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Old 04-27-2018, 12:30 AM
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Hi. I have been in anorexia recovery for 5 1/2 years. Recently, within the past week and a half, I started eating more. I can physically feel and see myself getting bigger since I increased my caloric intake. I am a healthy weight - 5'5 and 115 lbs (now 117). Personally, I don't think what I am eating should cause me to gain weight, but clearly I am not able to maintain on more than 1500/1600 calories. Can you please provide feedback about why you think I am gaining weight? Do you think I eat too much? I am sedentary and the only activity that I do is school work and mainly sitting. I am not active.

Breakfast:
1 cup Golean cereal (160 cal)
2 egg whites
1 cup strawberries
coffee w/ fat free cream

Snack:
1 1/2 cup of spaghetti squash
1 carrot

Lunch:
A can of tuna (120 cal) or 4 oz of grilled chicken in either a salad or an 80-cal wrap.
1 Greek yogurt (80 cal)

Dinner:
5 oz meat (usually grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, swordfish, etc - no red meat)
1 medium summer squash (steamed)
1 medium zuchinni (steamed)
1 cup spaghetti squash

Snack:
1/2 Golean cereal (80 cal) or air-popped popcorn
1 Greek Yogurt (80 cal)

Note: Twice per week I have been challenging myself with an egg white omelette made with broccoli and squash but still have strawberries and coffee. If I have an egg white omelette in the morning, I will have 1 cup of golean cereal and 1 greek yogurt at night.
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:33 PM
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At your height, you are not overweight! It is in the normal weight range for your height, even on the low side. Maybe talk to your doctor about your anxiety - because you are fairly thin to begin with and dieting now with anxiety about what you're eating is not good!
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Hi, I would incorporate more fruits with your veggies. I personally cannot eat meat, dairy, or gluten containing products, they cause me to have bad digestion and therefore weight gain.
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Originally Posted by saraclark62 View Post
Hi. I have been in anorexia recovery for 5 1/2 years. Recently, within the past week and a half, I started eating more. I can physically feel and see myself getting bigger since I increased my caloric intake. I am a healthy weight - 5'5 and 115 lbs (now 117). Personally, I don't think what I am eating should cause me to gain weight, but clearly I am not able to maintain on more than 1500/1600 calories. Can you please provide feedback about why you think I am gaining weight? Do you think I eat too much? I am sedentary and the only activity that I do is school work and mainly sitting. I am not active.

Breakfast:
1 cup Golean cereal (160 cal)
2 egg whites
1 cup strawberries
coffee w/ fat free cream

Snack:
1 1/2 cup of spaghetti squash
1 carrot

Lunch:
A can of tuna (120 cal) or 4 oz of grilled chicken in either a salad or an 80-cal wrap.
1 Greek yogurt (80 cal)

Dinner:
5 oz meat (usually grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, swordfish, etc - no red meat)
1 medium summer squash (steamed)
1 medium zuchinni (steamed)
1 cup spaghetti squash

Snack:
1/2 Golean cereal (80 cal) or air-popped popcorn
1 Greek Yogurt (80 cal)

Note: Twice per week I have been challenging myself with an egg white omelette made with broccoli and squash but still have strawberries and coffee. If I have an egg white omelette in the morning, I will have 1 cup of golean cereal and 1 greek yogurt at night.
Add some fruits to lunch like cranberry, orange, apple, grape. They are good for constipation, detoxifier, vitamins, and nutrition.
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