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Today's topic is something many of you have requested, and that is: what do I do if I'm in recovery
or starting in recovery but I'm at a normal or a healthy weight?
So like I said, today's topic is what do we do if we want to get better, we want to get into recovery
but we're already at our normal or healthy weight?
Now, first I want to talk about the fact that a doctor or a dietitian has to tell you when you're at a normal or healthy
weight, because they know based on your body type and your bone mass and all of the things that make you
the wonderful and amazing you.
We need to make sure that they believe you're at a healthy and normal weight.
I'm not talking about you actually just thinking it, cause as we know, our brain can play tricks on us, right?
So we know our doctor said, "You're at a good healthy weight, way to go, yay!"
And we're like, "I feel bad and I want to get better". So then what do I do?
Now, you still have to treat your eating disorder just like anybody else would.
And I know many of you have asked, like, "What if you're overweight, what if you're severely underweight, what if
you're at a normal weight?"
It doesn't really matter.
Because like I said before, our eating disorder is more about our coping skills and what we think about ourselves.
It has nothing really to do with the weight, it's not really about the food.
How many times have I said that? So many times, right? It's not really about the food.
It's about how we cope with life and life's stressors.
And our eating disorder has been that coping skill, and it's gotten us through those really hard times.
So, we're still going to have to put in the hard work.
And I know many of you are thinking, "Okay, so I'm seeing a therapist and I'm really working on things and I'm
trying new coping skills, but what do I do? Do I see a dietitian?"
Yes! Because we actually do need to get your metabolism and your body getting the nutrients it needs.
We need to get it all revved up and it needs to be at a normal level as well.
Does that make sense? Because we can't just snap our fingers and "Oh, okay this is fixed and everything is good"
We have to work through the things that we use the eating disorder for in the first place,
Like whether it was abuse or stress or life changes or any number of things, right?
Whatever we're using for the coping skill, we have to work through it and we need to heal our metabolism
and heal our body and get it the nutrients it needs, so I would encourage all of you to still work with your doctors,
still work with your dietitians.
If you have questions about what it's like to see a dietitian, check out my video with Kate.
I did a series of videos with her about what it's like, questions that she'll ask, what to expect, all that stuff
so that you have to be stressed out or worried.
And like always, don't forget to subscribe to my channel.
I put out videos all the time, and sometimes you don't even know when they're coming out.
And I catch you. Ha!
So you want to be subscribed so that you get that little notification and you know.
And I'm also on Instagram, I'm on Twitter, I'm on Google+, and you have to add me on Google+ now so that
when you leave your comments below on things that have worked for you and what dietitian meetings were like
for you, I can comment back and be like, "Yay! Thanks!" And people can thumbs up them and all sorts
of fun things. So make sure you add me to your circles and I will see you next time!
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