Today’s video is about weight redistribution. Why all the new weight you gain in recovery seems to be very uneven, you feel more flabby and fat. Will it stay that way forever? Why does it happen? What can you do?
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All your videos really make sense. Even your “rambling” is better to understand than other videos on this and other topics associated with ED. I started your 6 step program last week and I am up to 1200 or so calories from a measly 700 calories. I know it’s not what I should be doing but I am slowly gaining on this. I can’t imagine how much I would be gaining on double this amount. I am also still exercising 30 minutes a day. I feel I am in the right direction you eating more but at the same time I feel I am shooting myself in the foot by not having the courage to go all the way. Any words of encouragement to to help me get the ver this mindset. I have been battling restriction for so, so long, I am tired. Thank you for listening.?
Hi, thank you! yes you will be gaining even on a little increase of cals because your body is in starvation mode and it tries to use whats provided. but this is exactly what i warn people not to do since on low amount of cals your body cant come out of the starvation mode, the metabolism stays suppressed, the hormones wont start working normally, you can continue to have starvation symptoms and stay is semi-recovery, you can actually gain more fat by doing this in the long run. so again, i recommend the MinneMaud calories or the HDRM amounts for a healthy recovery. And i dont recommend you to exercise as well! i know you think you can somehow trick recovery and do it the way you want, or the way your ED wants, but there is no better way to recover than to go full in. trust me! otherwise, yes, you are just shooting yourself in the foot…
Hi Elisa, thank you for replying. I didn’t know you did until I looked up this post and saw that you had. It’s very encouraging and I will try harder to go on with more calories and maybe some mild walking. Thank you for all you do, you are making a difference in my thinking. ?
thank you! 🙂 wish you all best to your recovery!!