My parents freak out whenever i try to eat healthier. When i ask them not to put butter on my toast or for skim milk/almond milk they will make comments like " why?? you don't need to be cutting calories" " growing kids need full fat products" + they REFUSE to buy healthier food like instead of buying chips and ice cream why not frozen yogurt and fruit? Or earth balance butter over land o lakes.. ): I just want to eat healthy but they make it SO hard. How do you eat healthy with parents who refuse to?
Sorry, but I agree with your parents. Cutting out full-fat products and swapping margarine for butter aren't necessarily healthy choices.
Butter, full-fat products, ice cream and chips can all be a part of a healthy diet, obviously some more sparingly than others. Also, just because they buy chips and ice cream doesn't mean you must eat it, right?
I eat ice cream several times a week, for what it's worth. I also drink whole milk, eat chips occasionally and have butter on my toast. I'm perfectly healthy.
Well, you're in their house, so you pretty much have to abide by their rules. On top of that your parents have a point; if you're trying to recover from an ED then you need full fat dairy and butter, and you need to become comfortable with having junky food around. Doesn't mean you need to eat it, but you need to get to a place, mentally, where junky food is completely neutral to you.
Beyond that, you can accompany them while they go grocery shopping and offer REASONABLE alternatives to junky food. However it is their money, their house, their grocery budget. Until you earn some money and start buying things yourself, you're pretty much beholden to what they buy.
Look at is as a learning experience; overcoming your fear foods/ED thoughts by immersing yourself into an uncontrollable territory. You won't die, you won't get fat, instead you'll live, and you'll be that much stronger and further along in your recovery.
OH MY GOSH! Thats how my mom is! " You don't need to cut calories! " " You're skinny enough! "
I just ignore them and do my own thing :P
But you don't need to cut calories, and you are skinny enough. Actually, probably too skinny, given that you just posted about how much your bones are sticking out.
I suppose the OP could be motivated to not restrict too much by reading through your threads and seeing what it can do to you, but I'm not sure that's what your intent was.
If you're already thin, don't cut those thing's out completely. Just eat them in moderation. It's ok to eat butter and stuff. My parent's don't believe in full fat products and we all think there gross
You should probably just listen to you're parents though
lol, i don't have an eating disorder.. nothing to recover from. Just because i want to eat healthier doesn't automatically mean i have an ED, lol. I like healthy food. Its good for your body and betters your mental and physical being. Icecream, chips,full fat products can not be apart of a healthy diet when there is no other food in your diet besides that?? damn x:
Wish my parents were like that! like damn stop buying whole milk you weirdo.6 Who buys whole milk anymore? even my school doesn't sell whole milk and they have the most unhealthiest lunches! I personally like 2 percent but i'd really love to try almond milk or something different.. :p I dont want to listen to my parents though :pppp
your health foods aren't that healthy. Fake butter isn't very healthy. Almond milk is okay, but it isn't the holy grail. Instead of trying to get your parents to not buy whatever they want, maybe you could ask for one thing each time they go shopping that might make a difference. Start with cheap healthy foods like bananas, carrots, etc.
eh, i like healthy food...i'm weird, whatever haha. Full fat doesn't really bother me. Yeah, i'd rather healthier alternatives but whatever. I just want our house to have more fruits, veggies, stuff to make salads with, luna bars, whole wheat bread, peanuts/other nut stuff. Yeah, i wouldn't like fake **** ( not healthy!!) and diet food usually isn't healthy. has that gross fake sugar in it that taste way too weirdly sweet and like bum..that but i wish my parents just bought more fruit. seriously my house is full of poptarts, icecream ( which i don't mind but i only like to get ice cream from creameries that make it themselves) chips, fruit rolls up etc. No thank you!!Lol. I'm not thin, ugh i'm a whale. :p I just take pictures at good angles if thats what you are referring too though loll. Sometimes i can get them to buy healthier products but not likely. They are stuck in their ways. :p
And i think earth balance is healthier then regular butter. but thats just me! yeah..fruit is what i was talking about mainly. i guess the more appropriate word would of been more natural unproccessed, unaltered food. Eat clean! Improve my physical and mental health, parents will live longer and maybe see a six pack on my abs..yeah that would be nice! :))
Whole milk and cheese aren't unhealthy and they certainly aren't "junk food."
You don't HAVE to eat it. And eating less of the so-called unhealthy foods (better termed "calorie-dense") is what we consider "eating things in moderation" and is a normal eating habit.