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How strict are you with your food choices?


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#1 TheJunior

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 01:31 PM

How much do you limit your food choices? Do you have phases of being more limited and less limited?

And does your health fixation extend to processed or organic foods or do you primarily track macros/calories?

I am trying to start tracking macros and keeping my diet diverse. Only thing is I dont cook dinner in my house so idk what to do. I am not afraid of preservatives or things considered arbitrarily bad for you like energy drinks. I am EDNOS but have a lot of ortho traits and was trying to see how much my goals/behaviors line up with this forum.

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#2 m4neater

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 01:48 PM

I've limited them quite a bit. I don't touch anything overly processed but I do occasionally buy low cal pre made snacks like rice cakes, but they MUST be less than 50 cals per serving, and the serving size can't be super tiny. 

 

My whole list of safe foods are all things that require preparation and I alwaysssss research them beforehand and look up their nutritional labels. 

 

I'm more fixated on the calories, but I do track the main macros ( fats, sugars, carbs, and protein ) I kinda ignore the rest LOL

I buy mostly whole grain or organic foods so I don't really worry about them too much 


 

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#3 TheStarsAndMoon

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 05:43 PM

EDNOS with some ortho traits...
I guess I find it hard to trust labels and ingredient lists. If I can I’ll make it from scratch. Ramen, preserves, cheese, yogurt...
I don’t like eating food that I didn’t make but I can be ok with it if the ingredients are clear and simple.
In really bad phases I won’t eat anything I didn’t make myself, which is a restriction in itself...
Meat, eggs and dairy products must be organic or I won’t buy it...

Sometimes I just don’t have the time to make anything from scratch so I kind of get on with it but then I tend to restrict my calorie intake... to compensate...? Idk, it’s confusing when I think of it.
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#4 JohnThomas93

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 08:19 PM

I follow a strict numbers game so no phases of being more or less limited to types of foods but I do go through bulking and cutting phases where calorie intake varies. I'll eat ANYTHING up until the point i reach my calorie allowance BUT if its late and I breakdown I'd rathe eat 7 ounces of chicken breast rather than a 1.5 ounce snickers bar (same calories, roughly) to feel more satiated. I do prefer to cook my own food. If I can't then I massively overestimate to aid my restriction and just in case.
Only macro I ever track is protein although rarely I will do no carbs whatsoever.
I think ortho people put way, way too much thought into eating "right". I say eat .81grams of protein f
Per pound of body weight, stay at or under a reasonable calorie allowance for your goals, and work your ass off in the gym
and you'll be as successful as ANYONE else aside from a genetic advantage
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 11:12 PM

Idk if I'm properly ortho, but over time it's seemed to get that way. 

 

I basically stick to one-ingredient things. I'll make a meal of 1/2 an avocado, a sweet potato, a box of raisins, some plain oatmeal, and maybe a protein bar, and that's my main meal for the day; might have a piece of fruit elsewhere in the day. But it's just a simplicity thing for me - I know exactly what it is, nothing could have been put in it and not listed, it's a freaking sweet potato, y'know? Anything more seems unhealthy, excessive, uncertain, unpredictable, and shamefully indulgent, I guess.


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Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:03 AM

I'm not ortho I just have some tendencies. I have always tried to make high volume meals and snacks with as little as calories possible and that has led to fixation on "healthy" foods. I don't track macros, I really only care about calories. But I do make sure to keep my sugar intake and fat intake down. I also try to eat foods with a lot of protein, fiber, and cut down on processed foods. I've stopped eating so many microwaveable bowls and started making my own. 

I'm very strict with weighing food more than anything, I weigh literally everything I eat. If it's a can of soup, I weigh it out to make sure it matches the nutrition label. I'm not strict with macros, just calories.


