Surviving Anorexia
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Hi, I am a recovery anorexic since Jan this year. For 17 days i have been following a meal plan and exercise plan to tone my stomach after weight gain. Can you tell me how long it will take to tone my stomach? I know 17 days isn't long but i was hoping for maybe a month i would see a big change in my body
Anonymous

I get frustrated so at the belief that recovery is going to be quick. It’s not. It took a long time to break down the body. It’s going to take a long time to build your body back up. No a month is not going to give you a big change. Not even several months. Maybe this isn’t even a real questions and just a phoney one. Hard to tell when they re anons.

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First of all, thank you so much for this blog. It has helped me immensely. Secondly, i have battled anorexia/bulimia for three years. Something recently just clicked and I have eaten 3 meals and 3 snacks everyday for the past month. I have not gained weight yet, however I am terrified that I will go back to my old weight. If I continue to eat a balanced healthy diet consistently, will I gain very minimum weight back?
Anonymous

It takes a while to regain weight At the moment your body is using the food to repair the brain and other organs Weight is the last thing However I would also suggest you simply are not eating enough Three meals and three snacks are great, but if they are only small and less than 2500-3500 calories then you simply are not eating enough for weight gain

The fear about gaining too much weight is the ED It’s illogical and untrue The ED is also telling you that you were HUGE before, when that is also a lie

So to put to put it very bluntly, do you want to recover or just compromise with the ED? To get well and have a full life you have to gain weight to your correct BMI, there is no other way Your brain and body will NOT function properly on less If you compromise with the ED you will always have it in your life controlling you