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Weight Gain Advice

Started by GingerEars. Last reply by Kath Dec 15, 2015. 1 Reply

Hey all!I am struggling with the increase in weight coming to this lifestyle... I know i have done some irreparable damage to my body, and I know I really need to allow myself to heal, but goodness…Continue

Newbie here

Started by Kath Dec 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi guys ! thanks to someone on the raw till 4 forum I've gotten this link. I'm so happy that i've found people that have been through thesame as I. I have Boulemia for about 10years now. I started…Continue

Body change and body dysmorphia

Started by living_plantbased. Last reply by Figany Fruitbat Sugarcaine Oct 19, 2015. 1 Reply

I still have bulimic tendencies and BED, and body dysmorphia isnt helping but is anyone having a trouble time with some of the body changes? Continue

Digestive Issues coming from ED?

Started by Allie. Last reply by Maria Aug 10, 2015. 17 Replies

Has anyone else experienced digestive issues initially coming onto this lifestyle?Im coming from anorexia and bulimia, and have found my digestion and elimination is all over the place, sometimes it…Continue

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Comment by millie goldsmith on February 16, 2015 at 9:05am

i have just started a blog to share the events on my vegan journey and my recovery- weight gain etc, i thought i would do this to try and support others as well as supporting myself in the process because i know that then there is a reason to recover to spread the vegan message 

http://veganmillie.blogspot.co.uk

also youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_IXhPM3meB9JR3q8NLrDvA

Comment by Dareios Rohan Katsanikakis on January 7, 2015 at 4:51am

Here's a video I just made that may help people here: The #1 thing that helped me overcome my eating disorder

Comment by Dareios Rohan Katsanikakis on September 9, 2014 at 12:43pm

The first in a series of videos talking about how I overcame my eating disorder on a fruit based diet:

Healing anorexia the plant-based way: The vegan lifestyle saved my ...

Comment by Jogang on June 29, 2014 at 12:56am

Do you know whether it's possible to get a binging episode a few months after you stopped your starvation episode? My starvation episode was from January until end of April. and then in May I started to eat enough kcal again. But now. almost 2 months after I started to eat enough I get extreme cravings and binges…. I binge on rice and I can't manage to stay raw (I even binged 2 times on bread and peanut butter yugh!!). I gained some weight I am really depressed. I am avoiding people don't want to see anyone. Do you have some idea how this is possible to get those cravings 2 months AFTER you start eating enough kcal from fruit? I don't know what's wrong with me. I desperately want to be happy.

Comment by Colleen on June 12, 2014 at 5:50am

I always thought I had an over active appetite and that's why I always felt "hungry". Then I saw the difference between the way would eat (devour) say, a veggie burger (fatty/salty/processed foods) as opposed to the way I would pick at a bowl of sliced banana or salad. I'm coming to the realization that I have a mental addiction to these toxic foods and sometimes I can control myself and sometimes I can't. I have a history of binging and purging but I got the purging under control now. I know that does me even more damage than eating garbage alone. I've heard people say that this lifestyle has cured their E.D.s but I'm not quite sure how to work with mine. I have little to no appetite when it comes to eating the right things so I just go without eating until I get so hungry my cravings get out of hand. How do I make myself eat the right way???

Comment by Anna on May 18, 2014 at 9:15pm

Hi guys! I have problem with binge eating. I had anorexia a few moths ago. I got fat lastly, because i ate a lot of sweets, dairy :( Now i would like to fix my health, body and my life. I want to try raw till 4. I believe that lifestyle will help me.

Comment by Hannah Day on March 29, 2014 at 3:00pm

Lacy, 
I am so sorry you are struggling. I can absolutely relate. My anorexia started at age 14/15 and I only very recently (one year ago, now age 23) found relief with 801010...but I had already been 801010 for almost 3 years! For the first 2.5 years I was just plain scared of gaining weight, and so I continued restricting. eventually my health had deteriorated so terribly, and I was so sick of feeling miserable, both physically and mentally, that I finally took the plunge. But to get to that point of jumping in to unlimited calories certainly took a lot of mental/emotional/personal work, understanding myself and my eating disorder. Basically, I had to get to a point where I truly felt worthy of recovery, of living, of being happy. Then, once I started eating enough carbs, my mental patterning completely changed. Carbed-up, my eating disorder thoughts are entirely foreign. Of course, the precursor and foundation of this success eating unlimited amounts is all of the work that made me truly love my self enough to recover. But, what i found is that no amount of emotional/personal work was enough to be fully recovered, by itself. I need my brain to be fully sugared up to function properly and feel alive. When i get undercarbed for any prolonged period of time I do start to feel like my scary "old self", I just start feeling extremely negative and like nothing matters, eating doesn't matter, i'm disgusting, worthless etc. Thankfully this only happens if I (unintentionally) get waaaayy to hungry. And as soon as I eat enough, i feel amazing again. So basically, in my experience, the first thing you have to do is be ready to recover, love yourself enough to put your physical and mental health and happiness before your weight. Then, you have to eat crazy amounts of fruit, always (and get good sleep, etc of course) In the past year of eating a ton and feeling like an ENTIRELY new woman (never felt like a woman before either, lol) I have gained about 30 pounds. But that is inevitable, and honestly, I feel the most confident and comfortable in my skin that I have EVER felt. It is utter bliss, so freeing, so worth it. I trust that if my body doesn't need some of the fat, it will get rid of it when i sees fit, and only after it has done a whole lot more healing on my insides. I posted some videos i made below as well. I hope some of this helps :) if you ever want to talk please don't hesitate to message me :) xoxo

Comment by Hannah Day on March 29, 2014 at 2:45pm
Comment by Lacy Hanson on March 26, 2014 at 1:46pm

Hi. I have tried and failed 80/10/10 for almost a year. I have had an eating disorder since I was 15 (now 21) due to a traumatic life event. It started with anorexia, then developed into bulimia with binge eating. I abuse laxatives and want to stop. I struggle with the amount of food I need to eat on this diet. I feel good at first but then think that I am fat and so on. Any help?

Comment by Kelly Kaiser on March 17, 2014 at 2:01pm

Hey guys, I was bulimic and anorexic for quite a while. I got help but when I started to eat food at a normal rate again I had the worst stomach pains and bloating every time I ate meat or dairy. I found this life style and when I started to just only eat fruits and veg my hair started to get thicker, my skin got better and my stomach hasn't hurt since. this life style has just been so healing for me and I love it! I hope I can meet some other people who feel the same way!

 

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