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recovering from an ED


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So I'm recovering from bulimia/anorexia and I've been in rehab for a few months and have started eating a bit and keeping it down. The food there is gross!! The doctor said to just have little bits of low calorie food and gradually build up to more(I'm not doing any exercise, just lazing around most of the day) till I can eat 3 meals and snacks a day. Could you please give me any suggestions you gave please? Thanks!!
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Stick to your recovery plan.

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I don't really know what to have though...
Are you asking what you can eat from there food choices? It's kinda hard to say because if you've done any damage to your body then you don't want to eat anything that will make you sick, kwim? The should be a nutritionist/ dietician on staff that can help you formulate a good eating plan using a variety of foods plus any seasoning. You might have to run it by your dr to ensure it won't hurt your healing digestive system. The food may seem to suck but it's about reprogramming your mind and body. What kinds of things do they offer?

This kinda worries me... You've been in rehab for a few months, and your doctor says:

"to just have little bits of low calorie food and gradually build up" - what kind of rehab is this? Especially if there is an opportunity to purge after meals?

You should be seeing a dietician and eating anywhere from 2,500-4,000 calories a day on a prescribed meal plan, with no option but to keep it down (i.e. supervised rest after meals, etc). 'Little bits of low calorie food' won't get you anywhere.

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Hi Nellie! I have recovered from an Ed with the help of facility much like the one you describe. It's going to be hard im not going to lie! Try and soak up as much info from your doctors and dietitians as you can bc the real work starts when u leave. And just stuck with it! Take advantage of this place and find the REAL reason for your Ed cuz it has nothing to do with the food. Good luck and don't count your calories girl it's time for you to focus on YOU!
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Well that's what I was told to do, my stomach has shrunk so I can't eat loads, I simply can't. The. Thought of loads of calories makes me want to throw up so thats why I'm gradually building the calories up....,
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@laswitzer it's so hard!:( thanks a lot though :)
Original Post by nellie1396:

Well that's what I was told to do, my stomach has shrunk so I can't eat loads, I simply can't. The. Thought of loads of calories makes me want to throw up so thats why I'm gradually building the calories up....,

Oh sure, I understand that you need to build up gradually, but I'm just not sure why they've let you eat so little for 'a few months'. When I was in hospital (only for 2 weeks, ) they got me from 500 to 2,500 in 14 days.

Anyhoo, you're starting to build up now, right? I'd say small, HIGH calorie things, 6 times a day. That is much gentler on the tummy. Plenty of protein and fats - what about sandwiches? You can get quite a few calories into a snadwich with not too much volume.

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