Don’t restrict. Ever.
That’s basically the number one rule of eating disorder recovery. You eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Craving a mega size chocolate bar instead of spinach salad? Go for it. Half a pizza for breakfast? You bet.
The goal is to unlearn all your restrictive habits. To remind yourself that eating is necessary, and better yet, enjoyable! Recovery is all about finding balance and letting go of control.
But what if I want to be vegan now that I’ve started getting over my eating disorder?
I’ve read infinite articles, blog posts and commentaries on the controversy of becoming vegan after an anorexia. I know that most experts highly recommend NOT going vegan. I know that it’s risky because in a sense, it’s another form of restriction. I know there’s a chance it could trigger me back into my disordered ways.
I know all of that and yet, I still want to give it a chance. Maybe I’m really stubborn, maybe I like a challenge, or maybe I just want to prove I can do it.
Whatever the reasons, I’M GOING VEGAN.
For real this time. Like a true, kale-loving, falafel-eating, tree-hugging, yoga-doing vegan. (Please don’t be offended by the ridiculous amount of stereotypes I just used). Seriously guys, I’mma do this veganism thing. Because honestly, life with an eating disorder sucked and I need something new to get me excited about food. Something that makes me feel good about food. Something that heals my insides AND my outsides.
Something like becoming vegan!
Have any of you become vegan after suffering from an eating disorder? I’d love some motivation or tips : )
September is my favorite month of the year. (And no, it’s not because it’s my birthday month…although that’s a pretty big deal too : ) ) It’s my favorite month because it’s national yoga month! As a self-proclaimed yoga addict, it’s like heaven. Discounts at yoga stores + free classes at the top studios? SIGN ME UP PLEASE!
I haven’t been posting lately because of a TON of life changes, like graduating college, moving back home, and starting my first grown-up job. But I’m back, as vegan and yoga-obsessed as ever. Or at least I’m trying. And that should count for something right? : ) This week, I’ll be featuring a lot of yoga poses, especially arm balances that I’ve finally been able to master recently. This girl is in love with ashtanga yoga now! I can’t believe how much of a positive change it’s had on my body and my life. More on that later in the week, though. Right now, I’m settling in with a cozy blanket and some sea salt popcorn to enjoy the first night of NFL football!
How are you all lovely vegans celebrating national yoga month? Do studios in your area have any fun events or free class deals?
Love & happy yoga thoughts!