  

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:57 AM

On top of the kosher rules I also put another layer of rules


[Updated: June, 2021] 168cm | 37kg | BMI = 13.1

PLEASE!! THIS IS MY PERSONAL PLEA: DON’T SAY THINGS LIKE “if your BMI is true you need to be hospitalised” or “if your signature is still accurate...” because A. yes? It’s still accurate? It says updated on JUNE 2021, which is like...literally what today is B. why would you think it’s not true? Why do I need to lie on an anonymous site? It’s exactly because I can’t talk about my ED IRL so I have to go online... I’m already struggling & hurting so much, just like how you are too. Imagine you having no support whatsoever, go online to find an outlet, only being questioned for your credibility about your stats and posts, how would you feel? C. yes it might seem low but my highest ever BMI was around 17, I’m premature and have multiple medical conditions that made me weight less/can’t eat much even prior my ED. So yea, 13 is not that bad compare to someone who got here from a much higher HW.

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 06:26 AM

Wouldn’t say I’m entirely ortho, but always obsess over having a vegan/gf diet mainly to decrease bloating and bcuz I love animals, on top of that I’m obsessed with always eating the same thing and having my safe food list be most ideally 10 items long, but at the moment I’m satisfied with it just fitting under on my note phone screen under the meal list
Thought I may as well share if you’re curious
breakfast
- juice
lunch
- protein bar
dinner (options)
- veg
- wrap
- soup
- salad

safe
- pea
- juice
- onion
- carrot
- potato
- tomato
- spinach
- cucumber
- asparagus
- protein bar
- hummus
- quinoa
- tortilla

Not listed is garlic powder and olive oil, which makes me feel guilty but they don’t fit on my screen lmao

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:16 PM

I lashes out and rather starve if I ant get the specific type of apples I wanted in supermarket 

 

that’s how strict I am


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[Updated: June, 2021] 168cm | 37kg | BMI = 13.1

PLEASE!! THIS IS MY PERSONAL PLEA: DON’T SAY THINGS LIKE “if your BMI is true you need to be hospitalised” or “if your signature is still accurate...” because A. yes? It’s still accurate? It says updated on JUNE 2021, which is like...literally what today is B. why would you think it’s not true? Why do I need to lie on an anonymous site? It’s exactly because I can’t talk about my ED IRL so I have to go online... I’m already struggling & hurting so much, just like how you are too. Imagine you having no support whatsoever, go online to find an outlet, only being questioned for your credibility about your stats and posts, how would you feel? C. yes it might seem low but my highest ever BMI was around 17, I’m premature and have multiple medical conditions that made me weight less/can’t eat much even prior my ED. So yea, 13 is not that bad compare to someone who got here from a much higher HW.

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#10 Joe Rogan

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 02:28 PM

I’m pretty strict about what I consider safe to eat. My choices are extremely limited.
Only raw fruits and vegetables, nut only nut butters or raw nuts.
No artificial sweeteners anymore so I just stick to coffee and water if I’m thirsty :/
Very rarely will I eat anything processed, and if I am, it’s things like Greek yogurt, almond milk, hummus...
kinda pathetic tbh but I can’t bring myself to eat anything else or go out. Whenever I’m forced to with my boyfriend (who isn’t aware) I feel so fucking awful and guilty for the rest of the day and next.

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 12:58 PM

I'm very strict. I don't count calories, but aim for less than 2,000 a day, because I'm currently trying to body recomp. Not a single gram of added sugar, less than 15 grams of saturated fat per day, 70+ grams of protein per day, and as many veg as I can scarf down. All of this because my fasting glucose was 103 ONE TIME lmao. Oh well.


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#12 NewDart

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 02:18 AM

At the moment I have a cal limit and everything has to be home made from scratch.

LBMI: 14.7


CBMI: 15.0


GBMI: 13.9


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:03 PM

I'm ... just starting to recognize and understand my ortho tendencies.  I'm vegan, and I don't eat anything processed - everything I eat I prepare myself using organic ingredients.  My meals are centered around vegetables, with a lesser proportion of fruits, healthy fats and whole grains.  I use a tracker to keep an eye on my calories, macros and nutrient intake, which I've found really helpful to avoid past mistakes - makes it easy to spot deficiencies and make sure I'm taking the right vitamins.  Daily calories are generally 600-900, although one day a week I do a water fast (0 calories), and I allow myself up to 1200 on the weekends in case of social events or if I'm starting to feel unusually tired and need to up my intake.  Exercise is walking, swimming and / or stretching / yoga, depending on the day - nothing crazy or high intensity though (again, have learned from past mistakes).      




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