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#1 beccaisnothome

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 10:25 PM

I stared recovery like last month, and gained so much weight. 17 pounds. I can't seem to go back to how i used to be no matter how hard i try. I used to eat 500 a day and never binge. I've been freaking out trying to do that again and just can't. Any advice?


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#2 ザイト

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:21 PM

been there. except i gained 25lbs. :(( i hate giving “tips” but. it’s not like they aren’t all over this site anyways. honestly i’d start tracking your cals right below your TDEE (1,200-1,400 depending on height/weight/gender). IF you want to go lower, which you definitely don’t have to do to lose weight, you can taper down weekly or biweekly by 100cals. i don’t wanna say “500 is unsustainable” because i’ve met ppl who can stay around that for quite some time. and don’t beat yourself up if you go over. the beginning of a relapse is like that sometimes. it takes willpower. drink lots of water.
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#3 beccaisnothome

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:12 PM

been there. except i gained 25lbs. :(( i hate giving “tips” but. it’s not like they aren’t all over this site anyways. honestly i’d start tracking your cals right below your TDEE (1,200-1,400 depending on height/weight/gender). IF you want to go lower, which you definitely don’t have to do to lose weight, you can taper down weekly or biweekly by 100cals. i don’t wanna say “500 is unsustainable” because i’ve met ppl who can stay around that for quite some time. and don’t beat yourself up if you go over. the beginning of a relapse is like that sometimes. it takes willpower. drink lots of water.

thank you so much!


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#4 ArCeMo

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:13 PM

I've found that increasing your water intake and just exercising more can be useful!! Skateboarding and skiing was what helped me after recovery personally, but please stay safe!! 


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#5 golodnaya

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 02:52 PM

been there. forced recovery by a nurse mom + nutritionist (no ip just outpatient bc my mom works at a hospital and i didnt want to impact her career by being mentally ill around her coworkers. gave her the old bamboozle)

give it time. it took me... like two years to get back into restriction. you can do it faster than that obviously but i had external circumstances outside of recovery that made it hard for me (ill SO, depression, addiction, etc)

what helped me get back into restricting was eating at maintenance for my height, not worrying about exercise (loss of weight is like 99% diet), eating a high protein diet with healthy fats. then i transitioned to my diet of choice, zero carb. that always annihalates my appetite. restriction easy mode: unlocked.

but really, be patient. drink more water, have a good sleep schedule, and focus more on maintaining and not eating reactively

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:22 PM

I'd say focus on recovery, and focus on building a healthy relationship with food. It is possible to lose weight and have a healthy relationship with food, but it might be a bit before you can feel like that.

 

I wish you the best, and good luck in your recovery!


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#7 jackalyvia

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:22 PM

Biggest advice: patience
It's the 2nd hardest part, first being discipline but imo patience is more fleeting
3rd is consistency
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