Back from vacation and back to reality. while i’m certainly sad that i’m not on vacation anymore, i’ll admit that i’m happy to be back to my daily routine....starting with this big bowl of cozy oats 😋
going on this vacation was a much-needed reminder that life is too short to constantly stress about eating healthy or working out. did i just exercise as much as i would’ve liked on this past trip? no. were all of my meals healthy and cooked and home? no. and that’s okay! instead, i got my exercise in the form of walking around and exploring new cities, i enjoyed tasty food from local restaurants, and i spent my time laughing and making memories with my family instead of scrolling through social media. and that. that is so much more important to me than eating healthy and working out. i have my whole life ahead of me to do those things, but i won’t always have the opportunity to go on week-long vacations with my family. i’m so thankful that i was able to relax, let go of things, and just live in the moment. because that is what life is truly all about. .
hope everyone has a fantastic tuesday! make it a great day 😊
. #breakfast details 👉🏻 1/3 cup oats + 1/2 cup riced cauliflower + 1/2 shredded zucchini + cinnamon + flaxseed + almond milk. topped with peaches, strawberries, blackberries, cacao nibs, and @soomfoods chocolate tahini. .
Mini bagels were my childhood. i don’t know why, but they are always such a sweet treat to find four of them in my lunch bag instead of one normal sized bagel 😍 🤤 😂 it’s funny the things that excite us as children...(aka everything). seeing this on sale for $3 was such a great way to start my grocery trip yesterday!! this morning’s breakfast included ✌🏼 mini blueberry bagels heated up (in the microwave because i didn’t want to lose them in the toaster lol) with @daiyafoods vegan strawberry cream cheese for the best combo ever 🤤 and then one slice of @silverhillsbakery toasted with almond butter, ✌🏼 fried eggs and ma ☕️ with cashew milk, of course #isosleepy 😴
i’ve noticed i have some fairly large breakfasts compared to what i’ve trained my mind to think is “acceptable”. for the record, acceptable is any amount of food that satisfies your hunger, your cravings, your nutritional requirements, your emotional requirements, and provides you with sustainable energy. turns out that the amount of food that fills those requirements fills my plate more than i’ve been (emotionally) comfortable with. but i’m feeling the fear and doing it anyway. that seems to be a theme in recovery, and in life. #feelthefear#bulimiarecovery #healthyeating#intuitiveeating#holistichealing #holisticnutrition#bodypositivity#fitness #nondiet#bopo#bopowarrior#boporevolution #listentoyourbody#anxietywarrior#anorexiarecovery#bingeeatingdisorder#antidiet#foodisfuel#foodiscomfort#foodporn#minibagels
Made the porridge last night breakfast chris morning was overnight vanilla alpro porridge 🥣 #edrecovery#anorexiarecovery#foodphotography#foodstagram#foodpics#foodporn#foodisfuel#foodblogger#instafood#foodie#strongnotskinny#realrecovery#like4like#follow4follow
Yep, you read that right. trust your head, not your heart. it seems switched up, right? we’re so used to hearing ‘trust your gut’ or ‘follow your heart,’ but i believe that a lot of times in recovery, we need to do just the opposite. •
let me explain. when i refer to your head, i’m talking about what you logically know and can reason. when i refer to your heart, i’m talking about what you feel. and i think so often in recovery, we have these rules or challenges or perceptions that simply feel wrong. it feels wrong to have that snack. it feels like we can only eat after x time. it feels shameful to actually want and enjoy food. whatever your ed rules may be, i think you know what i mean when i say that things simply feel wrong and impossible. •
but take a step back for a moment. if we channel what we logically and rationally know - that our bodies use calories as energy to get us through our days, that people eat at different times every single day, that we enjoy eating because biologically and mentally we are giving our bodies what we need - if we look at the facts, we can acknowledge the truth. it may not feel like the truth, but i hope that deep down we can recognize the facts. •
and so in these moments of challenges and difficulty, we cannot go on what we feel, we must go on what we know. even when it feels so utterly and overwhelmingly wrong, we must look at the facts: i need this, this food will not hurt me, my body uses this as energy, my body is not a clock, etc etc. we must trust our heads and not our hearts. #ed#edrecovery#edwarrior#edfighter#edsoldier#eatittobeatit#recovery#recoveryisworthit#anarecovery#anorexiarecovery#eatingdisorderrecovery#beated#freedom#morethananumber#recovery#recoveryreality#freefromed#lifewithouted
An irn bru a day keeps the doctor away 😛 not ready to drink the full f*t version yet but hopefully one day 🏴 if anyone hasn’t tried scotland’s national drink, i suggest you get your hands on one asap 🙏🏻🌸
Yesterday’s lunch part 2 was a microwaved strawberry jam donut 🍩 #edrecovery#anorexiarecovery#foodphotography#foodstagram#foodpics#foodporn#foodisfuel#foodblogger#instafood#foodie#strongnotskinny#realrecovery#like4like#follow4follow