Anonymous asked: Im guessing based on your URL that you're recovering from anorexia. And you're vegetarian. I know obv it's possible, but how much do you need to eat per day to maintain/gain weight? I'm sorry if it bothers you but I'm curious because I want to become
A vegetarian sometime soon but my family is low on money and I don’t think she’d be able to really buy me enough food to keep me healthy. Sorry if this is coming off as ignorant. I’m honestly really clueless.
Hiya, love! Honestly, it’s not ignorant - lots of people are put off vegetarianism by the potential cost but you can make it as expensive as you wish.
A few little tips:
Grocery stores always display the unit price for each item, but a lot of grocery stores also display the price per weight for items. Use this to compare prices between brands and different sizes of products. If your grocery store doesn’t list price per weight, consider using a calculator to compare prices. Often times, the “cheaper” option will turn out to be more expensive by weight.
PRODUCE: FRESH VS. FROZEN
If you’re into making smoothies, adding fruit to oatmeal, or baking with fruit, look into buying frozen fruit. Frozen isn’t always cheaper, so make sure you’re being thorough with your price comparisons. If you come across a great deal on fresh produce, specifically fruit, stock up and freeze it. This works great for berries, bananas, and other fruit for use in smoothies. Remember, frozen produce, as a rule, contains more nutrients then fresh produce – this is because they are frozen at their peak ripeness and will not lose nutrients during transport to your grocery store. It is a misconception that nutrients are somehow lost during the freezing process.
BULK VS. PACKAGED
Purchasing some items from the bulk sections can be a great way to save money, especially if you only need a small amount. Often, the largest package will be the cheapest per weight, but don’t bother if you don’t need much. Great things to pick up in the bulk section include:
- nuts and seeds
- spices and herbs
- dried fruit, make sure they’re not over-dried, and that the containers are close to air-tight.
- snack items
- more expensive items that you’ve never tried before. Find out if you like them before you buy a larger package!
ORGANIC VS. NON-ORGANIC
Whether you choose to buy organic or not is up to you. In general, organic foods tend to be more expensive. If you don’t usually buy organic produce, make sure you check out the organic section anyways. When organic produce goes on sale it tends to be cheaper than non-organic.
BRAND NAME VS. GENERIC BRAND
Generic brand items can be an easy way to save money when shopping. Items that are great for buying generic are:
- baking supplies: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, corn starch, etc.
- nuts & seeds
- dried fruit
- canned fruits- the quality of canned produce is usually indicated by the grade, fancy grade the best quality.
COMPARE GROCERY STORES
Always check the flyers of all your nearby grocery stores online, and build your shopping list from there. If you happen to live somewhere where there are a few grocery stores to choose from, and are located in the same area, I suggest shopping all of their sales. This can be time consuming, but it can be really worth it. Learn if your grocery store has a customer appreciation day, a lot of stores offer 10-15% off your entire purchase one day out of the month – it may be different depending on your location and store. Try to get there earlier in the day for the best selection if there are specific sale items you want to pick up.
Prepare Your Own Meals
MAKE YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE MEALS
Prepackaged foods are often more expensive than preparing your own food from scratch. By being prepared and cooking for yourself you can easily save a lot of money. Preparing your own meals also allows you to be aware of exactly what’s in your food. If you often find yourself needing to pick up convenience foods, consider buying an insulated lunch box and making your own meals and snacks to take with you. An even more budget friendly option is to use a reusable grocery bag for a lunch bag. Keep your food cold by freezing one or two water bottles and throwing them in with your lunch, later in the day your lunch will still be cool and you’ll have ice cold water to drink.
AVOID VEG*N SUBSTITUTES
While I often find that a lot of packaged vegan meat and cheese substitutes are similarly priced compared to their non-vegan counterparts of medium quality, they’re often to items that cost the most compared to their volume. Watch for sales, or close-dated items that are discounted, and pick up these items then. Where I live, vegan substitutes don’t have a high turnover rate so they get marked down fairly often. Make sure to use them quickly, or freeze them (if it seems appropriate.) Consider making your own vegan burgers, they’re usually very affordable, more nutritious and fresh than store bought veggie burgers.
Make the Most of Your Shopping Trip
STOCK UP ON STAPLES
Volume purchase items that you’re certain you will use before their expiry date. Watch best before dates, if there’s a great deal on a product, buy multiples if the item is far dated. An example where I find this works great is on shelf stable non-dairy milks, they’re often dated for a month or more if left unopened, so it’s a great item to stock up on.
SCHEDULE SHOPPING TRIPS
Find a schedule that works for you, and stick to it. I like to grocery shop every 5 days, this way I don’t have to buy quite so much produce and risk any of it going bad. Save your receipts so that you can go back and see what you’re buying during each shopping trip, and how much you’re buying. This will prevent you from running out of some items, while overbuying and wasting others. You will also see which items you may want to cut down on, or eliminate completely from your shopping trips.
Have a Budget and Use a Grocery List
The best part of eating vegan is that you don’t need to buy all of the fanciest ingredients or “super foods”. You can easily enjoy the benefits of eating healthy on a tight budget, it just requires a little extra planning. Make sure you’re aware of how much you have to spend on food, and stick to it. It can be helpful to keep a mental tally or rounding and adding prices on paper as you go to make sure you are staying on budget.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES:
Fruit: apples, bananas, as well as any other fruit on sale or in season.
Vegetables: spinach, carrots, broccoli, celery, mushrooms, cucumber, green bell pepper, tomatoes (canned or fresh), onions, garlic
PROTEINS & HEALTHY FATS:
Proteins: firm tofu, chickpeas and/or black beans, lentils, unsweetened soy milk
Healthy Fats: almonds, peanut butter, avocados, ground flax seed, canola oil
Grains & Potatoes (I like to choose 2-3 options): oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes
Bread Products (I like to choose 1-2 options, you can have a good selection to choose from by storing these products in the freezer, and taking out one serving at a time. Check your store for a discount section.): sprouted or whole grain bread, whole wheat wraps, whole wheat bagels, whole wheat english muffins
Condiments, Herbs, and Spices: white vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, vegetable bouillon, cumin, coriander, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper
General Baking & Cooking: whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, ground flax seed, cocoa, cinnamon
Sweeteners: sugar, molasses, raisins, dates
Coffee & Tea: green or white tea, black tea, coffee
Be aware, this info is from a vegan site (http://www.ilovevegan.com), so you have a bit more on offer for yourself (dairy and eggs). Also, I like to go to farmers markets for my vegetables and fruits because they’re about 80% cheaper!
Regarding your question about how much I need to maintain/gain… Well depends what of! I maintain on an intuitive eating diet as most do. To gain weight I was eating between 2,500 and 3,000 calories. Vegetarians obviously need to be pretty aware of their protein intake to make sure they’re not deficit, so try to incorporate at least one protein into each meal.
If you need any more info, never hesitate to contact me x
I think you might have meant something else when you said CO2? CO2 is released from our bodies naturally during cellular respiration. Sorry, just pointing that our :)
how did you work this out ?
I’m awesome and made cinnamon caramel pumpkin seeds mmmmmmmm