I don't label food as good or bad.
I don't tell myself I cannot eat something because it's "unhealthy".
If I want a salad, I eat a salad.
If I want a burger and fries, I eat that burger and fries.
I listen to my body.
I eat what I want and when I want.
Typically, that means nutrient dense foods like vegetables, fruits, oats, potatoes, squash, and greens because my body craves those foods but that also means ice cream, cookies, French fries, and nachos.
👌 balance. 👌
Was it easy to get to where I am?
During my ED, I either would l heavily restrict or I would binge/purge.
I didn't know what "normal eating" was and I certainly never thought I would be able to eat intuitively.
I remember the days where I would eat throughout the day and be so proud but spiral into a sudden binge right before bedtime.
I thought I'd be stuck in the cycle for the rest of my life.
Guess what? I haven't binged in over 6 months.
It a friend suggests ice cream even though it was "unplanned" for the day, I get ice cream (if I want it, of course).
It is fully possible.
Also, ice cream is delicious.