Be your own cheerleader
I was hospitalised with anorexia in 2020. This is how I recovered:
- Speak to a dietician about creating a meal plan and hold yourself accountable to the meal plan. You need to be your own cheerleader, no-one else can do this for you.
- When I lost control of my life, I started to control food. Think about the triggers in your life that make you feel as though you have lost control and talk to a psychologist. Challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what is happening.
- Throw away those scales! I have not weighed myself since
- For 5 minutes a day, just stop and sit with your thoughts. Think of them like temporary thought bubbles that have no power of over you. It is important to learn how to be safe in your own head.
- When you start feeling anxious around food, notice the feelings in your body and call it out! Say it out loud like ‘My chest feels tight’ or ‘my breathing is shallow’. When you name how you feel, you can start to control it.
- I called the Butterfly Foundation twice and the same girl listened and helped me. She changed my life.