Erin P. (erinstotle) wrote in ed_ucate,
Erin P.

Deciding what to eat

Right now I am having a very difficult time deciding what to eat. I am in recovery but, like many of you, I feel like my treatment has been "faulty" in some ways, and I really have no idea what to eat half the time. Meal plans have failed. I know what to eat based on how much protein, grain, fruits/veggies I need, and that's it.

When I'm hungry and when my body craves a particular food, I just eat anything that's there and ready-made. I don't know why I have lost the desire to cook or eat good food that I enjoy. It's almost like I'm too "hungry"/impulsive/lacking control to cook anything I enjoy.

The only time I remember being passionate about food was when I was underweight. This is because I was nutritionally deprived and ALL I thought about was food and exercise pretty much every 5 minutes. I want to love to cook again, and I want to be able to enjoy and desire several flavours instead of just eating plain easy things such as cookies, fruits or sandwiches.

I don't know what to do with myself :( Everytime I eat, I feel like I'm hurting myself because my body doesn't need what I'm eating.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to feel passionate about food again, without overkill, bingeing, undereating, or obsessing?

Are there any techniques that I can use to feel my real hunger again?

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