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Thirst Cues VS Hunger Cues - How Much Water Should You Be Drinking? ED / Orthorexia Recovery

If you've been watching my youtube videos/reading my blogs, we've been talking about food and hunger cues, but what about water and thirst cues, right?

And I've got quite a few questions on this recently like, "How should I approach water? Should it be the same as food? How much water did you drink in recovery? How much water should I be...

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Emotional Outpour and Overwhelm in ED/Diet Recovery?

Hey, everyone. Kayla here, thanks for joining me today. :)

I've had so many people recently bring this up, I had to write about it finally... that is - feeling like an emotional wreck or just a general overwhelming feeling of emotions in recovery.

Most people will go through this at some point in their recovery.

And it's not like at this...

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Coronavirus CVOID19 and Your ED Recovery

Hey, everyone. Kayla here, welcome back to another post. :)

Weird times right now, right? Especially to be in recovery. So, I thought it would probably be good to touch on some of the things that I've been reflecting about, and how this time can affect recovery, and how this time can be a period of growth.

 

I don't know where you're at in...

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Edema / Water Retention / Swelling - Lasting Longer than a Year in ED/Diet Recovery

Hey, everyone. Kayla here with Damn the Diets :)

Thanks for joining me for another post today.

Today I want to talk about edema, water retention, puffiness, swelling once more!

I talk about this quite a bit on my channel, haven't talked about it in a while. I wanted to bring it up to clear up a couple things just from my point of view...

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It’s that time of year again…New Year, Same ED Recovery Method!

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog in 2020!

I know that this time of year can maybe be a little bit difficult, maybe challenging, especially when you’re in recovery, and you’re trying to challenge all these diet lies, and diet culture, and beauty culture, and trying to gain weight for whatever reason, to recover, trying to...

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“Will I Gain More Weight Eating Processed Foods” in ED/Diet Recovery?

Snickers, they can be the best protein bars.

That’s actually what I want to talk to you about today!

I keep hearing a lot of people talk about how they “should” be eating more whole foods in their recovery, or they haven’t yet incorporated processed foods into their recovery yet because they have this huge fear that if...

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No Extreme Hunger // Lack of Physical Appetite in ED Recovery?

Are you facing no physical extreme hunger, no appetite, no physical hunger when you’re coming from a past of an energy deficit of any kind?

You guys have heard me talk a lot about extreme physical hunger, but not a lot about the absence of hunger. Some of you guys have been asking on other posts/videos like, “What if I don’t...

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Thermodynamics – Are all calories equal? Eat less & Exercise more?

Today I want to talk about the “law” of thermodynamics!

I’ve been seeing a couple of different comments from people that aren’t subscribed that just stumbled upon my videos on youtube and they want to fight me with my approach with thermodynamics. 

Okay…I understand thermodynamics. And I understand the...

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“I’m not “Underweight”… Do I deserve to eat & recover from an Eating Disorder??”

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about disordered eating or eating disorders or an unhealthy relationship around food or your body and exercise.

There’s a lot of people thinking,

  • “I never was in starvation.”
  • Or, “I have issues around food in my body and exercise, but I don’t have an eating...
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My Clean Eating went too far.. Knowing Too Much About Nutrition: Orthorexia/ED Recovery

I was just thinking to myself and about my past with orthorexia, and it just came to me..It’s the topic of getting to a point where you know too much about nutrition.

A lot of us get into “nutrition studies and research” because we’re inspired by wanting to be more healthy, so we start researching more about nutrition,...

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