as embarrassing as it is to say considering I'm male, I have a history with a severe eating disorder that started when I was extremely young. I went about a week eating literally nothing and am trying to get a vibe for how much food is too much now that I'm trying to get back on track with recovery.. so I'll just say what I've had so far today and would appreciate some feedback. Thanks.
morning snack (metabolism jump start)
1 banana &3 Brazil nuts
one roll of simple sushi
1 veggie sandwich and orange juice
for dinner I'm gonna make a creamy vegan pasta dish, but I'm still hungry and not sure if it would be too much food to have a second sandwich since I won't be cooking dinner for another 3hours or so.
id appreciate if I didn't get too much shit for being a "manorexic" it's hard enough without dealing with stigma and harsh people.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think that sounds like too much food at all. That is probably around the same amount I eat within a day and people tell me I am a small eater.
I'm sorry people give you a hard time about your disorder and I'm glad you are on the road to recovery!0
Most Helpful Guy
It really depends on a lot of things, and everyone is different. How big are you? You are implying that you are underweight, but didn't come right out and say it. What is your activity level? What kind of muscle mass do you have? How is your stamina?
Assuming you are underweight, what you listed seems like it's on the light side. Just like you shouldn't lose weight too quickly, you shouldn't try to gain weight too quickly either. You want to gain healthy weight, not just gain weight to be gaining weight.
If you are not at all active, what you listed still sounds a bit light. If you are active at all, it's very light. A high activity level can easily double or triple your food intake. Without knowing more, I'd say you need to increase your food intake, especially since you said you were hungry. I would increase it gradually and concentrate on a good variety. Throw in some veggies and more protein sources.
You mention vegen twice, but also sushi. If you are vegetarian, or semi-vegetarian, you really need to concentrate more on protein, B vitamins, etc.
Gradually increase your food intake over time and monitor your weight and overall feeling of health. If you have an eating disorder, and maybe a bad or false self image, you might have to put in more effort at self monitoring. Maybe ask the opinion of people who know you and can see you.
What you are eating sounds healthy. You just need more of it, and a better variety.0