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
Feel your feet hit the ground and touch the earth.
And remember, you are no failure, no wrong-doer, no judge.
You are a person.
A person whose body deserves acceptance kindness, and thanks.
A person who deserves to wear whatever you like and participate in whatever activities make you feel alive.
A person who deserves to nourish your needs, wants and wishes.
A person who deserves to smile at yourself.
A person who deserves compassion, care, respect and love.
Because no matter what the voices or messages may say.
The scale is no barometer, no measure of any, any of that.
First, woohoo, congratulations on what has been a hard and long journey to get back to where you are now. That is a great thing.
I can hear both sides. Your parents are worried and fearful that you might slip back and you are frustrated and anxious to prove that you have achieved health. It’s time to have a really good talk between you or if you feel you can’t get your medical support team to do it. Part of later recovery is learning to own and care for yourself. Get your own foods, be responsible for the amount and what you eat and learn to stay stable and healthy yourself. Your parents don’t have to let go completely, but gradually and it is the best outcome for you too. So you don’t feel suddenly you have it all on yourself. Start with one meal and snack a day that is totally your responsibility. Then when you feel comfortable with that, move on etc. As long as your weight stays stable and you are eating a wide range of foods there is no need for your parents to keep picking at you. Hope this helps and answers your question.